03 July, 2012


Every day I head into my classroom for at least an hour to do some cleaning. Today I needed to do something more than just clean; I could feel my creative juices running out as I sorted through teacher books from the 80s. (No joke.)
So today I made a pennant. I have these lovely orange cabinets in my classroom that I needed to spruce up with something. All it took was 4 pieces of 12 x 12 paper, bakers twine, and some adhesive dots. (I was feeling fancy with the dots. You really just need tape. p.s. Don't you love that bakers twine? I am using it for another project in my classroom where it will stay up all year. I am pretty stoked over the string.)

(Pardon the pictures. They were taken with my not-so-smart phone.)
First I took my bakers twine and taped it to the top right corner of my set of cabinets and the top left corner with the perfect amount of droopiness. (Basically I imagined how I wanted the slope of my pennants to look and taped the twine up accordingly.)

Then I started positioning my pennants with the top edge of the paper directly under the line of the twine.

My pennants just happened to fit perfectly, 4 to a door. The finished product:

Once I had the paper adhered to the doors where I wanted them, I removed the twine and rolled it back up. Now I have the illusion of a pennant banner across my retro colored cabinets, but I can still open doors without messing the whole thing up.

With that, I have a lot more cleaning to do....

Linking up here:


  1. Hi Lois! Thanks for linking up:) I love your pennant and love that you can open and close the doors and it all still looks awesome! I can't believe you can go into your school...I wish I could:) Would love it if you grabbed my linky button:) Hope you come back next week for another linky:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    I Love My Classroom

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  4. I love the idea of having them on there! So cute!

  5. Your pennants look great! I never would have thought to do this! I am so impressed that you are going into school for a little bit each day. You will be so glad you did when all the other teachers are doing it last minute (like me)! :)

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