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Glitter and Reading!

I LOVE glitter.
There is just something about it that I just can’t get enough of. 
Do I love that it always gets everywhere and sometimes seems impossible to get rid of?
No.
Does that stop me from loving it?
No way!
So after seeing this pin on Pinterest, I knew I had to make some glitter clothespins of my own!
Then I saw another pin with the idea of gluing tacks to the back of them, which was perfect, because after gluing on the tacks, I was able to hang them up on my writing board! I am excited that I won’t have to staple holes through my students writing anymore… it will be so much easier to just hang them up with the clothespins!
Also, I finally finished my “READ” letters! I bought a set of flat letters a while ago, but then decided that I wanted them to be able to stand up, so I traded them for the thicker letters! This project has been on my to-do list since the beginning of summer, so I am so excited to finally have it done!! I covered them with bright colored fabric that I got at Joanne’s. 
Also, unrelated to making anything, look what I got in the mail!!
My Erin Condren teacher planner!
I am so excited because I fell in love with the Instagram cover, but they only have it on their site for the Life Planner. Thankfully they are so wonderful and they said that they would be able to make my teacher planner with the Instagram cover! I LOVE how colorful it is!
And my new phone cover!
Of course, I still feel like a have a bajillion things left on my list to get done before school, but I still have 3 weeks left to prepare!
I’m sure by now almost everyone has heard of Tara’s Monday Made Its, so make sure you head over there to see the rest of the fabulous creations teachers made this week!
  1. Andi says:

    Your glitter clothes pins are so cute. I've ruined many projects trying to get out staples! I love your E.C. planner. I was thinking of using an Instagram photo for the cover of my next one. I've seen a few online and I really like how they turned out. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Andi

  2. Marlene says:

    Love the glitter clothespins with the tacks – so clever.

    But I really want to know is – where did you purchase that amazing cell phone case?

  3. Love your fancy clothespins!! I wish I had three weeks left of summer. I go back TOMORROW…..YIKES!!! I am your newest follower. Come by my blog and check it out!!

  4. Seriously… the cell phone cover is fantastic! Do tell…Is it from Erin Condren? – Michele
    MULTIAGE MOMENTS

  5. Kristi says:

    Love the glitter pins! And you planner and phone cover.

    Kristi
    Learning's a Hoot

  6. I love the Erin Condren planners but they're so darn expensive!!

    Cute glitter clothespins!

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

  7. Brandi says:

    Love the clothespins and the planner!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade
    Don’t forget to check out My Summer in Pictures Linky Party

  8. Stephanie says:

    Eagerly awaiting my EC planner delivery and that phone cover is on my Christmas wish list this year. Yay for glitter!! πŸ™‚

    ❀ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I love everything! Those glitter clothespins are fantastic. Gotta love some glitter πŸ™‚

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

  10. Amy says:

    I just found your blog through Monday Made It! Love your writing board. That is exactly what I want to do in my room.

    I'd love it if you'd come check out my Monday Made It if you get a chance!

    Amy
    Krazy About Kiddos

  11. Miss Nelson says:

    I do the same. Love your EC planers.

  12. Molly, I love glitter and Erin Condren too! We have so much in common πŸ™‚

    By the way, I have a 300 follower giveaway with lots of goodies! Come by and enter!
    Layla

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  13. Sara says:

    I created similar designed clothespins for a Monday Made It a while back! Aren't they super simple and the cutest!? Love all that you did this week πŸ™‚

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

  14. Candice says:

    How did you order your instagram cover? Did you place an order for a different planner and then modify it? I WANT THAT, but it's not an option to order it…

  15. I made the same glitter clothespins with tacks hot glued to the back this week too!! I also got the idea from Pinterest. I hope they hold up because one tack fell off already:( I would love for you to check out my Monday Made It and 100 follower giveaway!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  16. Sandy says:

    I made glitter clothes pins last week too! πŸ™‚ I love the colors you used and they look great on your blue wall with the black paper!!!!!

  17. thanks for including us! also, be sure to check out our FB page and share with your teacher friends… we're giving away a teacher planner and a $50 gift card for the next 12 days… all you have to do is nominate a teacher or yourself! http://www.facebook.com/erincondrendesign

  18. M.E. Hall says:

    I have made glitter clothes pins to! I put magnets on the back of mine. Love the colors of yours!

  19. Looks great!!! I just glued tacks on my clothespins this week! I'm SO excited too about the ease of switching out papers now!!

  20. Cyndi Lacy says:

    Found you through the linky! I'm your newest follower! I love your glitter clothespins!! Come check out my bog when you have some time!

    Cyndi
    Lacy's Letters

  21. Andi Gardner says:

    Ahhh! I feel you on that to-do list. Mine is huge…and I need to do some of the dirty work…not just the fun crafty work πŸ™

    I'm your newest follower!

    –Andi
    Mommy, Teacher, & So Much More

  22. Sierra says:

    Girl! I love those glitter clothespins. I'll have to find the time to actually put those up in my classroom.
    I don't know how you do it πŸ˜‰
    xx,
    Sierra
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

  23. Dee Bibb says:

    I am another one of those people that just loves glitter even though it is terrifically horrible to clean up!!

    Love your clothes pins with the tacks….GREAT IDEA!!!!

    Dee
    Mrs. B's Nook

  24. Hey there!
    The cloths pins are such a great idea! What is behind them? construction paper? Is it glued on the wall?

    Thanks!

  25. Jennifer says:

    I saw your link over at 4th Grade Frolics' blog and I had to run… race… TYPE straight over. I love your blog first of all and I am a new follower. I also love your posters names. I was so inspired by them that instead of getting ready for work this morning, I made some for my students.

    Jennifer
    Darling Little Learners

  26. Lauren says:

    I'm new to blogging and am your newest follower! Check mine out πŸ™‚

    2nd Grade Teacher
    The Sweetest Thing

  27. lizC says:

    Just randomly found your blog when I searched for "glitter clothespin" on Google. hehe. Love your blog already!! πŸ™‚

    Liz
    TheHappyTeacher

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