Hey there! I’m glad to be back again this week guest posting for Brenna. Last week I shared with you a simple and easy way to make the first day of school memorable with my Back to School post. This week I want to show you a way to keep all of those important school dates and papers organized in one place.
Last year when my little guy entered Kindergarten, I was quickly overwhelmed by the amount of paper that started to come home. Who knew there would be so much information for someone just starting his educational career? Anywho, I knew almost immediately that I needed to find a way to keep everything organized. With a little crafting magic, I created the perfect place to put it all. Here is our Homework Station.
I began this project with an unfinished wood piece that would be turned into our ‘family rules’. I painted the entire thing in an antique white acrylic paint, then used vinyl and my Silhouette machine to create the words in different fonts. I placed them where I wanted and painted over it in a wine color. Before letting the paint dry completely, I removed the letters. Part one…done!
The next step was to find a calendar that we could use to keep all the important school dates and daily lunch menus. Target to the rescue! This one was perfect – a good size and reusable – just what we needed.
The next two pieces came from inspiration I found in the Pottery Barn Kids magazine.
After measuring out the space on the wall, it was time to hang everything. I was so pleased with the end result! Now we have something we can use for many years to come.
Watch out first grade…we are on our way!
Thank you so much, Angela, for sharing this with us. Even though my son isn’t in school yet, I’m looking forward to using some of these ideas for our little at home preschool.