Thursday, July 25, 2013

Freshen Up With New Fabric!

I love my classroom theme. After 14 years of teaching, I can finally say that and mean it. The Wizard of Oz is my favorite movie, so I found ways to decorate with it, but without over doing it. I also use these colors:  light blue (Dorothy's dress), red (ruby slippers), yellow (yellow brick road), and green (emerald city). These colors are easy to find when shopping for school accessories. I thought about changing the color scheme to a more trendy turquoise, yellow, and white. However, I thought I might grow tired of it after one year.

While I love my overall theme, I still have the desire for something new and fresh. Enter new bulletin board fabric. My other half, Madalyn, and I took a quick trip to Hobby Lobby (Is it ever really quick?). Check out the fabric I bought!

I chose colors that stick to my Wizard of Oz theme, but with a pop of trendy design. The red ribbon is going to be the border for the blue chevron bulletin board. I wish I could remember where I saw that idea online. For the yellow polka dot fabric, I'm going to try wrapping it over the edges past the silver metal part,  go without a border, and add a corner accent. This idea came from two cousins at The Newly Wife Blog

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Don't you love the studded border? It's made of pushpins! These two bulletin boards, a new floor plan, and getting rid of my teacher desk (yes! I took the plunge!) will give me that much desired newness for a new and exciting school year. Decorating your classroom for the new school year is like getting a new dress for the first day of school. It just puts you in a renewed state of mind. Wish me luck!


  1. Love the fabric choices! And I can't believe you got rid of your desk!! Where is all of your "junk you don't want anyone to see" going to go?! You must be super organized :)

  2. I also updated my new fabric. I love the ones at Hobby Lobby. It really wakes up my room.