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A Manic Monday Made It: Doilies & Door Decor (Cute Classroom Welcome Sign)

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
Yes, you saw right... I'm double linking up this post because it contains a FUN IDEA and a FREEBIE!

One of the few Pinterest projects I got around to this summer before school started was a cute classroom welcome sign!  I first saw the idea from Krista Walden of The Creative Chalkboard.  Don't you just love it?  You can click on the pic to see the rest of her awesome classroom!

And I just knew I had to make my own!  Here's what I used...

  • 8" Cake Doilies
  • White Paper (Cardstock Works Best)
  • Laminate
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue

First I went hunting for some cute cake doilies.  All I could find was white!  But then I stumbled on these great 8" zebra ones at Hobby Lobby.  I used the ribbon to eyeball the space I wanted to take up on my door, laid it out on the floor, then made sure the 8" circles would work.

I whipped up some cute letters inside 6" circles on my computer and printed them onto plain paper (in hindsight I should have printed onto cardstock).  Then I lightly glued them onto the doilies with a glue stick.  (DON'T use tape- it will turn out bumpy when you laminate!)

Then it was off to the laminator!  (I can't believe spell check is trying to tell me laminator is not a word).  So anyways, I went off the LAMINATOR and laminated and then carefully cut out the circles!

After carefully cutting out the circles, I laid them onto my ribbon and spaced them out how I wanted.  Then I proceeded to hot glue with my new zebra glue gun!  (If you haven't gotten the hint yet, I've decided to switch to a jungle theme...)  And here's a tip for when you're going glue-happy.  Place the glue onto the top part of the ribbon first, then place the doily onto it...

And then do the same for the bottom- glue onto the ribbon first.  Much easier to make sure it's straight!

And voila!  The finished product.

The part that took the longest?  Tying the bow!  I followed this great tutorial here from Frilly and Funky because as you all know I'm domestically impaired.

Ready for your freebie?  My friend loved this one but wanted one in giraffe print.  I made them BOTH for you, as well as a sign in tiger print- you don't even need to buy doilies!  Just print, laminate, hot glue and have fun!

I hope everyone has a great Monday!  Today marks the beginning of our third week... where has the time gone?!?!

Speaking of time, I know it's been awhile since I posted anything to my store.  This weekend I felt inspired and made up a new line of holiday and seasonal digital papers!  Grab it for 50% off this week only!


  1. Adorable welcome sign and you tied an awesome bow! Thanks for the freebie, I have a crazy zebra print room theme this year! :)
    Pinkadots Elementary

    1. Thanks Theresa! Would love to see pics of your room- do you have any on your blog? (I didn't see when I hopped over). Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Nicki! :) It's like the only cute thing I've been able to make... oh well, there's always next summer! :)

  3. Love those safari prints... thanks so much for sharing!

    Granny Goes to School

  4. Can you make on with zebra print background and purple letters? My theme is purple and zebra print.


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