A Giveaway and Monday Made It SOS!!! Need Your Help, STAT!

Alright peeps, I think I'm in over my head with this crafting stuff. I have two Monday Made Its that are very lackluster.

I'll show you what I mean and then if you would all be so kind as to give me your advice/help/opinions etc. I would be SO appreciative!

What I'm about to show you is not for the faint of heart...okay it's not that bad but it's really just, well....blah.  That is the only word I can think of.  It's missing something but I don't know what.

What I am trying to make is a board for my own kiddos to hang their art work on. I started with a piece of plywood and then I painted it white. See below:

It got off to an awful start.  I painted the boards in my garage and then before going inside I got the brilliant idea to open the garage door just slightly so the fumes could escape and then I went inside.  I went back out an hour later to do another coat of paint and found the plastic had blown on top of the wet paint. I'm not gonna lie, there were a few F-Bombs dropped (what??Like you don't swear sometimes?).

Okay, so I fixed that and did another coat of paint and then a third coat later on.

While the paint was drying I mod podged some scrap book paper on to clothes pins. I don't have a picture of just the clothes pins themselves but the picture below shows what I thought the final product was going to look like:

I thought it was going to look amazing but I think it just looks blah.  It needs something more but I have no idea what.  I was thinking it needs more red but I'm just not sure. So, this is where you come in! Please leave a comment below with your suggestions so I can fix up my Monday Made It! Nothing is glued on yet. I just cut the ribbon and placed it on the board with the clothes pins so I could see what my masterpiece was going to look like.

I'm really looking forward to reading your suggestions!

My second Monday Made It was inspired by Erica Bohrer's picture of her bins on Instagram.  I happened to buy the exact same bins as her on the same day that she posted her picture on Instagram and I knew right away that I wanted to do something similar.

Here are the bins before:




Here are mine...so far.


Now, in my classroom I only have 2 really long tables for students to sit at so there will be 3 bins per table. So because of that, I didn't want to have "Table 1" etc. labels on the bins. I do like how they look just the way they are but I may add a label to them at some point.

FINALLY,  I am also hosting my very first giveaway! I reached over 100 followers of My Store and I am now at over 225 followers on Bloglovin! I thought this was a great reason to celebrate and give something back to my lovely followers.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


I'm going to leave you with this picture:

This is toilet paper!! I'm not even kidding.  I found it at Walmart.  Who uses this stuff?! I'm actually trying to figure out how I can use it in my classroom because I love the bright colours but it kind of creeps me out that this is toilet paper. Am I the only one that thinks this is odd?


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