Second Grade Nest: 'Read' Sign for my Reading Corner

Monday, July 8, 2013

'Read' Sign for my Reading Corner


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! 


'READ' sign for classroom- DIY classroom decor
Materials: 
Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge (mine is puzzle glue because the craft store was out of Mod Podge)
Exacto knife
Wooden letters 

'READ' sign for classroom- DIY classroom decor
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. 

'READ' sign for classroom- DIY classroom decor'READ' sign for classroom- DIY classroom decor
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. 

'READ' sign for classroom- DIY classroom decor
Cutting time.
Please make sure you let your letters dry.
I didn't wait and I snagged the edges big time. 

'READ' sign for classroom- DIY classroom decor
Finally all cut out. 
My back hurts! 

'READ' sign for classroom- DIY classroom decor
I wanted my letters to stand out a bit, so I went around the edges with puffy paint. 

'READ' sign for classroom- DIY classroom decor
Laying them out to to dry! 

'READ' sign for classroom- DIY classroom decor
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. 


'READ' sign for classroom- DIY classroom decor
Can't wait to hang these on my wall in my classroom. 


17 comments:

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

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  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...

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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  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.

    Stephanie
    PolkaDotPalace

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  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.
    Jamie
    teachingtidbit.blogspot.com

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  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

    Renee
    Mrs. Mathis’ Homeroom

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  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 :)

    Elizabeth
    www.secondsatthebeach.blogspot.com

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  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!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  8. You always have some of the cutest ideas!

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

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  10. Love reading your blog.

    karenb6261@gmail.com

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

    eickejn@gmail.com

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

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

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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

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