#ScotchEXP {thankful board}

One of my favorite things about November is taking the time to be cognizant of all the things I am thankful for, and there are a lot. First off, I am excited and thankful to be partnering up with Scotch Expressions Tape again! For my November project, I thought it would be fun to make a little thankful board to hold all the special things in my life that I am thankful for :)

First and foremost, I am thankful for my supportive, loving and handsome boyfriend! He puts up with A LOT and I would honestly not be where I am today if it wasn't for him!

I am also thankful for my family! They are the best family in the whole entire world! My parents are my rocks, my sister is my best friend and my brother, my sister-in-law and my two nephews are amazing! 

I am VERY thankful for all the amazing friendships that I've gained over the past few years. I know these ladies that I have met are FOREVER friends and thank goodness, because I want them in my life forever! I am so lucky to have met some teacher bloggers who live so close to me! We get together often for coffee, or just to chat! The picture above is of me and my BBFF Teeny! We flew to Las Vegas together to meet up with some of our other friends we've met through blogging!

I have this board hanging in my classroom, and I can't help but smile every time I look at it!

To make your own thankful board, follow the steps below!

Supplies:
*1 piece of wood- any size
*Scotch Expressions Magic Tape {circus and tribal}
*Scotch Expressions Washi Tape {striped cirlces and diagonal stripes}
*4 wooden clothespins
*Scissors
*2 eye screws
*metal wire
*letter stickers
*raffia


Step 1: Lay a piece of Scotch Expressions Magic Tape at a diagonal in the top corner of your wood piece and cut off enough tape to wrap around both sides. 

Step 2: Fold the ends of the tape to the back side of the wood for a secure hold. 

Step 3: Continue adding multiple strips of Scotch Expressions Magic and Washi Tape at an angle to create a colorful pattern. 

Step 4: Wrap the ends of each tape strip around the back of the wood to secure in place. 

Step 5: Continue adding diagonal strips of tape to the wood until it is completely decorated. 

Step 6: Decide if you will be hanging the board vertically or horizontally on the wall. Then attach one eye screw to the left and one to the right side of the board. 

Step 7: Wrap a thin piece of metal wire around both eye screws, leaving enough space for the sign to hang on the wall. 

Step 8: Using your letter stickers, spell out the word "thankful" along the top of the wood, on top of the tape strips. 

Step nine: Cut pieces of Scotch Expressions Washi Tape long enough to cover the surface of your clothespins. 

Step 10: Once wrapped, glue your clothespins to the board. Tie raffia at the top of the metal wire to create a bow.

Finally, add pictures and notes of people and things that you are especially thankful for and display in your classroom.

And to all my blog followers, I am thankful for YOU!!



17 comments

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  2. Fun!!! I love it! I also love that Teeny made the cut!

    xo
    Megan

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  3. HEY! Teeny did make the cut!! I'm thankful for YOU friend!! xoxo
    Nicole

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  4. Wow! You are so creative! I love this and can't wait to make one!
    ~Fern

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  5. I MADE THE CUT!!!
    I am so thankful for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Big hugs!!!

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  6. You are so funny teeny! AND YOU, my friend, are so creative. I love it!

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  7. LOVE, LOVE, Love it! :) Thanks for the super cute idea!

    -Aris

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  8. This came out sooooo cute! Love that pic of you and Teeny! :)
    Nicole
    Teaching With Style

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  9. So cute! You are the most creative person ever!
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue Skies

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  10. i LOVE how it came out!! Your so creative - in all kinds of aspects! :)

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