July 11, 2012

5 Dollar Treasure at Walmart!

I'm always changing my mind about what colors I want for my room so I decided why not have them all.  This year I'm going to have a Polka Dot Rainbow theme (hmmm that reminds me of skittles).  With the decision made I went to look for things to create and decorate.  I found fabric for a bunting banner at Joannes.

While at Wally World, I found large plastic treasure boxes in red, blue and lime green for only $5.00.  I paid 3 times as much for mine :0(  But I did find their 88 cents section for teachers.... SCORE!!!

I also discovered that Michaels has a sale on acrylic paints, foam brushes, ribbon, duct tape and clearance plastic tubs.  We'll that's the makings of a project!  I decided to create a tub similar to one I saw at the Polka Dot Patch because I needed a tub to hold student lunches.  I found the perfect lime green color to match my new Rainbow classroom theme. I''m going to cut out rainbow colored dots from duct tape to put on the bucket and make ribbons to decorate the handles.  I had a weak attempt at making a bow with ribbon scraps ....
My Inspiration
My attempt

That led me to my next project - a painted canvas for my classroom door.  Again, I had no luck with the ribbon but I'll try my luck on Pinterest for ideas.  This is my progress so far....

I'm almost finished painting my bookshelves and I hope to get into my classroom soon so I can start unloading all the stuff I have crammed in my house. Wish me luck!


  1. Hi Carmela! I love the title of your blog! I'm a new blogger too and wanted to show some love by awarding you with The Versatile Blogger award! You're now linked up to my blog so when you get a chance stop by Lanier's Lions to pick up your award!
    Happy Blogging!

  2. My theme is supposed to be a wizard of oz theme... but its more like a polka dot rainbow theme too. When I mentioned my theme to a friend she said like "Over the Rainbow!" and thats where the rainbow theme came into play. I cant wait to see more with what you do in your room!
    Southern Sweetie in Second