One of the perks of being a Creative Consultant for Creative Teaching Press…
seeing new ideas and products before they are released!
I happen to adore birds and have a personal obsession with them, so when I found out that CTP planned to release these darling cut-outs, I knew I had to have them!
The birds were designed in turquoise, red, and lime green to perfectly coordinate with the Dots on Turquoise collection.
Of course, I happen to also LOVE the brand new chevron borders, so I couldn’t wait to combine my favorite new products to create an inviting classroom display!
I used the new Dots on Turquoise pennant banners and two inch coordinating sticky letters to create a cute banner. I also used CTP’s apple tree bulletin board to display my birds. Instead of using the entire tree, I only used the branches. I gently tucked the branch cut outs under the chevron border to make it appear as though the branches were sticking out. This created the perfect resting spot for our adorable birds!
To add interest to the board, I created small poms out of brown tissue paper, stapled them into the board, and added a cute bird cut out to the top of the nest!
The chevron border is a MUST in this design. The chevron paired with the birds is the perfect balance of “trendy” and “cutesy.”
I love to create centerpieces for tables and/or accessories for shelves to coordinate with my design. These were super easy to make! I found these tiny clear paint cans on Amazon and cut a block of styrofoam and placed inside. To hide the styrofoam, I placed a small strip of the chevron border inside the cans. I taped a bird cut-out to a wooden stick and stuck it into the styrofoam. To top it off, I used brown tissue paper poms and stuffed into the top of the can to mimic the bird nests on the trees.
Did I mention that I love this chevron border?!?
I love how all of the Dots on Turquoise items coordinate with the new birds and chevron! It’s so easy to complete your classroom design with so many options!
Don’t forget all of your organizational tools that were created to coordinate with the borders and birds!
To top off this adorable theme, CTP created coordinating stickers!
Are you in love yet? I know I am.
BIRDS AND CHEVRON SHOPPING GUIDE:
Photos courtesy of E.C. Campbell Photography in Rochester Hills, MI
Scalloped cut-outs (10 inch):# 7029
By Melanie R. of Michigan.Pin It