Oooh! I was SO excited to see this linky hosted by Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics because I JUST had the MOST fun re-making my classroom ottomans.
But before I start talking about my craft, I'm excited to announce that my principal has ordered five iPads for my classroom next year! I'm about to take high-tech to the NEXT LEVEL!! WAHOO! I'm SUPER excited. If you know of any iPad-using teacher blogs I need to be following, let me know in the comments!
Now, back to the craft... Have you ever reupholstered something?? Seriously, you need to.
I brought these cube ottomans to my classroom two years ago because they were looking too beat up to stay at my house. Well, two years and fifty students later, here is what my ottomans looked like:
|Before: note the tape holding this thing together.|
And here is the finished product! It cost less than $15 for two ottomans. Some students from last year came back to my room to visit during summer school and they LOVED how much better they looked. One girl (who was always very enthusiastic about my new ideas and projects) said, "Uhhh! No fair! Now I want to be in this classroom all over again!! (lol)
Gotta Love 'em!
P.S. Only six days until we leave for the Kagan Workshop at the Disney Hilton in Orlando! Stay tuned!