till my kiddos start school!!!
I can’t believe summer is almost over.
My youngest is starting Kindergarten and my oldest is entering 4th grade, so I am so happy to have everyone in one place for 2 years.
I’ve taken on the role of PTA Secretary this year and I’m so excited that I can be more involved (as everyone is in one place). They are going to a brand new school too just outside our housing track… so very exciting times.
So these last few weeks we’ve been prepping for school.
Going through clothes to see what still fits… buying school supplies…
and I made a few cute improvements to my “school central” area that I wanted to share with you. You can see what it looked like before in this POST.
First… I added some chalkboard paint to my school supply buckets.
These are plastic, so I did a coat of primer and then 2 coats of chalkboard paint.
The more labeling the better :) Better chance they are put back correctly, right!
These buckets and the holder were purchased at Ikea.
Then I decided to update my little clothespins with some cute scrapbook paper I had leftover from my menu board. This simple twine & clothespin area is where I show-off the kiddo’s school work.
I just cut the paper to fit the top of the clothespin and used my homemade mod podge (1/2 white glue / 1/2 water) to glue them down and followed with a top coat of the same mixture.
Then I took some black acrylic paint and lightly wiped around the edge of the paper to kinda outline it & it was a great way to hide the few where I had cut the paper a little too small… Sssshhh! But I LOVE the dimension it gives them too.
Awe… so I’m feeling like we’re almost all ready.
How about you? Are you ready for school to start? When do your kiddos start?
I’m sharing my school area improvements at the WONDERFUL parties in my “PARTIES” menu bar button!