Last year for Back to School I decided to put up some decor and a countdown to help get some excitement going for the back to school time!! I had a small tree that sat on this corner shelf of our kitchen bench so I went to all my diecuts and papercrafting supplies to create some decorations!!
Here is our tree:
I used some ABC circle stickers from Pebbles, Inc to make my garland. I put the stickers on bigger circles and then sewed them all together in one big long line! For the ornaments I used stickers and diecuts – some of which I put on punched out scallop circles. For all of them, I punched a hole in the corner and used twine to create a hanger loop. Last of all, I took some school colored twine and tied random bows on the tree to fill up empty spots!! I used a larger die cut as my tree topper!!
Here is a close-up of the top of the tree:
On the shelf next to the tree I wanted to keep up the school look, so here is the display I made:
Ok, now for the countdown – I hung it in the corner of the bench and Here is how it looked:
Idea came from this pin here and I adapted what Kelly Brown with Simply Kelly B did as she shared 5 fun ways to count down to the first day of school on Studio 5. She has many great ideas! I had only a week (hers had 1o days) left til school so that is why I adapted mine and labeled them the way that I did. This countdown was used twice – once with activities to prepare us for school and then I used it at our Back To School Dinner & Celebration (post coming up next about that)!
So here is a look at how all these individual items came together to create our Back to School Corner:
So, there it is, a few simple things I did to make the beginning of school year a little more fun and exciting for my kiddos!!
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