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!