Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back to School We Go

Well, as of late, I have been living in a kindergarten classroom.  Well, not really, but I feel like I have.  I have been going to school VERY early in the morning and working there until I can do it no more.  then the cycle starts all overt the next day.  I have been doing this for over 30 years.  The beginning of school starts with lots of work before the beginning.

One of my projects yesterday was to get the bulletin board in the hall, outside of my classroom done.  And I am so glad to have this opportunity to also share it with all my friends over at My Sheri Crafts.  The challenge this week is BACK TO SCHOOL.  So my project is a literal Back to School project.  It is my hall bulletin board.

I just love decorating bulletin boards.  This one was so much fun to make.  I cut the tree out of colored butcher paper and created the coconuts by stuffing paper lunch sacks with newspaper.  I just shaped them to look like coconuts.  Then I added a pretty tropical bird to the tree.

The sentiment, Boom Chicka Boom was cut using the Plantim Schoolhouse cartridge.  I also cut a bunch of circles from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.  I glued the polka dots to the letters.  The bulletin board fort a lot of embellishment.  I added Tiki lights and trim to the top pf the board. Some big orange summer flowers were added next.  And a few felt flowers were added around the sentiment.  

And then I completed the board with a couple of pretty pink polka dot bows in the top corners.

Now, I hope you will hope on over to My Sheri Crafts to see the beautiful projects done by our Design Team.  They are so amazing, that you will want to go back to school!!  LOL!!

Thank you for dropping by as I get ready for a year school year.  I will meet the children and their parents Monday morning.  It will be so much fun!  


  1. Charlotte, the board looks great!!! I'm sure both the children and parents will love this; it is going to be fun!!!

    Hugs, my friend!

  2. Such a fun and festive bulletin board Charlotte! I am sure the kids will love this! Love the tree, coconuts, lights, ribbons-- everything about it! Wonderful job!

  3. Wow Charlotte, you really went all out on your back to school project! AMAZING WORK!!!! LOVE IT ALL!!!

  4. I came over to check out your Taste of Summer blog hop project, but MAN, THIS IS SO COOL! You inspired me. I'm going to try to make my bulletin board more 3D!!

  5. WHOA, Charlotte, this is the most AMAZING bulletin board I've ever seen!!! I can only imagine how much the children LOVE it!!! So many FUN details -- you are truly a CREATIVE lady and I'm sure your little ones & their parents appreciate all your long hours and teaching skills!!!

  6. Oh what a fun bulletin board! Your kids will surely love it! Great job Charlotte!

  7. Wow! I want to come to a classroom like this! That looks so fun! I can just imagine how much fun I'd have if I had a classroom to decorate all to myself. Wonderful job!