Using Binder and Stikki Clips in the classroom

Hi sweet friends! I have been in my room getting things ready! I had to move rooms this year, so I had a clean slate! I started with this background color on my boards below. I didn't like it. Seemed like it blended right into the wall....

While I LOVE how sturdy my book bins are ($1.00 at Big lots 6 years ago), but they are PLAIN!

I just have so much stuff!!! OY! 

Once my room is finished, I will have a BIG reveal, but here is ONE picture of my progress! :)

You will just have to wait until the room is done to see the rest! :)

Now, I am here to give you the few Monday Made It's I created. I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics, be sure to go look at all the awesome creative teachers out there. Last Monday, I had an amazing 1, 155 visitors on my blog because of her site!

On to my Made its!

Made It Number 1
Easy Hanging Option! 
This, I honestly have NEVER seen anyone use this, so I am officially claiming it as MY idea! You heard it here first, folks! 
I was so sick of hot gluing all my things on the wall, and having them all fall halfway through the year. DROVE.ME.NUTS!
Mardel tape didn't work either- I was OVER it. So I came up with this idea...
All you need are Sticki Stikki Clips and any size binder clip you can find. 

I use the small binder clips since I am only hanging paper. I doubt they can handle heavier than a laminated sheet of paper
Here they are above in use! I have two small ones holding up my welcome sign. They will hold all year.
Last year, I held every anchor chart I made, and all student work in the hallway! 

Here is an up close look at them holding my hand painted Dr. Seuss drawing. 

This is them holding my MelonHeadz clip art friend.  - They will stay put all year! 
Say thank you!!!!! You are quite welcome!!!

Made It Number 2
Homemade Bulletin Board
Isn't it so pretty?!

I got the R Max sheathing from Home Depot and had them cut it into three equal pieces. The board is 4ft x 8ft so it makes 3 great bulletin boards. 

It is only 1/2 of an inch and takes push pins easily. 

Lay your fabric on the floor

Grab an electric staple gun - I invested in a power one and it is so much better! 

Fold the corners like you would a present

These are the staples that I used so they don't come all the way through. 

This is how they look after you complete all three, but of course, I wanted a border.

I started by using ribbon by the yard at Joann with my 40% off coupon. I wrapped it around and stapled

Isn't it a beauty? 

I just love how they turned out. I also bought more border to go around the other two.

TO attach it to the wall, I used 1' rings. They pierce right through the material 

You have to put it on the edge like this so that it can't move around or it won't lie on the wall right. 

Then add a command hook. I used the 3 lb each ones although I doubt it comes near 6 pounds. 

Here is what it looks like hung! I LOVE it. I made 3 for my room, and then 3 for the hallway. We all have to use clothes pins on the wall, and this will be easier for because I can easily change out their work.

I will use these to hold their work on the board, so I don't have to keep pushing pins in all year. Each kid will have two pins. 

 Made It Number 3

How to do the ribbon is here and how to do the letters was here

I will use this on the first day for the kids to hold! I LOVE it. 

Trace a one. It doesn't matter if you mess up, cause it will get covered! 

Make sure you double it because you need a back.

You also need to make sides 

Then I taped it all together with the only tape I had. Purple

This is to show you how big it is - It is pretty big! 

Then I started adding my ribbon around it. 

I made sure to pattern it. 

I just love how it turned out! I can't wait to use it!

If you made it this far, I wanted to give you a FREEBIE. Click on the picture below to download your freebie. It is only available until 11pm Monday night.

 I can customize these to match your classroom.

Thanks for stopping by. I would really love to hear your comments, and would love it more if you were a follower of my store and blog!

Mrs. H.


  1. super fun! Love all the purple. Where did you print your large graphics. I'm trying to find the best pricing.

  2. Hey Miss Nelson! Thanks for visiting. I am so mad that I fell asleep waiting for Tara to post her mmi. Rats!
    My school allows us to make poster prints, so it was free for me. Lucky, girl, I know. I think office max will do a $9 poster print but that isn't effective when printing 12 of these bad boys. I think you could likely get them at walgreens in a poster print and use the coupons they have for 33% off they have all the time? I would think it would be much better quality too. :)

  3. Love your DIY boards!! I just discovered those cubicle clips last week as I looked for a solution to hanging things on my carpeted walls. I purchased some cubicle hooks too to hang my pocket charts.
    Dilly Dabbles

    1. Thanks so much! I can't wait to hang them on and try them out. It may be my wow work on one! Thanks for visiting!

  4. Oh my that is too funny! One of my MMIs this week was my homemade bulletin boards! I am loving mine oh so much! And it was such a good price! Yours turned out super cute!

    1. Yours turned out great too! It's so exciting when a project comes together! Thanks for visiting!

  5. I love the purple! I can't wait to see your entire classroom. You have been super busy!

    Simply 2nd Resources

    1. Becca, thanks for visiting! I can't wait to post my reveal too. The suspense is killing me!

  6. I'm so glad I found you through the linky!! I'm really loving the purple!! I have no doubt you will pull it all together!!!

    The Daily Alphabet

  7. Everything is looking fantastic! I love the sneak peek...your classroom is going to be adorable! Those Melon Headz are too cute. I'm thinking since I moved down to kinder, I might need to make some book character artwork like you did. I still remember when you made those! Awesome job!

    Keep Calm & Imagine

    1. Hey Vicky! HOw was Pittsburgh? I am excited about those little buggers!!! I am so happy for you to be in Kindergarten. I loved kinder!!! Lots of luck!! I have to hang my newest art work - just need time to paint it all!

  8. Love all the purple! Changing those bulletin boards really makes your room pop! Can't wait to see the finished product. Can't get into my room for another three weeks!
    ❤ Karen
    Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade

    1. Thank you so much! I felt like everything just blended into those boring white walls! Three weeks?! That would kill me!

  9. I love your bulletin boards! How long did it take you? My walls have no bulletin board space so I hot glue fabric to my back wall to make a bulletin board. It sucks though because I have to clip up anything I want to hang. Keep the DIY coming :0)
    Blog Comment Link
    Whole Brain Teaching in the Ladybug Club

    1. The boards only took about 20 minutes to make all three...seriously - so easy! You can clip so easily to them! I am excited to put them into use! Thanks for following!

  10. You are one creative individual! Lots of great stuff! Your room is already looking great!


    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate that! Thank you for following me!

  11. Wow! I'm so impressed with your productivity. All your stuff looks great! Hailey from Autism Tank

    1. Thank you Hailey! I am excited! I set a goal to be done in my actual classroom by July 30th setting up. That way I can use the rest of August to get paper work in order and finish my crafts! :) Oh yea, and spend time with family!

  12. Well you have been busy! Thanks for the freebie!

  13. So cute! Thanks for sharing!

  14. WOW! Look at how crafty you have been! The purple in your room brings it so much more life!!! Wishing I could just borrow that "1"...those are our school colors!

    For the Love of First Grade

    1. Thanks! Oh my gosh, that one was a PITA to make let me tell you! I swear, I looked everywhere for one that big that was already made so I didn't need to do it. Now that I made one, I would be a lot easier, but man it was a lot of work! :)

  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! That one turned out amazing and so did your bulletin boards! You have been busy. Your room is really looking good. I also loved the Steelers saw peeking out behind them in the!
    Two Friends In First

    1. Thank you so much! Is it funny that when I took the picture, I moved myself so that it was in the background! Ha!

  16. Your room looks terrific. What a boost with a couple of changes. I can't wait to see the rest. Thanks for the great DIY tricks.

    1. Thank you so much, and you are welcome! I hope some of them make life easier for you this year!

  17. Your room looks adorable. Thank you for sharing your awesome ideas. I'm your newest follower.

    1. Yashika, thank you for following me, I hope to have many more ideas to share!

  18. Thank you!!!! I think you just solved a huge problem in my room in such a clever way. I cannot wait to make these bulletin boards to be used for my CRAFT and VOICE Boards.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Fluent in Fourth

    1. I am so happy Lisa! It really helped me a ton because everything would fall off the walls and I would be annoyed, the kids were annoyed. UGH

  19. I love your idea about hanging anchor charts and bulletin boards! I am SO doing the anchor chart holders as soon as I get back.

  20. Hello! I just LOVE your blog and all your cute ideas! I also wanted to tell you that I nominated you for an award! It is called the Liebster Award and you can go to my blog to learn more about it. Keep up the good work!!

  21. The binder clip hanging idea is genius! Thanks so much for sharing!
    la Señorita Creativa

  22. Hi!

    I'm a new follower and I've nominated you for a Liebster Awards! Thanks for sharing your hard work! I've been following you on your instagram too! Pop over to my blog for more details! :)

    Life with Ms. Learn

  23. The homemade bulletin board is a great idea!!
    Thinking of Teaching

  24. Love the homemade bulletin boards! Everything looks great! Thanks for linking up :o)

    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

  25. I have a quick question. Did you have to put fray check or anything on the fabric where you put the rings through for hanging? I got a thicker board that I am going to do this with in my yearbook room, and I was just wondering if you had any issues with your fabric ripping. I thought about putting in grommets, but that would be extra time and expense. Please advise, since your boards have been up a while.


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