Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Made It

I hadn't planned on posting a Monday Made It today, but Tara mentioned that I should share my new classroom door decor so here we go!

I just love this linky. I get pretty jealous at how creative and crafty you all are. My school summer project list is still a mile high, but maybe I will get everything completed in time for the new school year. 

In the meantime, I did have a craft night out with the best friend this past Friday. Our cute, little downtown has a pottery shop called The Pink Pig. It is an adorable store. Recently, they have started to expand from pottery and now offer canvas, craft, and glass classes. 

We made these adorable 4th of July friendly door hangers. Mine is going on my classroom door for Labor Day in September. 
I am soooooo excited to share the steps to make this adorable door hanger with you. Sorry for the "not so great" picture steps, but I didn't plan ahead. I just snapped the following pictures on my own randomly without thinking to do a tutorial, but I think you will get the gist. 

Long sheets of burlap
Butcher paper(for tracing)
Red, White, and Blue Acrylic paint
Ribbon(for bow)
Hot Glue and Gun
Paintbrushes(including a foam brush with circular tip)
Plastic Bags(for stuffing)
Chevron Painters Tape

Use the butcher paper to draw a star. This was my downfall from the get-go because I CANNOT DRAW A STAR without a pattern. My star turned out a little wacky, but my classroom kids won't notice. Then, take a sharpie and trace your star onto the burlap. You will need to trace 2 stars(one to paint and one to be the back). Cut out the stars and place one of them to the side. You won't need it until the very end. 

 Paint the entire star white. I left burlap at the edge of mine, but some of the ladies painted all the way to the edge and it looked great. 

 After you have let the white paint dry, add your blue. Make sure that your edges are straight. Once you have painted the blue and let it dry, you are ready to add your chevron painters tape. It is really important that your chevron lines up the entire time. The pieces should fit together. If you were to move them to where they are touching then they would just slide into place(hope that makes sense!eek!)
Paint over the white with the red paint to create the stripes on the flag.  I would paint a little then tape a little. 

Pull up the painter's tape. Then, add your white circles as stars. I used a foam circle brush. Once it has dried, go get that second piece of burlap and glue it to the back of your painted piece. Glue all but one "arm" of the star. Stuff extra butcher paper or plastic grocery bags inside the star to give it some depth. Once you have stuffed it then you can glue the final arm together. 

Make your bow and attach it where you think it fits best. I liked mine to the side, but some ladies put theirs on top. Don't forget to use the wire to create a hook. I just thread mine through the actual burlap. 

Hope that makes sense. Those are super quick steps, and making detailed craft instructions are not my jam. :)

If you make one...send me a picture! I want to see you final project!

Make sure you go check out the other Monday Made It posts.


  1. Very cute! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!!

  2. I love it! That is SUPER cute!

  3. OMG! Those came out great! I may have to give it a try!
    Kay @ Sommer Pride

  4. Very cute! Love the chevron tape...great idea!

    I {Heart} Recess

  5. Absolutely adorable! How did I not know there was such a thing as chevron painters' tape. I will need to look for this!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. Very cute! I want to make something with burlap!
    Wild & Fun in Pre-K

  7. This is awesome! I, too, had no idea there was chevron painters tape! I NEED it!


  8. I've been wanting to do something crafty for the 4th and have loved these types of door hangers forever! Now I know what I'm going to make! Do you know how much burlap it took by chance? Thanks - it's truly adorable!


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