Monday, October 17, 2011

Today's Spooktober Guest ~ The Teacher's Lane


Hello, everyone!  My name is Kim from The Teacher's Lane.  I was seriously excited when the ladies of Frogs, Bees, & Under the Seas asked me to participate in their Spooktober series.  One of the things I like best about their blog is that they're not afraid to work some awesome crafting in.  I'm relatively new to blogging about my teaching, but I've also had a crafting blog for a while now, so I feel right at home here! :-)

I have a thing about hall passes.  As in, I don't really like them.  They are constantly getting left somewhere, put away in the wrong place, or just lost for good somewhere in the twilight zone.  And we won't even think about the germs that start to gather with all those trips to the restoom!  Blech!!  I've used disposable passes for a while now, but I finally found a way to keep track of them in a cute way too.  I wanted to share with you a quick tutorial to make a fun Hall Pass holder.

Let's get to it!  Gather a wooden frame (super cheap at Michael's), black craft paint, a foam brush, two small different colored pieces of felt, and two metal hooks (easily found in the hardware section of WalMart or Target). 

First, give your frame a good coat of black paint.  (I have so had the Rolling Stones stuck in my head all night while painting this...paint it, paint it, paint it, paint it black.  I swear, I'm not that old, but I do seriously love me some oldies.)

While that's drying, start cutting your felt into two circles.  The bigger the circle you cut, the bigger your rosette is going to be.  Also, the wider you cut the rings of your circle, the taller your rosette will be.  In this picture, I cut the purple felt wider than the orange, and you can see the difference in the heights. 

Once you have the circles cut, just take one end and start wrapping it around and around, adding a little hot glue every now and then to help it stay together. 

Once you have your rosettes done, you need to place them on your frame and figure out where you want them to go.  You can hot glue them down, but I plan to change my frame up monthly to go with the different holidays and seasons, so I'm using velcro dots to adhere mine.

Drill a couple holes into the bottom of the frame so you can screw in the hooks to hang your hall passes from. 

Speaking of those hall passes...make 'em cute and easy for those little hands to grab or hang on their wrist!  I just hot glued some fun ribbon onto the backs of these. Pop in a seasonal picture and you're done!

What do you think...ready to make your own?  I'll be sharing my monthly prints and hall passes every month over on The Teacher's Lane, so be sure to come by and get them!


Thanks so much for having me, guys!


Ok, we are seriously lovin' seasonal hall passes!  Anything seasonal makes me SCREAM with delight!  he-he!  Thanks so much, Kim for being our guest today!  So, what are you waiting for?  Go get that freebie cutie over at The Teacher's Lane!  

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