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    36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

    The classroom of your dreams is easy to achieve with a little DIY magic.

    1. Mod podge wrapping paper to the front of your filing cabinets.

    Make the edging look totally pro with washi tape.

    2. Mount board games on the wall and eliminate bulky boxes.

    3. Turn a ladder into an easel.

    4. Make some simple sit-upons for your reading circle.

    5. If making sit-upons seems too time consuming, lay down colored placemats or bath rugs.

    6. Employ a theme, like this clever Hollywood classroom motif.

    7. Simple white circle stickers turns a boring bookcase into something out of a Dr. Seuss book.

    8. Create a pencil system with decorated buckets.

    9. Spell out "NOISE" with foam letters.

    10. Use vinyl transfers to make semi-permanent decals for words you don't want to have to rewrite everyday.

    11. Make some easy Truffula flower pom-poms as ceiling decorations.

    12. Or turn them into a pom-pom tree for a woodland-themed reading area.

    13. Make a cute bunting out of burlap.

    14. Use ribbon as a bulletin board border.

    15. Use contact paper to jazz up a bookshelf.

    16. Use fast food boxes to make a giant keyboard for the tech lab.

    17. Paint a wall border with chalkboard paint.

    18. Punch stars out of a window blind to create a starry atmosphere for naptime.

    19. Tie ribbons to a curtain rod to brighten up a classroom.

    It also looks great in a doorway.

    20. Stencil a simple, inspirational message above the door.

    21. Cut out letters out of fabric and iron them on for a temporary wall decoration.

    Use Heat-n-Bond and it peels right off! Get the full directions here.

    22. Dress up your drawer knobs with fake flowers.

    23. Wrapping paper covers up a boring metal desk.

    24. Print out photos of your students to make their own homework boxes.

    25. Glue fabric flowers to magnets or clips for your springtime bulletin board.

    26. Thread decorative ribbon through milk crates.

    27. Tie ribbons to a hula hoop and hang from the ceiling of your reading area.

    28. Use streamers and tissue paper to create a rainbow on the wall.

    29. Use tissue paper and fabric starch to make removable window clings.

    30. Make a camping themed reading area out of construction paper, a bucket, and toilet paper rolls.

    31. Use popsicle sticks, tissue paper, and bulletin board borders to make birthday cupcakes.

    32. Fill jars with magnetic alphabet letters to make adorable desk vases.

    33. Decorate a designated "Share Chair" for students to use when sharing writing or other accomplishments.

    34. Hang colorful paper lanterns from the ceiling with ribbon.

    35. Use the dust jackets from books to make an easy bunting for your library.

    36. Use Command hooks to hang curtains — no holes, no mess!

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