Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Made It: READ Letters for Classroom Library

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I completed this project two years ago, but never shared it. I wanted something bright in my library when I started teaching 4th grade, so I decided to get crafty!

I bought the cardboard letters from Jo Ann Farbic. I already had the Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint and scrapbook paper.


First, I traced the letters, upside down, on the white side of the scrapbook paper. This enabled me to cut out the exact size of the letters for the front of the letters.

Then, I painted the sides with colors that would coordinate with my picked scrapbook paper.


After the paint dried, I used Mod Podge to adhere the scrapbook paper to the letters. Once that dried, I clear coated the top and sides of the letters with matte Mod Podge.

To give the letters an extra touch I tied a piece of ribbon around each letter.



To attach the letters to my wall I used Command Mini Hooks. I used my scissors to make a small cut in the back of the letters and put the hook inside and smushed it to the wall. They've been up for two years with no problems. :)


4 comments:

  1. They turned out so cute! Love them :)

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  2. I have been planning on creating READ letters for so long, maybe next week ;-) Your library is gorgeous by the way!!

    Jennifer
    Jenuine Possibilities

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  3. Love those colors. So bright and fun!

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