Second Grade Nest: My First Monday Made It of the Summer!

Monday, June 24, 2013

My First Monday Made It of the Summer!

I was going to wait until next week to start crafting for Monday Made It because I just got back from South Carolina, but I just couldn't wait! Check out what I've been busy with today! 

I started with a bare chalkboard, acrylic paint, wooden owl die-cuts, and chalkboard markers. 

First, I started by painting the outside of the wooden board in different colored splotches.

Before it dries, take a dry brush without paint on it and blend these spots together. 

It is hard to completely see it with the paper towel at the bottom, but it almost tie-dyes the paint splotches together. 

Then, with hot glue, I attached these cute little owls! 
One at the top and one at the bottom.

Final touches: chalk board markers ROCK! 
I can't wait to write on this every day in my classroom. I'm thinking a to-do list of maybe Daily 5 assignments for the day! 

And the final project:  

I also made a new classroom pack this morning! 
Check it out at my TPT store! 

If you're in the mood to be more inspired, check out MORE ideas at Monday Made It. There are TONS of links at the bottom of this blog post! 


  1. Your board came out so pretty! I love the colors, and the chalkboard markers. Those are awesome!

    Fashion Craze Learning Days

  2. Your board turned out adorable! :)


  3. I love your board Jessica! It came out so great!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  4. I hate chalkboards because I hate the feel of chalk. Knowing there are chalkboard markers I might just jump on the chalk bandwagon again! Your chalkboard turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing!

    The Polished Teacher

  5. Both of these are so super cute, the owl chalkboard & your classroom decor pack. Chevron with chalk, so great.


  6. Looks fantastic! Where did you find your chalkboard markers? Nice colors :)
    Fun in Room 4B