READ! My Craftventure - Susan Jones Teaching

READ! My Craftventure

Now, I may have mentioned this before... but "crafting"... yeah... not so good at it. I didn't inherit that gene from my mother, who just happens to be a master seamstress/crafter extraordinaire.

That being said, I decided to put on my big girl pants and head over to Hobby Lobby.


Fabrics, paints, furniture, doodads. WHAT IS THIS PLACE!?!

I didn't even know where to begin or what half the stuff was... but I was on a mission!

I had seen these READ letters all over the blog-o-world and it seemed like a craft I could tackle. I mean... buy 4 letters, paint them... c'mon Susan, you can do this.
So, I did it!

My inspiration:

{Melissa & Nicole @ Lesson Plan SOS}

{Alicia @ The Bubbly Blonde}

And now... after many mishaps and re-dos...
Drumroll please........

Yeah, that's right, black-on-black chevron! [Of course, this happened on accident, after trying to cover up a mistake lol, but I ended up liking it!]

I'm probably supposed to explain how I did this, but all I did was buy the letters and the round wood pieces, paint them, and glue them together.
EZ-PZ lemon squeezy!

Also... the A & D look like the same color in the pictures, buttttt they aren't. The A is way more tealish green and the D is blue.

There we have it. 
My first CRAFTVENTURE and I have to say... it wasn't so bad!

Now I'm off to check out all the other marvelous crafts!
Link up with Tara and show me what you've got!


  1. So cute!!! Great job! I'm not crafty at all either!! My design "genes" lie in the digital world :)

    Ashley @Fierce in Fourth

    1. Thanks Ashley! I know I consider myself to be pretty computer savvy... and I can even doodle a bit, but yikes.. I'm not a "natural" crafter

  2. Hi Susan,

    Well done! They're very eye-catching!

    First Grade Schoolhouse

  3. They came out great! And I feel you on the crafty thing - I'm not at all!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

    1. Ha! I know right? I swear I was so confused in Hobby Lobby... I just don't have that natural born *crafting* thing!

  4. I love your letters!! Great color choices. You'll have to show us pictures of them hanging up in your classroom!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. Those turned out great! I'm not so crafty, so I know how you feel.
    Where Seconds Count

  6. Ok...I know what I'm buying next time I go to Hobby Lobby! I love this idea!

    Spotted Around the School

  7. WOW . . . she's crafty!!! I am uber impressed friend :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

    1. I DID IT!!!!!!!!! Just barely... I almost quit about 4 times. Thanks Kelley!

  8. Thanks for the follow. Love the read signs you made. They turned out really cool. Would love to see how they look in your classroom.

  9. It looks great! I need to make these, too!

  10. Ohh, I love the way they turned out! Definitely very cute :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees
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