As back to school approaches, teachers become "busy bees". A couple of my bloggie friends decided we'd put together a 'crafty' spin on a blog hop. As you hop through you can enter rafflecopters to win hand-crafted school related items.
Today, I'm going to show you how I made a cute Classroom Library/Reading Center Pillow that brings that comfortable, homey feeling to my classroom. My students love to use the pillows when they read.
You will need just a few supplies. The material of your choice (I bought a flat quarter for $2, you can buy a quarter of a yard), Heat-n-Bond (a quarter to half of a yard), material scissors, letters to trace and 1 pillowcase.
Iron the material (no creases). Layout your Heat-n-Bond so that it covers your material, but doesn't go off of the material (tip: don't iron it to your ironing board) Iron flat.
Cut out any letters or designs. If you have a Silhouette Cameo it should do it for you. I printed letters onto cardstock, cut them out, laid them backward and traced them onto the Heat-n-Bond. Remember to trace the letters backward!
Cut out the letters (tip: don't leave your material scissors at school over the summer, like I did). Then, lay out the letters onto the pillowcase to find a design you like.
Finally, iron down the letters! Iron a few times to ensure that the edges adhere to the pillowcase. You can put frey-check around the edges if you want to. The good news, if an edge begins to pull away from the fabric, you can just iron it back down.
For today's Giveaway, I made a "READ" Pillowcase you can win for your classroom library! The material colors are blue-green-pink-orange-brown (it looks like black, but is brown) and will match a variety of classroom designs. My classroom colors are lime and turquoise and this actually matches fairly well. I know some people have allergies and you should know that this craft was made in a home with a small family dog. The winner must be a classroom or homeschool teacher, they must live in the contiguous US and all entries will be verified.