Sunday, July 31, 2016

Door Decor

I always see the cutest ideas for classroom doors, but then I remember, "Oh, yeah. I'm not artsy." I pretty much look at something and decide it's a Pinterest fail waiting to happen.

Printing out cute clipart, though? Now, THAT I can do. Just print a couple pictures and a slogan in a nice font (or recruit a family member to hit up the die cut machine), and you're set.

This was a door I made that was soooo easy, thanks to clipart I bought from Scrappin' Doodles. Print, cut, stick to door, done. I cut out a few black rectangles and a bunch of yellow squares for the windows and stuck 'em together. I used font from Graphics from the Pond.

I actually measured my door at school and then made the buildings at home while watching trashy television. Score! I can never get the spot where the doorknob goes to look like a grown-up cut it out, so I made a yellow star-ish shape with an X cut into it and popped it over the doorknob. Easy peasy!

Here's another door I made using my Silhouette Cameo. If you're not familiar, it's a paper-cutting machine. It works like a printer, but instead of printing with ink on paper, it cuts paper. It's pricey, but I've used it so many times. I love it.

For this door, I used the font MTF Jumpin' Jack and had my Silhouette Cameo cut out the shapes on different colored paper. You could probably do the same thing by printing the letters in color on paper and cutting them out.

I laminated the words at home, but when I cut them out, I left a tiny bit of lamination between each letter. That way, the letters stuck together and I only had to tape words to my door and not individual letters... Because, as Sweet Brown said, "Ain't nobody got time for that."

Have any door ideas you love? Share in the comments!