Monday Made It

I wish I was able to get this post up earlier today, but this is the best I could do. I have so many projects started for Monday Made It, but this is the one that I actually completed. I saw this from Dana at Fun In 1st Grade and thought it was super cute, so I made one for my 2nd grade class.
I bought a plain, wooden 11x14 frame from Michael's and painted it turquoise (my school colors) and then put a clear coat of acrylic on top of it to keep everything in place. I then hot glued these cute, colorful letters around the frame. I am going to take each student's picture on the first day to send home with them. Then I want to make a collage of each of their pictures and put it in the frame to have up in the classroom during the year. I then want to take their picture on the last week of school to compare their pictures and show how much they have grown and matured over the year. I think it will be a great way to show the full circle of the school year. Hopefully this week I will be able to complete some of my other projects to have ready for NEXT Monday. 


  1. Love this! Where did you find those cute letters? Did you paint them. Precious!!!!

  2. I have seen this idea and been tempted to make it. What size frame did you use? I love the idea of using the frame during the school year to hold a collage of all the student photos. Hmm...I think I just added another idea to my to-do list.
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  3. Adorable!! I LOVE the letters!!

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  4. Cute Idea!
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  5. WOW! Love the idea! I am your newest follower and I am also stealing this for my second graders... :)

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  7. This is too cute! I will have to do it for my first grade classroom! Thanks for sharing!
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  8. I LOVE that!!! It turned out so super cute!!! Those letters are adorable! Love love it!!! Thanks for linking up:) I have several projects started too and can't focus to finish so you're not!

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  9. I love this! I think this is my next Monday Made It project. Yours came out super cute! :)
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  10. This is darling, I love the fun letters. Thanks for sharing.


  11. Love this! It has earned one of my pins :)
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