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Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday Made-It: Paper Bag Poms!

One thing I love about summer is this linky party!  Fun, fun, fun!!  I can't believe I had time to do it this week, but I whipped one up. :)

My first Monday Made-It is paper bag poms.  I am spending a few hours a week in my classroom, decorating and organizing and this just popped into my head the other day.  I love how burlap tones down the bright colors in a room.  My two main colors are turquoise and lime green.  I just love the brown in the burlap with the other two colors, so instead of making a bright colored tissue paper pom, I decided to try a brown paper bag one!  And it's super easy :)

paper bag (I used one but you can use two to make it fuller)
burlap (or you could use tissue paper or other fabric scraps)


1. Cut the bottom of of the paper sack.


2. Cut the edge off of one side.  I used a scallop on mine, but you can do zig zags or small waves.

2. Cut your piece of burlap if you want to add it.  I added scallops like my sack. Then fold it accordion style. This is what will add texture to the sack and make it easier to form a pom.

3. Open the sack and place the burlap in the middle.  There might be a little scrap of the paper bag in there to take out, because you trimmed up the side. Use a stapler to staple the 'sandwich' together.  It should be sack, burlap, sack.  Make sure the middle gets stapled. 

4. Turn the sack sides down so that you can see the burlap.

5. Take a short side of the sack and fold it around to meet the other side, kind of like a flower.  While you are doing this, it's okay to wrinkle and rumple.  That's what makes it look neat!

6.  Once it has formed a pom, staple the bottom so it stays together.  You might want to poof it a bit in the front.

Here it is!  I have added my poms to my Fabric and Burlap Tassel Banner and now my classroom door is adorable!  Love it!

Monday Made-It #2 is a surprise for you guys!  YESSSS, don't you love free stuff??  ;)  I created a new Word Wall with headers for my classroom in turquoise and lime.  It turned out pretty cute.

I am a stickler for laminating everything, sorry about the shine!  

In a few days, all of my TPT Store followers will be sent this pack!  I've included some headers too, just in case you want to use them to write on for another section of your room.  

You can find my TPT store here at Mrs. Baker's Dozen, and score a freebie!!  

I suppose I made the graphic, but this one is more like a TEAM EFFORT!  Bloggers from KS, OK, MO, and AR have come together to form, Big Heartland Bloggers!  This is a new FB group and if you live in these states, look us up!  We will be having a huge BTS giveaway, full of products and tips to share!  So stay tuned :)

Have a wonderful last week of July, my friends!


  1. Your word wall bulletin board looks great! I love the color combo:)
    Are We There Yet?

  2. Love the colors in your word wall!

    1. Thanks, Erin! Glad you stopped by :)

  3. I would never in a million years thought to use paper bags, but you totally rocked it. They turned out great. I love when something new and creative pops into my head...this time I love that it popped into your head. Thanks for sharing!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. What a sweet comment!! :) Thanks for swinging by my blog!

  4. I am "pending" to join your blogger group. So exciting! The graphic looks fantastic!

    My Bright Blue House