Monday, June 25, 2012

Made It Monday: Hall Pass Sign

I’ve been plugging away at my summer bucket list for the classroom because I have, are you ready, 22 days left before I start district training. Yes, that is it my friends. Kids come back on August 1st for me so I’m trying to get it all crammed in. :)

I had so much fun linking up to 4th Grade Frolics last week and met so many new teachers that I wanted to do it again! I probably will until I run out of projects! :)

DIY Hall Pass Sign ButtonOn my summer bucket list I posted this:

HallPass

I decided to give it a whirl. It didn’t look too hard and it really wasn’t! The hardest part is waiting for paint to dry! ;) My classroom colors are staying the same from last year but this year I am adding owls and more crafty things since my room is going to be 30 x 30! :)

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So here is what you will need:

HallPassSupplies

Paint (many colors: background and dots)

Paintbrush

Paint pens (white and black)

Wood

Fine point Sharpie

4-6 Clothespins

Glue gun (not shown)

Ribbon (not shown)

Sand paper (not shown)

Circle Stencil (anything that you can use as a circle guide)

When I unwrapped the board I realized that I could easily get a splinter if I wasn’t careful so the first thing I did was sand all the edges smooth.

MIM16MIM21MIM19MIM20Then I took the board outside and spray painted it blue. The hardest part, again, was just waiting for that to dry. I did several coats because I don’t like to see the wood grain/lines through the paint.

MIM1Using the stencil I began marking the circles and filling them in….which required several coats to get them looking good.

MIM2MIM3Once I felt like the circles were good, I had to let them dry. In fact, I think we went ahead and went to Wal Mart and when I came back they were dry enough for me to start the next part.

MIM4As you can see in my theme pictures earlier, the poster has the white stitches and I love that look so I figured I could incorporate it on this project! If you get the paint pen just right you won’t have to do a second round and you won’t have a big mess. Those paint pens can be tricky.

MIM6MIM5Once everything was really dry I whipped out the black paint pen. I did not have one of these on hand so I bought it. I wanted the big chisel tip. It’s time to write the words Hall Pass and I just do mine free hand and mine don’t look near as good as the original one but it will do! ;)MIM7MIM11I got this ric rac on sale at Hobby Lobby and knew it would be perfect for my little project. I burned the edges so it wouldn’t fray. MIM10Then I hot glued it to the back. Like so…MIM8It’s time to make the actual passes instead of just the holder. :) The easiest part really. Just write your last name on both sides of the clothespins because they are what the students will actually take (wear) to the bathroom. :)MIM17MIM18It is complete! I think it turned out pretty cute and the colors match my theme well. MIM12MIM13

Now it’s your turn. GO make one! Winking smile

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41 comments:

  1. Found you from Monday Made It! I LOVE this hall pass sign! Super cute!!

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  2. That turned out great and your tutorial is awesome!!! I made, well my daughter made one of those for me last year and it was awesome:) Thanks for linking up:))) I'm feeling the crunch too!! We (teachers) start back on August 1. Eeekkk!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

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  3. I have had the same hall pass pinned for months... yours looks great!!! I found you from Monday made it and I am your newest follower! Stop on by my blog to see what I made!!
    Heather
    Kickin' it in Kinder

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  4. Wow, that looks awesome and it looks like it was a lot of work!! Go you!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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    1. Jill, it honestly wasn't very much work! I just take a lot of pictures! ;) Happy Monday!

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  5. That turned out awesome. Another project on my to do list!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade

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  6. Super cute, I can't wait to figure out a way to do that and have a key hooked to one of the clothespins. I live in portable land and my kids need a key to get in the building to go anywhere. My brain is thinking. Love the idea, thanks.

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  7. You did a great job.. So cute!

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  8. Cute project! It turned out well! I am visiting from Jenna's comment challenge.

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  9. Visiting from Jenna's commenting challenge. Super cute sign....

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  10. That turned out great and your directions were every thorough! I hadn't thought about doing a hall pass board but I just pinned it. It definitely seems doable.

    Thanks for sharing

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  11. This is super adorable and thank you for the instructions on how to make one.

    Lorena
    Little Treasures

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  12. Your hall pass sign turned out terrifically! I really like the white stitching around the dots!

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  13. This looks awesome!! Thanks for the tutorial. I am your newest follower. I would love to have you stop by my blog when you get a chance.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  14. AMAZING! so cute!! Im stopping by from the comment challenge!
    www.thealveyfamily.org

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  15. This is really cute! I love the colors and design!

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  16. I love all your cute things and ideas! I'll definitely visit your blog again!

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  17. Such cute ideas!!! Love the hall pass sign!

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  18. Visiting from the Comment Challenge. :)

    Love the hall pass sign! So cute.

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  19. I made a hall pass this week too! I love how yours turned out!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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  20. You did a great job! I think it turned out adorable. I'm stopping by from Jenna's - I look forward to seeing your other projects!

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  21. Visiting from Jenna's Journey! I am a teacher too (pre-K). Love that sign. It is adorable!

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  22. Your hall pass looks great!! I love the step-by-step!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  23. I love your hall pass! I follow some of the same blogs and get lots of ideas!

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  24. Oh my goodness! I have the same Hall Pass project semi-completed! I did not sand down the edges though before painting...smart thinking! Love the colors you picked!

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  25. I'm came across your blog at Jenna's Journey. I am also a teacher. I love your hall pass sign. I am thinking of making one for the upcoming year...the idea of a clip for their shirts sounds so much cleaner!!

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  26. Stopping by to say "Hi" back! i just browsed through your blog and got all caught up in your "baby food" posts as i have been making my own baby food recently...i love that your put the price comparisons down!! I knew i was saving money but i didn't really calculate it out...anyways...love your blog! following you now!

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  27. Eeek!! I love that!!! I'm going back to teaching music next year (and I do everything I can to keep kids IN my room!), but I'm pretty sure this is on my next classroom project list!!!! LOVE!!! (Thanks for stopping by my blog!!)

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  28. You have a very cute and organized blog. Love the pictures!


    brittanyanddenver.blogspot.com

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  29. That is too cute. Cannot wait to see your room. I used the same pretty colors last year, but my room has primary colors so I feel like it did not go as well. My summer bucketlist is growing with all these cute ideas.

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  30. Stopping by from Jenna's! So glad I found your blog, love finding fellow teachers :)

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  31. This looks so great! And I LOVE your colors! :)
    Ansley

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  32. So cute! I think your freehanding looks terrific! I found you through the made it linky, which I also linked up with. I am your newest follower!
    :) Dana
    Stop by & visit me @ Fun in 1st Grade

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  33. Love this and love your pictures.
    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack
    Ideabackpack@gmail.com

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  34. Hi! Nice to meet you! I'm also from the Commenting Challenge! Wow! Those are some creative signs! How lucky are your kids! :)

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  35. SUPER CUTE sign!! I love being a SAHM right now, but I look forward to the day when I can be in the classroom. Thanks again for stopping by my blog and being my 100th follower :)

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