Hi everyone! My name is Caitlin, and I’m new around here. I’m the owner and writer behind the Teach Inspire Change brand, and I am also the co-founder of an academic summer camp and after-school company called EB Academic Camps. This is my first blog post tutorial for Ellison Education, so I hope you find it useful and easy to follow.
Let me start by saying that I am NOT much of a crafter. I’d rather pay someone to make me a wreath than go to Michael’s, buy all of the supplies and make my own. I don’t have the space in my house, nor the patience to create things like that. I do, however, love making cute and easy decorations and things to use in my classroom! I’m hopeful that everything I share with you here will be easy and cost-efficient for you to make.
I started by creating a cute little graphic to glue on top of the door hanger. I created this in PowerPoint with free Halloween clipart and fonts from Teachers Pay Teachers. The bat is from ReviDevi, the ghost is from the Enlightened Elephant, the candy corn frame is from Glitter Meets Glue, the “Happy Halloween” Jumpin Jack Flash font is from Lindsey Petlak, and the “7th Grade” font is KG’s Lego House. They're all products that you can download for free for personal use in your classroom.
Once I printed out the graphics, I used my die-cutting machine with the orange paper using the door hanger die. Remember that you need extended cutting pads because this die is longer than others!
I cut out the bat and the rectangle graphic and glued them to the door hanger. Easy enough! And that’s it!
If you want to take it a step further, you can then laminate the door hanger so you can use it again and again each year. Now you have a darling door hanger to welcome students into your room for Halloween!