Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Day 6 Giveaway and Tried it Tuesday-Threading Ribbon

I know many of you are off for snow days, but I'm returning to school today in sunny Florida! Even though I had my air conditioning on yesterday morning, I'm so excited I get to finally wear my cute boots and coat today!
Are you ready to win some fabulous prizes??!!!

Congratulations to Kathryn B.!! She won yesterday's Rafflecopter of products!

Some more fabulous ladies have donated treasures today! Be sure to check out their blogs to read more about how they use these products and follow them for additional ideas, tips, lessons, and freebies!

Bethany from Hunter's Teaching Tales is donating her Informational Writing Unit.
Perfect to teach nonfiction writing to your students!

Your students will surely be motivated to explore new reading genres!

Mandy from The Fourth Grade Journey is donating her Task Card Bundle! {152 cards!!!}

Soooooo many possibilities!!! Wow!

a Rafflecopter giveawaya Rafflecopter giveaway
Now time to link up with my sweet giveaway partner for her Tried it Tuesday!
I'm sharing something that's been bugging me for a while! An easier method has probably always been around, but I just discovered an easier way for me last week! :)
I just love the bunting and pennant banners for my classroom!
I also like the ribbon to be threaded to finish off the look...but it's sometimes a headache! Well, I've TRIED using an Exacto knife and it's a pain to thread into that narrow slit! I've also TRIED using a regular hole puncher, but I don't like the way it lays or looks on the curves of the circular punch.
So, I got to thinking...there must be a rectangular hole punch...so, I took a field trip to Michael's and guess what? They had one! (It's not as wide as the ribbon-only 1/4"). I just hole punched the paper twice to make the rectangle larger for the ribbon to thread easily.
See how the ribbon lays flat? It makes the pennant hang straighter too! 
Here is a picture of the banner in my house before I had to take it down to bring and use at school today!
This banner is part of my Happy New Year's Resolutions Pack.

I hope this tip helps someone out there who like to thread their banners!
Go check out all the great ideas linked up to Holly's blog and don't forget to enter every day!
This party is rocking until the 12th!


  1. Great tip! Think it is time for me to head to Michael's!

  2. Very cool! Glad you finally got to wear your boots!
    I finally got my snow day.
    Stay warm

    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  3. Thank you for the tip.
    We went back to school last Thursday. However, we were canceled Friday, Monday, and Tuesday due to weather. Enjoy your boots! That is one of the fun things about winter.
    Fit to be Fourth

  4. Great tip! I love those little banners!

  5. This is a great tip! You make it look so easy! I love the design of your banner and it looked great in your home too. :) Thanks for linking up, BBB!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  6. LOVE IT!! I just hope we can get rectangular hole punches in New Zealand!! I love bunting, and it's pretty much going to be the theme of my class this year!! haha

    Learning to be awesome

  7. I love that you are that excited to wear boots!! Did they have a heel on them...??? :-P And wow for the rectangular punch! Super cool! :)

  8. Shut the front door!! A rectangular hole pinch?! This is going to be awesome! I hate how my banners don't lay right. So excited about this! I'm getting one...tomorrow!

  9. Love this - don't unfriend me, but I have just been stapling my banners to the ribbon, gasp, I know, and the staples are not even colored with marker to match!!! Seriously, love this, will be heading out to Michael's as soon as it warms up :)


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