Classroom Decor Make-over

All week we have been showing you classroom DIY ideas. Today we lead up to the grand finale where we get to show you the whole room finished! No matter your subject, it’s important to have a room that displays a comfortable learning atmosphere. While scheming up the overall room we wanted to bring in some blues and greens, make the place not feel cluttered, get some plants to clean the air and just give the students a sense of peace. Although it sounds like a pretty hefty “to do” list- we were ready to tackle it with our zesters!

A pretty clean slate just waiting for us to get our hands on it!

First we took some old basic bulletin boards and wanted to bring some color and playfulness to the room. We bought some old curtains from Goodwill for a few bucks and stapled them to the back of the bulletin board. Read full tutorial HERE.

Then we got to transforming Mrs. Miller’s little corner of the room for her desk. We hung the bulletin boards and some old crate we found at the thrift store as well as some old jars to organize. We wanted to bring in some wood tones to balance the warmness of the room.

We also refurbished these hooks to make a Little space for her Jacket, etc.

Take any organizer, drawer, or filer and just simply cover with washi tape to immediately add color or patterns.

Next we wanted to make a space for Mrs. Miller to display her student’s work. We grabbed some old frames and spray-painted them and added string to the back. Then some mini clothespins to clip work. Read full tutorial HERE.

Now it’s time to inspire those students and get them ready fora year of reading! We made a wall that had quotes from books they would read throughout the year to get them intrigued. We wanted this to be artistic and different, so we took canvas and cut and frayed the edge. Next we use modge podge and old book pages to create our own canvas “clipboards.” Read full tutorial HERE.

To see how we made this darling pencil plaque go HERE, definitely one of my favorite parts of the room!

To bring the entire space together we cut up all the book pages from an old dictionary and mounted them on scrapbook paper to create banner flags. This was a great way to add color and dimension to the room, plus let kids brush up on their vocab- ha! Read full tutorial HERE.

We also used the flags to label things around the room, like this word wall that says “in other words” and will have new vocab words posted every week for students.

All in a day’s work!
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xo
Sam

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