Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tried it Tuesday...

I had so much fun linkin' up yesterday for "Monday Made It" with 4th Grade Frolics that I thought today I would link up for "Tried it Tuesday" with Fourth Grade Flipper...for my very first time...ever!

While lookin' through all of the awesome ideas that were featured on "Monday Made It", I ran across this post by Amanda at  A Very Curious Class.  I loved the picture frame idea so much and I hopped in the car and sped hurried off to Michael's in search of a picture frame.

SCORE...I read one of my favorite words..."CLEARANCE"! 
I quickly snatched up the larger frame.  
(There were about three styles to choose from)  

Here is the frame in the front seat of the car.  Pretty nice size, I think. 
Don't worry, I buckled it in before I pulled out of the parkin' lot!
I always abide by this law: Click it or ticket! 

The tag says 11 in. x 14 in. 

I picked up some "licorice" metallic acrylic paint and a sponge brush.  

I used a 40% off coupon that I had texted to my phone from Michaels.com before I left the house (I love technology!).  For all three items it cost a little over $3.00.  When I got home, I immediately threw down some newspaper and painted the front of the frame in less than 10 minutes.

*Note to self: Next time use some common sense and take off your jewelry before paintin' with black paint.*

Finished Product: 
You will have to excuse the crookedness and quality of this pic.  Not only was it midnight when it was taken, but my 92 year old grandmother, Nitty, and I were laughin' so hard that we couldn't get a straight picture.  Every time she hit the button on the phone, she would jiggle the phone; each picture ended up blurry!  These are the memories that make me smile though, so I think it's perfect for what I was tryin' to go for.  

I'm sure I will use this to snap pics of my students at the beginnin' of the year.  I have them dress up as rockstars to put on "Ms. Rose's Wall of Fame".  As pictured, they will hold the frame in front of their face and I will snap the pic! Ta-da!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, M.N. I needed you over here snappin' pics in the middle of the night with your fancy camera.

    2. Anytime... I need you to come help me organize

  2. Cute! Their little faces will be adorable!

    1. Thanks! I can't wait to take some goofy ones too!

  3. Turned out super cute! I'm a new follower.:)

    iTeach 1:1

    1. Oh YAY, welcome! I started followin' you the other night too. I love technology, so I enjoyed hoppin' around on your blog! ;)

  4. I bought the same frame at Michaels (I actually bought 3 different ones since they were less than $2) I am planning to use the frame for beginning of the year photos too.
    The Traveling Teacher

  5. I really should have gotten all three now that I think about it. I can't wait to see your pictures at the beginning of the year too!

  6. Super cute frame! I nominated you for the Leibster Award. Head over to my blog to read more about it. Teaching with Giggles

    1. Oh wow! Thanks! I'm headin' over there now! :)

  7. I love that you got this frame on clearance and then customized it! I need to do something with pictures the first day of school this year that is special. Thanks for the reminder and for linking up!!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

    1. Thanks for hostin'! I can't wait to link back up again in August. Maybe by then I will have tried some more things! My list is growin' longer by the second...as I'm sure everyone's is!


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