I already teased you with a peak of our new book corner.
Are you ready to hear the details? (it was hard to get good pictures without any natural light source; I did the best I could)
This little space is in the hall right by my kids bedrooms.
First of all, do you all love Pinterest as much as I do?
I found this idea there, pinned it, and just had to re-do it myself.
I used brackets that I found at walmart in the hardware section. Then I attached books found at the good will to the top with a little hot glue. And wa-la “book’ shelves (pun intended)
The jars on the shelves? I can hear the voice in your head saying, “what is in those jars?”
1. Gum: the kids get to chew one piece of gum during reading time each day
2. Beads: They earn one bead per book or chapter that they read(depending on the length of the book)
3. Bead bookmarks: using the string, the kids are starting their own bookmarks using the beads that they earn
Then I found this saying on Pinterest and knew I had to use it.
I already had these canvases so I decided to make my own art. I don’t have a silhouette so I had to improvise.
I used some rub-ons found in scrapbook stores for the smaller letters.
For the bigger letters:
1. Pick a font and size on your computer.
2. Print it out
3. Flip the paper over and trace the letters on the back side.
4. Place the paper down with the printed side face up just where you want it on the canvas. Rub over the letters and the pencil that you traced on the back will rub off on to the canvas.
5. Color it in with a black sharpie
I know it looks just like vinyl; and it was so easy.
I did the same thing for this one.
I used an ink pad, and some sand paper for a little texture.
I found this frame at the goodwill. I just popped out the art, and painted it this fun blue color and added the print. A little sanding always adds a little pop as well.
This print really makes a statement for this corner.
I printed the picture at mpix.com, my favorite printing site. I had it mounted so that it fit the frame perfectly.
This bookshelf got a facelift too.
see the bookshelf against the wall. It is brown.
Do you see the fun metal box on the bottom shelf?
Are you wondering what is inside?
Our summer journal project. I found this fun metal container at the goodwill. It was $2.
And because every fun space needs a banner, I threw one together with some fabric scraps.
This little space cost me very little money, and very little time.
notice the print in the frame is missing. It hadn’t come when I took these pictures. Oh well, you get the picture.
I love how colorful and inviting this space is.
Our kids have a space that reminds them of how important good books are in their life.
It is also a good little habit that we are creating this summer. We all take a few minutes to read each afternoon. Check this out for more information on the importance of reading to your kids.
Who wouldn’t want to pick a book from this pretty little space.
I might make these next. We are running out of room on our book shelf.
Thank you pinterest for all the great ideas. If you love it as much as I do, I would love you to follow me. Then I can follow you back.
Keep on going to hear about part 2 of our summer vacation, you won’t want to miss these pictures.