Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Made It #1

This is my first Monday Made It! I have been loving this blog series, thanks to Tara at 4th Grade Frolics. I am just so inspired by everyone's DIY projects.

This past week, I went to the dollar store and grabbed three "document" frames, which were standard paper size 8 1/2 x 11 in.

I spray painted the frames this cute lime green color to go with the rest of my pink/green room. Since the frames were a weird cheap wood, the spray paint didn't take perfectly the first time, but it looked kind of rustic and intentional, so I never did a second coat.

My fiance says I spray paint wrong because I'm just having a spray party getting spray paint all over. But that doesn't matter because I had fun and they turned out great IMO :)

Then I just hot glued some ribbon onto the top of the frames so that I could hang them off of some command hooks on my wall.

Here's how they turned out!


  1. So super cute! Thanks for linking up:) Your blog is adorable:)

    4th grade Frolics

    1. Thanks, Tara! I've loved your blog for such a long time! So happy you've visited mine :)

  2. Caitlyn...Loved your ideas...Just started following today! Please stop by my blog and check it out:

    We fourth grade teachers need to stick together!


    1. I followed back! Thanks for visiting.. I love meeting other blogging fourth grade teachers !

  3. Great frames...BTW I can't spray paint either...that's a job for my husband.

    1. Haha love it! I bought a whole can of spray paint for this project so I'm going to need to be spray painting a ton of stuff this lime green color.. it should be interesting !

  4. I looooovveee spray paint!! Especially all the bright, fun colors! Your frames turned out great! I think picture frames make classrooms look so much more homey! :) So excited to find another 4th grade blog!

    Lessons with Laughter

  5. Those are super cute! Great job! I teach 4th grade too...go 4th graders!

    Craft of Teaching

  6. Your frames look fantastic! A little ribbon makes everything look better...I don't spray paint well either. =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart