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August 1, 2013

Not So Crafty After All

I woke up this morning to a dreary, rainy day...which would have been great, except that Princess A had horseback riding lessons at 8:30.

My girl is really getting the hang of riding. Today, she gave trotting a try!

While Princess A rode, Deedle entertained himself by jumping in puddles. I want to be four again.

Since it was such a dismal day, I figured I would get a head start on some of the crafts that I've wanted to make for my classroom. So after Princess A's riding lesson, we headed to WalMart to pick up a few things.

A few things? Ha!

I nabbed some adorable plastic Adirondack chairs ($4.97 a piece!) and six new bins ($1.97 each) for my classroom library. I have one of these shelving units for my library (and a matching one behind my desk):

Picture this turned on its side.

Cute, right? Except that all of the books constantly slide through the cracks. So, I'd like to do something like this instead:


 It's a guarantee that my library won't be nearly as cute as this one, but you get the idea. I plan to use bins on my shelves to keep my books contained.


I also picked up tissue paper, black and white polka dot ribbon, tons of clothespins, and white card stock. I really, really wanted to use the tissue paper to make these to hang from the ceiling:

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I should have known that mine wouldn't look anything like these.

One word: disaster. Mine were not nearly as poofy and adorable as these...no matter what I did, I couldn't get mine to look right. So after throwing away at least three attempts, I got frustrated and ordered these:


And these:


I think that $25 is a very small price to pay for my sanity. Did I mention that the classroom wreath that I was planning to make didn't turn out, either? I think it's time to give up and just buy, rather than make.

Princess A is calling me: time for the 234th game of UNO. Siiiiiiigh.

3 comments:

  1. Dude...the balls didn't work out? Oh no! I got mine from party city. Super cheap!

    Always Sunny in a Windowless Classroom

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  2. Nope. My balls were a bust. I ended up going to the Party City route, too...cheaper than Oriental Trading!

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  3. Sometimes buying it is totally worth saving you the time and the headaches! I've had many failed Pinterest projects. Often say, how much of a price difference will there be? I'm all about saving money but I also want my room to look cute!

    I totally feel you :)

    Amanda
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