Made It Monday: Hall Pass Sign

Monday, June 25, 2012

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:


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! :)


So here is what you will need:


Paint (many colors: background and dots)


Paint pens (white and black)


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

  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

  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!!
    Kickin' it in Kinder

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

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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

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

    Success in Second Grade

  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.

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

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

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

  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

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

    Little Treasures

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

  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.


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

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

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

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

  18. Visiting from the Comment Challenge. :)

    Love the hall pass sign! So cute.

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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!!

  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 your blog! following you now!

  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!!)

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

  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.

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

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

  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

  33. Love this and love your pictures.
    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack

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

  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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