Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Modge Podge and a WINNER :)

I had my first experience with Modge Podge today and now I have these super cute bathroom passes!!

Here is how they came to be:  I bought these bathroom passes below from the teacher store at the end of last year. In the past I've had plastic passes, wooden passes, cheap passes, and the pricer ones -- but I've never  yet made it through the entire year without any of them being damaged in some way shape or form. So when I saw these passes which were new and made of rubber I thought, why not?

 At the time I hadn't decided on a theme, so I got these ones even though I wasn't crazy about the brown because I liked the polka dots. Then last week I designed my Owls 'n' Dots Classroom Theme and decided I wanted to try and make my passes coordinate with it.

So after hearing all about the magic that is Modge Podge this summer, I decided to give it a try. And it was super easy! I used the very scientific process of trial and error to figure out how big my rectangle needed to be on my computer to fit the pass.  Then I designed the passes and printed them out onto card stock.  I applied one coat of modege podge directly  on the pass to glue my cut out  out down and a second coat to the top to seal it once it was on.


And now I have passes that will match the rest of my room and the satisfaction of a DIY under my belt :)

Here's to my favorite linky under the summer sun :)

And quickly, since I'm already super  behind on this announcement -- Congratulations to Delighted!! She is the winner of my 300 Thirty One Follower Giveaway. Thanks again to Laura from Kinder Kraziness for helping me out with this giveaway!! If you're looking for a fun new bag in time for the new year, contact Laura and she will help make it yours :)

 First Grade Delight

Summer is not so slowly winding down for me. I'm hoping to have lots of pictures and projects to share over the next few days as everything (hopefully) starts coming together in my classroom. Stay tuned!!


  1. okay maybe you can help me out. Every time I've used mod podge on a computer print out it smudges. Even if I wait like an hour for it to dry. Did you have that problem?
    Adventures in Room 5

  2. @Jennifer- Thanks!! :)

    @Cassandra- I originally tried to make my girls pass hot pink and when I spread the modge podge on it the ink leaked, alot. So I peeled it off and tried the green instead. I didn't have a problem with the green or the blue but I'm thinking anything with deep pigmentation like the hot pink would smudge/leak. Initially I thought I might have to laminate the passes first if the ink leaked again but I got lucky. I don't know if laminating things first would help or not. I wish I had better advice, this was my first time trying it. I used a sponge brush and tried not to coat it too many times. I will deff let you know if I find any better tips!

  3. What a GREAT idea!!!! I never thought about that! :)

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  4. Your passes are precious. I love mod podge.

  5. Those passes are super cute! Fantastic job!

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

  6. So cute! I just discovered Mod Podge today - it worked great!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  7. So glad I just searched and found your blog!!! I am doing an owl theme this year and need bathroom passes!! Great job, Stephanie!! I have now bookmarked your blog for future reference. :)