I think it is a requirement of teachers to...
- Love clipboards... and have about 1 million.... you never know when you need one.
- Have a near obsession over post-its. Cant they be used for just about anything!?!? Math... yes.... Science... yes... Reading... always.... Love them!
Ahhh yes.... teacher supplies.
So this is what I made for my wonderful teacher friend:
Here are the supplies I needed:
Lets start with the post-it note holder.... soooooo easy. Get yourself a cardboard coaster from a place like Chili's.
|Grab your trusty mod podge. Mine is glossy, but I only used it as a glue.|
|The secret to all mod podge: some sort of squeegee!!! You must press out all those air bubbles or your paper will crinkle and it will not be pretty.|
|Use an exacto to carefully cut around the edges of the coaster.|
|One side was covered in dots, the other in black and white. After I covered both sides, I dipped my brush in black paint and painted the edges and speckled the side as if I were stenciling. I really like the effect.|
Then just add a big clip with some post-its and you're done!
|Paint the sides first.|
|Cut your paper to the size you want. I wanted to use 2 different types of paper.... I started with the bottom and worked my way up.|
|Mod Podge only the bottom. I used mine only as a glue; I did not put a top layer of it on.|
|Use that squeegee to get it nice and smooth with no bubbles.|
|The toughest part was cutting around the silver head area. You could paint the top black and skip all the cutting, but I only wanted it covered in paper.|
|I used the same painting technique around the board like I did on the coaster. Then add a little bow... so cute!|
Have fun crafting.... and if you don't have a secret pal, maybe make something special for that wonderful custodian or secretary who we all know the school would burn down if we didn't have either of them :)