Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday Made Its-Back to School Resources and Gifts

I'm so excited to say I actually "met" Tara in Vegas and she's even sweeter in person if that's possible!
 I have a few things to share today:
I really LOVE the fashion hats from Buckle, but they're about $45 a piece, so I decided to try to make my own! I bought the hat and supplies at Hobby Lobby. I figured the hat was only $6.99 (and I used a 40% off coupon), so if I messed it up, it wouldn't be too bad. :)
In the first picture you may notice an applique, but I decided not to use it after I started "blinging" out my hat. I only used rhinestones and pearls and it really changes the whole look. I used the E6000 glue which means these jewels will NEVER fall off, but it leaves an odor. It's only been a day and the odor is already fading. I think I would try a hot glue gun if I did it again.
I know some of you don't want to think about it, but some people are actually heading back to school soon! I finally finished the last wreath of my wreath bundle craftivity set!
Here's the Back to School Reading Wreath-perfect for students to complete on their first reading assignment to show off at open house!

I made these blog buttons for my buddies for our Vegas trip so we would be recognizable to new friends. :) So many of us memorize the blog button, so it's nice when you can put a face to it!
 I also made notebooks for my blogging buddies. I printed their logo on full sheet labels. I used my large scallop punch to cut out the logos and placed them on top of the notebooks. I printed stickers on full size labels that read "handmade by Joanne" for the back of the notebooks. I used my 1" circle punch to make these.

A little ribbon and a matching pen and I was all set! :)
 This would be a great gift for your teammates!
I also printed and laminated my Back to School Scoot {FREEBIE}. Grab this goodie here, but please read about how I plan to use it here first. You will gain valuable information that will set the tone for the year!
I hope you found some ideas for your classroom or your head today! :) Go check out all the other fabulous ideas on Tara's Monday Made It!


  1. Love mine! Thank you so much!!! <3

  2. Girl!!!!!! I LOVE you!!! So fun meeting and hanging out with you!!!! That bling hat?!?!?!?! Stop.IT!!! I need one of those in my life!!!! Those little personalized notebooks are adorbs too!!! So cute all of it!!! We have got to get together!!!! Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

  3. I am in love with my notebook you made me. You are the best!!! xoxoxo

  4. YOU don't need buttons to be recognizable! I know you!
    I bet you're loving all the friends and connections you came back with--I know I did.

  5. How generous of you to make the buttons and notebooks for your friend. So cute!
    Middle School Math Rules

  6. Love, love your Back to School Scoot freebie. Thank you.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  7. Oh my gosh!!! That HAT! You're SO cute! I miss you already!! :( I wish we didn't live so far away from each other. You're a kindred spirit. :) The notebook and button you made? Awesome! Love you! XXOO
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  8. I love those personalized notebooks. Thanks for sharing!
    My Bright Blue House

  9. You are wonderful and I'm so glad we were able to spend time together!

  10. I can't believe that I missed Vegas...I could've gotten a notebook and a button personalized by you??? I'm stomping my feet and throwing a fit right now. You are just too cute! It feels so good to be back blogging. Oh how I've missed you! xo
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  11. I love the notebooks and buttons! And what a great idea with the reading wreath! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Notes from the Portable

  12. Love all of it! That back to school scoot seems so fun :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

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