Hi! Chrissie here again! The end of the school year is almost upon us! It always seems to fly by faster and faster each year. My daughter just adores her First Grade teacher, and in addition to a nice gift card, I wanted to give her something handmade to remember her by! My initial plan was to create a mini easel chalkboard, but when my local store was sold out of most of what I needed, I opted for a different route! I found some pre-made easels that worked out perfectly. One side is a whiteboard and the other side is a chalkboard. It was very inexpensive (under $5 and I had a coupon for 40% off).
Therm O Web Supplies:
DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • AQUA
DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • SPRING GREEN
ICRAFT EASY CUT ADHESIVE™ SHEETS • SM
ICRAFT EASY-TEAR ADHESIVE™ TAPE • 1/4 IN **
ICRAFT EASY-TEAR ADHESIVE™ TAPE • 1/8 IN. **
Letter Die Cuts (Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC’s used)
Heart Die Cut (Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me used)
Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug used)
Non Stick Craft Mat
Easel (by Art Minds)
Chalk (By Art Minds) Mod Podge (Glossy)
I wanted to personalize it, so I die cut the teacher’s name out twice (one for each side), using iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive™ Sheets. My daughter chose the foil colors (her teacher’s favorite color is green, so we stuck with the green ‘family,’ using Spring Green and Aqua).
I’ve created a quick video, sharing how incredibly easy it is to customize any pre-bought piece using iCraft Easy-Cut Adhesive™ Sheets and Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets. Any type of frame, magnet, binder, clipboard, box, etc…. Almost anything will work in the same fashion I used to create this Mood Board!
Oh, and you might be wondering why this is considered a Mood Board? My daughter told me that in her classroom, they just write the ‘Mood of the Class’ on the large whiteboard, so she decided this would be the perfect Mini Mood Board! 🙂
I’d also like to point out that while my daughter didn’t participate in making this particular piece (besides choosing the foil colors and directing me as to what to do, LOL), she absolutely loves using foil! She always steals my foil scraps and then uses them up herself, by either cutting up the pieces or using them with adhesive. So, keep that in mind for a future Kid’s Craft – foil is easy for kiddos to use and it’s not messy at all (major bonus points there)!
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