Monday, July 9, 2012

Made It Monday!

I was afraid I would not have anything ready this week to link up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics, but alas I was able to come up with something.  I stopped at Home depot today to pick up a class set of those cute (NOT!) functional aprons (77 cents!) to use as book bags for my kiddos.  I loved the idea, but I was so not lovin' the HD logo smack dab in the middle.  What to do?  What to do?

I purchased this super cute scrapbook kit from Just So Scrappy Too, which matches the color theme I want to use for my classroom
and I have been trying to figure out what I wanted to do first.
I decided to make some labels to cover up that logo (about 4" square.)

I laminated them and then used Velcro dots to secure them to the aprons.
That way, I can reuse (and wash) the aprons every year and still have them personalized for the kids.
I stuck 2 loop sides (the fuzzy side) on the corners of the tag, 
and then put the hook side directly on top of the loop side with the sticky side up.
Next, I placed the label where I wanted it on the apron to cover the HD logo.  Now the velcro dots are in just the right spot to match up with the lable.
Much better, I think, don't you?

Now on to Manic Monday from Classroom Freebies...

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
These are the Table Group Labels that I made to go on the supply bins for each table.

You can get the Power Point Version here so you can edit to fit your needs.

And finally for today...
I have made Parent Information Night (Back-to-School) Power Points to match most of my classroom themes.
These are all available in my TPT and TN stores.

I am very excited about the AZ Bloggy Meet-Up tomorrow?
Will YOU be there?
I hope so!


  1. Super cute aprons!!
    I'll see you tomorrow!! :)
    I just blogged about being nervous! Haha

  2. Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday. Have fun tomorrow!


  3. Love your idea with the aprons...I might have to do the same but with my baseball theme!

  4. Love this idea---I just finished picking up aprons at Hobby Lobby and had planned to do some stamping on them. Love what you did with the kids' names. Is that something that's available from your site? Have a wonderful evening and thanks for sharing your idea :)

  5. Those book aprons turned out so cute!! Love how creative you got in covering the not so cute label:) Super love! Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  6. Can you explain how you use them as book bags? Do you tie them on the chair or?! Thanks for sharing!


  7. Love the apron idea! :)

  8. I like your book bags! What a great idea!

  9. The apron idea is so creative! I love it!! Everything came out great! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  10. I pinned the aprons earlier this summer and love how you personalized them...will definitely be doing this! Thanks for sharing!

    Success in Second Grade

  11. Brilliant idea to use velcro so you can personalize, wash, and reuse year after year! How have I not ever seen your blog before! I love your header and blog name!!
    :) Dana, your newest follower
    Enter my giveaway @ Fun in 1st Grade

  12. I just blogged about the Home Depot aprons the other day! So great!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  13. so cute!! Thanks for sharing. I am gonna miss the meet-up tomorrow. Last time it was my truck and this time it is my husband's car. His radiator broke or something. I don't know... I do know it is no longer in the car so he has been driving my truck. Which means that I am stuck at home 1 1/2 hours from the cheese factory. =(

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  14. I love the apron idea!
    The Idea Backpack

  15. The apron idea is so cute! Thank you for sharing! I am your newest follower! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  16. Hi Teresa! I am your newest follower and I am already in love with your book bags! So cute!! I am going to try to adapt them to match my rainbow-colored classroom! I would be a great way for the students to carry around their supplies to centers! I hope you jump over to my blog sometime!

    Little Lovely Leaders

  17. I love the aprons, what a fun idea. The labels look great. Thanks for sharing.


  18. Thanks for sharing those labels! I needed something more creative for my group supply bins! :)


  19. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and love it! The apron is adorable!

    I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by my blog sometime. :)

    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

  20. Your ideas are so perfect for teachers... Easy to make, affordable, durable and of course adorable! Thanks for sharing!

    First Grade Fascination

  21. Super cute apron idea!! Just found your cute blog and am your newest follower. I would love for you to drop by my blog sometime.

    Teaching Maddeness

  22. Cute aprons! That is such a creative idea!

    One Class, One Sound

  23. Cute idea!!! :)


  24. Oh my goodness! Super cute. I am a new follower and would love to have you join my "Blogs of Inspiration" page.
    Happy Teaching,
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

  25. Cute bags! I did the same thing! Thanks for following!


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