Second Grade Nest: 'Read' Sign for my Reading Corner (Monday Made It)

Monday, July 8, 2013

'Read' Sign for my Reading Corner (Monday Made It)

I wanted to fancy up my reading corner this year. I'm going to add a tissue paper tree (more on that later) and I made some letters for the wall! 
Once I can get back into my classroom, I'll show you the letters and tree combined. I can't wait! 

Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge (mine is puzzle glue because the craft store was out of Mod Podge)
Exacto knife
Wooden letters 

The letters I bought from Hobby Lobby were extremely large and even  a 12x12 scrapbook paper was too big for it, so I had to use 2 papers per letter. 

Spread the Mod Podge around the entire length of the letter.
I used a paintbrush to cover all the edges.
My puzzle glue came with the scrapper to get out all the extra glue. 

Cutting time.
Please make sure you let your letters dry.
I didn't wait and I snagged the edges big time. 

Finally all cut out. 
My back hurts! 

I wanted my letters to stand out a bit, so I went around the edges with puffy paint. 

Laying them out to to dry! 

NOOOOOO! My 31 bag filled with binders shifted while I was cleaning up around my crafting area. It fell right on the R. Now my R is smudged. Sad. 

Can't wait to hang these on my wall in my classroom. 

I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It linky! 
Click the image below for other crafts for the week. 


  1. Your "READ" letters are very cute!!
    -Lovely Nina
    Lovely Little Learners

  2. Cute! I just bought some letters to do this same thing with but mine are much smaller. Now I'm debating if I should bring them back and get the big ones...

    Literacy Spark

  3. I love the paper you chose for your letters. I really hope to make letters like this...soon. Thank you for sharing how you made your letters, I hadn't seen this way yet.


  4. I love your letters. I am your newest follower. I am also a second grade teacher. I can't wait to read more of your post. If you get a chance I would love for you to check out my blog.

  5. Love it! I made some for my son's room as well. Curious...What will you use to hang them? I used double sided tape...and it keeps falling. LOL

    Mrs. Mathis’ Homeroom

  6. Your blog is one of my favorites and I am so glad I found it! I also made READ letters for my first Monday Made It. Your library will look lovely :)


  7. I made these letters last year for my classroom. Mine aren't nearly as large as yours-wish they were!

    I am following from Owls Things First!

  8. You always have some of the cutest ideas!

  9. I am a new follower! Thanks for the cute idea!!! I need new letters for my reading hut! ;)

  10. Love reading your blog.

  11. Love reading your blog!! Owl Love First sent me here to comment, but I already follow!!

  12. I love your blog and your TPT resources!!!

  13. Cute letters! You make it look/sound so easy...... :o)


  14. Owl Things First sent me. I already follow you! I like your READ sign.