Back to school time is just around the corner! We are busy getting ready around our house—getting school supplies and uniforms purchased, getting forms filled out and returned, and fitting in just a few more summer activities before that first day back. One thing I checked off my to-do list, is a little gift to my soon-to-be third grader. She gets a locker this year and is SO excited about it! So, I just had to give her a couple essentials that every locker needs—a mirror and magnets! These are super easy to make! Here's what you'll need and how to make them!
Fancy Pants Designs Supplies:
The Good Life: Happy patterned paper
The Good Life: Laughter patterned paper
The Good Life: Enjoy patterned paper
The Good Life: Chipboard Frames
Artist Edition: Trim (black)
Artist Edition: Chipboard Alphas (black)
various buttons, brads and ribbon
locker mirror or small mirror + magnets to glue to back
hot glue gun
Trim Happy paper into strips, approx. 1.5 x 12 inches each. Create ruffles by folding pleats and stitching with a sewing machine (if you don't have a sewing machine, you could get this same effect using a strong adhesive).
Once ruffles are complete (I made several, but did not use all of them), gather a chipboard frame, trim and any other pieces you want to decorate your mirror with.
Hot glue ruffles around frame of mirror. NOTE: Remove mirror or leave protective film on your mirror until you are finished with all of your hot gluing. I learned this the hard way and got hot glue on my mirror and wasn't able to get it off. :-( So, off to Target I went to get another mirror!
To ease ruffles around the corners, make several small cuts on the inside edge of the ruffle.
Adhere Artist Edition trim to back of red chipboard frame. Use the same technique as above to ease the trim around the corners.
Adhere chipboard frame and other elements as desired. I created an embellishment with flowers cut from the Laughter patterned paper and layered them with foam adhesive, ribbons and a brad.
Adhere chipboard pieces, buttons and brads to various magnets with hot glue. EASY PEASY!
I hope you enjoyed these Back To School ideas today! Got any cool ideas to celebrate the school season? Please post them on the Fancy Pants Designs Facebook Page, I'd love to see them! Happy Back To School!