Ok, so I hate to admit it, but decorating my classroom is one the things I most look forward to when the summer begins to fade into the sunset. This year I’m at a new school in a new district (yes, AGAIN!). I couldn’t be happier with my new district, Denver Public Schools, and my new school, Morey Middle! Morey is a vintage school building (est. 1921!!). You know my love of most things vintage.
Ridiculously enough, one of my favorite things about my new room is that I have a door! Actually I have two doors. You are probably thinking, “Don’t all classrooms have doors?”. No, my friends they don’t. Last year, my classroom did not have a door. I had no idea how frustrating and annoying it would be to have a classroom without a door (just a gaping hole facing out into the shared wing area). It was horrible! So imagine my delight to find that I have door(s) this year! Two! They are old, heavy, wooden doors. Immediately my mind started racing with all of the possibilities for my new classroom. I also get to paint my room! More on that in a later post. There will be before and after photos. So, I started thinking, what can I do to add my own flair to my door? Hmmm….. I knew just what to do. Make a welcome wreath! So I picked a color scheme: Tiffanyish blue (so hard to find!), Taupe, and Cream. Then I went to Michaels (which by the way, offers teachers a 15% discount – all the time!! just show them your ID). I bought a small (about 12″ across) styrofoam wreath, some sparkly ribbon (I used two spools of the sparkly ribbon to wrap the entire wreath form), and some scrapbooking paper. Then I came home and raided my craft closet! I used my Martha Stewart Scoreboard to create the paper rosettes and on the large one, I also used a Martha edge punch. I also used the edge punch for the paper “Welcome” ribbon. A few buttons, stickers, and ribbon and it was done! My welcome wreath for my classroom door. Yay!
3 thoughts on “New Classroom, New Decor!!!”
This wreath is awesome ! I love the color palette it’s very soothing. Can’t wait to see the room transformation.
Love the wreath. And good luck with the new school year!
Thanks, ladies. I’m looking forward to getting started!