Last year I participated in restyle run by Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. There are prompts for each day and you have to find a piece of clothing to match that prompt from an op shop. Here are some of my favourites from last year:
My husband use to have this beautiful shadow box in his room when he was a child. He had all his little trinkets and toys in there. When his mother asked if we wanted it, I jumped at the chance.
We then hung the box in the hall outside our bedroom. Josh’s mum still had some of his trinkets from when he was young, so I put them in and added a few of mine.
Today I’m feeling in a very DIY mood. My last big DIY project was nearly a year ago!! I always wanted a bar cart and found this white trolley at a small church op shop for $10!
I bought some sand paper and blue spray paint then got to work. I took it apart, gave it a light sanding and then carefully spray painted the white parts. I love the final result!
I’m continually adding bits and pieces. I particularly like different drinking straws, gin and flowers!
Our decorations were done by my mother and her good friend. The flowers were amazing by Signature Floral Design. I am very nostalgic and wanted my beautiful grandparents wedding days to be involved. I had photographs of them and my husbands grandparents at the entry. I also had my great grandmothers hat box from Scotland as our card box!
My mother’s friend made gorgeous white paper garlands to hang behind the bridal table and I ordered beautiful Mexican wedding flags on etsy. We danced the night away, drinking and celebrating! My gorgeous grandparents were lovely on the dance floor!
Over the last few days I have been making heart sun catchers with my students. To begin with I gave the kids a laminating sheet, card heart cut outs, tissue paper & cellophane. The kids then glue their pieces down & I laminated their sheets.
These were a bit tricky for my class of year twos but they managed to pull them off and they look super sweet! We started off with a piece of A3 green card, folded it “hotdog” style length ways, ruled a line that wasn’t on the fold & then ruled lots of lines to cut. The full instructions are on my Pinterest board: Christmas Wreaths
I love doing Christmas craft and activities in class. The kids are getting excited for Christmas and the teachers are excited it’s nearly holidays. Snowflakes are a fun thing to make (even though it doesn’t snow in Perth).
I photocopied the template from Pinterest Pinterest
and got the kids to fold and cut.
We made these super sweet carp kites. To begin we got large A3 coloured card. The kids drew scale patterns with oil pastel crayons, stuck paper fins on, white eyes and then I stapled the paper around to make a cylinder shape. We then stuck streamers into the bottom and I hung them up in the classroom!
I got both ideas from the wonderful Pinterest! Follow my link to view more fabulous ideas for teaching kids about Japan!!