homeAbout UsTeachingPartiesFor the HomeFreebies

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!  


  1. Hello,
    I would like to join theteacherslaneblog, but it keeps saying I have to be invited. What do I do to get invited?

  2. Each time that loan costs drop, individuals are contemplating renegotiating their homes. Yet, what a great many people disregard, is that you can likewise spare cash by renegotiating your auto. Autos are simpler to renegotiate than homes. Cash Advance

  3. Also, we held up some more, and after that some more. Stressed, we traversed to The City end of the scaffold and discovered Nick changing a tire on the 150. "What happened?" I inquired. The tire had blown generally as Nick and Logan began over the extension. Payday Loans San-diego

  4. Whether purchasing utilized involves need or just being economical, the right buy can spare your organization a great deal of cash that you can then put into different parts of your business. With a decent merchant you will give what you require without requesting that you spend more than you can manage, and will offer the best arrangements truck deals to stay with your pushing ahead. Cash Advance

  5. Great information, i was searching of this kind of information, thankyou very much for sharing with us. i also have some links to share
    buy diazepam 10mg online
    ativan 1mg tablet buy online
    buy xanax 1mg online
    buy xanax 1mg