Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saw it on Pinterest Saturday

How many of you have heard of Schoolgirl Style?  If you haven't...OMG, you must go check her out!

Her classroom designs and decorating ideas are....let's just say, INCREDIBLE!

So I truly have spent hours just looking at all of the different ways she has decorated learning environments and I was inspired by these cute, little signs...


during one of my retail therapy outings, I was casually walking the isle's of our local Dollar Tree and stumbled upon these:

Of course, my mouth just dropped.  Does the Dollar Tree realize that they are sitting on a goldmine here?  Obviously not!  They are only charging a dollar for these cutie, patooties.  

Now the good lord above must have had a hand in this find because not only is my classroom beach themed, but my colors are hot pink and blue.  WOW!

So these signs would be cute just as they are but then I discovered something upon further inspection.  Check it out...

Notice anything?  The tiki decor (which is awfully cute) is not attached to the blue puff prior to assembly.  OMG!  My mind started racing!  I realized at that moment that I could attach anything I wanted to the blue puff!

I looked around to see if anyone was staring at me because I was jumping up and down like a little kid in a candy shop. 

I eagerly grabbed every one that was displayed and stuffed them into my shopping basket that was already overflowing with too many classroom purchases.

 I got my wits about me and decided that I could reasonably purchase four of each color.

I was so excited about this purchase that I came home immediately started playing with my new found decor.

Here is what I created...

These adorable puffs are going to be my table signs for next year.  You can't see from this image, but I put the table number circles on both sides.  I adhered them with hot glue.  Are't they cute?

Here is another image!

So go check out Schoolgirl Style and see how her creativity inspires you to create a beautiful learning environment.  Oh, and let me know if you hear about her doing a classroom makeover giveaway.  I would so LOVE to win that one!

Happy Blogging!


  1. OH my goodness! Great minds must really think alike! :) I did this exact same thing this week - except I went to a party supply store! I only bought 2 though because they were $3 each and I needed to see which size went with the labels I made. I AM SO EXCITED! Totally going to Dollar Tree today!!
    Rowdy in Room 300

    1. Nicole,

      I'm seriously considering going back and getting more. It was too good of a deal to pass up and I know I will regret not having them later.

      :) Ann

  2. I have those exact decorations. I think my reaction when I got the first one home was the same as your when I discovered that the center decoration wasn't attached. I went right back to the store and bought more. I used them for my daughter's Luau party and then my son's pirate party. Wish I could hang them in my classroom, but that would set off the alarm system, so I will just continue to admire your adorable creations.

    Kinder Cuties

  3. Thanks for the heads up! I'll be hitting up Dollar Tree ASAP!

    Carried Away in Kindergarten

  4. Oh I love these! So very fun! I also love your header and border. Great job!


  5. That is such a cute idea!! And for $1!!! What a steal!! Love it! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. Ann, Are you going to hang these from the ceiling or use them in some other way? I love the idea, but we are NOT allowed to hang anything in our classrooms. Hmmm ... maybe I can think of another way to use these.
    An Open Door

    1. Camille,

      I plan on hanging these from the ceiling. We are allowed to hang things from our ceilings as we don't have a motion sensor alarm system. We are an older school and don't have such fancy things yet. Just a might be able to attach them to a bulletin board or hang them from doorway.


  7. WOOW its pretty amazinggg i told my aunt witch shes a kindergarten teacher and that is a amazing idea