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 Button

On 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.


Then 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.


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


Once 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.


As 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.


Once 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!;)MIM7MIM11

I 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. MIM10

Then 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.:)MIM17MIM18

It 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

Thanks for stopping by y’all!



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LanaJune 25, 2012 - 12:14 pm

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

TaraJune 25, 2012 - 12:27 pm

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

HeatherJune 25, 2012 - 12:51 pm

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

Miss NelsonJune 25, 2012 - 1:01 pm

I love it!

JillJune 25, 2012 - 1:26 pm

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

Marvelous Multiagers!

KatieJune 25, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Thanks Lana! :)

KatieJune 25, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Thanks Tara! :)

KatieJune 25, 2012 - 1:56 pm

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

BrandiJune 25, 2012 - 2:24 pm

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

Success in Second Grade

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.

LacyJune 25, 2012 - 2:42 pm

You did a great job.. So cute!

SharlaJune 25, 2012 - 2:57 pm

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

Mommato3miraclesJune 25, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Visiting from Jenna’s commenting challenge. Super cute sign….

Heather TemskeJune 25, 2012 - 3:26 pm

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

Mrs. ReimannJune 25, 2012 - 3:50 pm

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

Little Treasures

Anne TussingJune 25, 2012 - 4:33 pm

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

April Kreitzer WolfeJune 25, 2012 - 5:28 pm

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.


CJAJune 25, 2012 - 5:55 pm

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

Callie NicoleJune 25, 2012 - 6:39 pm

The sign turned out so good!

JodiJune 25, 2012 - 7:04 pm

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

MeredithJune 25, 2012 - 7:24 pm

I love all your cute things and ideas! I’ll definitely visit your blog again!

Haffner's WorldJune 25, 2012 - 7:30 pm

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

Mrs. PedersenJune 25, 2012 - 7:32 pm

Visiting from the Comment Challenge. :)

Love the hall pass sign! So cute.

NicoleJune 25, 2012 - 8:41 pm

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

Kim H.June 25, 2012 - 8:51 pm

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!

AimeeJune 25, 2012 - 8:54 pm

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

Mrs. CupcakeJune 25, 2012 - 9:23 pm

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

JeanneJune 26, 2012 - 12:02 am

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

M.E. HallJune 26, 2012 - 12:13 am

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!

KristinJune 26, 2012 - 12:33 am

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!!

Sarah McLaurinJune 26, 2012 - 1:19 am

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!

LaurenJune 26, 2012 - 1:50 am

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!!)

BrittanyJune 26, 2012 - 2:06 am

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

Leanne HelumsJune 26, 2012 - 2:31 am

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.

JenniferJune 26, 2012 - 2:47 am

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

Creating Brain WrinklesJune 26, 2012 - 3:04 am

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

Dana LesterJune 26, 2012 - 5:33 am

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

April WalkerJune 26, 2012 - 2:05 pm

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

JaibeeJune 26, 2012 - 6:08 pm

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

JennaJune 26, 2012 - 9:07 pm

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 :)

JeanetteJuly 28, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Awesome idea! I added my own idea by hot gluing a small laminated card w different destinations on them in addition to my name! I teach middle school, and sometimes students who leave the classroom don’t always go where they are supposed to! Other teachers can easily see where the student was SUPPOSED to be headed! Also, how about spray painting your clothes pins in the contrasting color of the Hall Pass board?

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