I have been a traveling fool this summer, so it hasn’t left much time for crafting and creating. I am finally linking up with Tara from Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. This week they are all non-school projects, but I hope to be back next week with some completed projects for my classroom.
My first Monday Made It is a project I finished for our living room. We felt like the wall above our T.V. was too bare, but didn’t want to make the area distracting with a piece of artwork. After seeing the clocks of different time zones in a newsroom, we decided to do something similar.
Instead of just doing the major cities in certain time zones, we picked five cities that were important to us.
Athens: My favorite city from my travels
Oakland: Where we currently live (hence it being the center clock)
Waikiki: The city where my husband and I met four years ago
Tokyo: My husband’s favorite city from his travels
These clocks are the first thing that people see when they come in our front door, so it has been a great conversation starter. We lucked out and found the map-themed clocks at IKEA (they are not sold online, but you might luck out and find some in a store). Then I just used my Cameo Silhouette to cut the letter out using a chalkboard vinyl to avoid the glare.
I was also busy this week helping my friend with a few last minute items for her wedding. I made tags for their welcome bags.
It is so fun to make items for weddings that reflect the bride and groom’s personalities. I did a lot of that for our own wedding as well to reflect our love of traveling and city skylines.
I'll be meeting up with some friends to do a little wine tasting later this month, and I decided to make each friend a little gift that's also useful. With the help of my Silhouette, I was able to make a personalized wine sippy cup.
I recently saw these same cups at the Dollar Tree, so I stocked up to be able to make more.
I am currently working on a new Super Hero Super Improver Wall, so keep an eye out for it this next week.