I'm taking a minute to give a bloggy shout-out to Home Depot. Every August, the sweet girl at the paint counter gives me plenty of wooden paint stirrers for FREE! And then I use them to make shelf markers that match my library theme. I paint the stirrers with acrylic paint, then Mod Podge a picture from scrapbook paper onto the handle.
Today was August 1, and I went to Home Depot this morning, and brought home my shelf markers for this year.
I'm happy to show my appreciation by shopping at Home Depot all year long. As you know, we buy so many supplies for our libraries and classrooms out of our own pockets. I really appreciate every freebie and bargain!
I'll be making those shelf markers over the next few days (while I watch the Olympics), and I'll post photos of the process. It's fun, easy and cheap!
Thanks, Home Depot, for the paint stir sticks!