Saturday, 24 October 2015

Trick or Treat - A Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to a fun Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Rachael from The Classroom Game Nook.  Between October 24th and October 31st, you can hop from blog to blog participating in this link.  What does this mean for you?  First, you'll get some free tricks of the teaching trade by some very talented teacher authors, some free downloads and finally, a chance to win some very valuable prizes.  Remember this only lasts until Halloween.  So, "if the broom fits,"  hop away......

Halloween is a seriously fun time to decorate but decorating doesn't have to be limited to Halloween.  I've been on a bit of a creative spree when it comes to buttons, duck tape, washi tape and tacky glue.  This year I spent part of my summer revamping some old bulletin boards, notebooks, tin cans and pails.  Here's some pictures to inspire you when decorating your office space:

  I added some fabric to this old bulletin board and outlined it with borders.  Then I added a strip of red masking tape and glued some buttons around the border.  

I added some borders and washi tape to some tin cans.  I love these decals and letter stickers.  It really give my work area a polished look.  Each can stores different things:  pencils, pens, markers, sharpies, rulers, etc.  

This old book box needed an overhaul.  I added more borders to it and continued the same theme as the bulletin board and tin cans.  It houses some important papers and notes.  It looks great on a shelf too. 

These are just little things you can do on a tight budget.  You can take your workspace from drab to fab with just a few teacher items.  

This year I promised myself that I would take my artistic abilities to a new level.  I have always painted children's furniture, still life and canvas pieces.  I wanted to learn how to create clip art.  I enjoy adding some fun images to my newsletters.  So, here's a freebie for you.  It's my Halloween clip art sampler and is on for a limited time only.  This freebie ends October 31st.  

On a final note, I'd love to share my tried and tested Fall Math and Language Bundle with 2 lucky winners.  It's a great way to incorporate writing, fun word skills and math into your routines.  

This includes the following items:

a Rafflecopter giveaway Hop onto the next blog for some amazing treats and tricks:


  1. LOVE the clip art! Thank you!

    1. Thank you Amy. Your feedback is appreciated.

  2. You are so creative! Your decorating tips are fantastic :)

  3. Thank you Natalie. Your feedback is appreciated.

  4. Your boards and cans are so cute!