Whew! Today was extremely productive! Woo-hoo for me! :) I crawled out of bed bright and early this morning to head to my parent's house to work with my dad on a few classroom projects. The first project on our list was my 6 crate seats. These seem to be the hot item this summer so I just had to have a set. We headed to Home Depot, picked out a cheap but very sturdy wood and Dino cut it for us for free!
|If you're going to have them cut your wood for you, take your|
crate with you so that your measurements can be exact.
|A Perfect Fit!|
|I found mattress foam at Ollie's for $6.99.|
|I was a little worried about whether or not it was too thin, but it worked!|
|I picked up a queen sized sheet at Target for $11.99. |
You could probably get 16 covers out of one queen sized sheet.
|We found a "Foam Board Adhesive" caulk that we used to glue the foam on.|
|We then placed the board in the center of our fabric and|
wrapped it like a present.
|Dad used his staple gun to attach the sheet to the board.|
|We had to hammer a few of the staples in...I think |
Dad needs a new staple gun.
|We then used Duct Tape on the material that was a little flappy.|
And Ta-Da! It worked! :)
Then we were ready to hang the branches on my tree so we loaded up the toolbox and headed into my classroom. Talk about a lot of prayer...I was so nervous that it wouldn't work because I didn't have a Plan B for this project. It worked surprisingly well and when we left around 12:30 all of the branches were still attached. I'm sure I'll be having tree nightmares but I'm loving how it looks!
And yes...I did get some pool time this afternoon...but I felt so guilty with everything else I should have been doing!
Attending a district-wide in-service on our new observation system tomorrow! I'll hopefully be able to multi-task again...or at least do some more blog stalking! :)