One of my most recent classroom projects were because I saw the idea on another blog - The DIY Mommy! I really wanted to make some curtains or decorations to put on my classroom windows, but it had to be something that was no-sew. One day I WILL learn how to use a sewing machine...but I just have to get my hands on one. Anyways, I found this really cute and easy looking fabric banner that requires three things
That's my kind of project.
Basically, you just cut up strips of fabric. I had about 6 feet of fabric and I cut it into pieces that were 20 inches by 1-1/5 inches. After cutting ALL the strips (it took a lot more than I thought!), I knotted them on the ribbon. That's it! Here's a link to the post I found that has really good visual instructions on how to do it. Click here. Again, I'm not going to reinvent the wheel of instructions - I'll just direct you to someone else who did an awesome job!
Here's the finished product! I chose a really sweet rainbow puzzle piece fabric I found at Joann's and everything I bought to make it was 50% off because I used coupons! It cost me under $15. I just love supporting my kiddos!
I'm basically done with the project, but I think I need to figure out a good way to hang the banner to the wall. I taped it with heavy duty electrical tape....but it has fallen down a couple of time already. I don't want to poke holes in the wall (don't think it's allowed), so I may have to try those sticky hooks. Hopefully it will be strong enough.
Until then....that's it for today!