And…. drum roll please….
Here are my door decorations for the month! (:
This was a project that was definitely done over the summer (Never would have been able to do it during the school year)… well, actually, most of my door decs (80%) were done over the summer and this set was one of those.
I asked my dad was kind of decoration he would like on his door, and partly jokingly he told me an elephant head. Well, guess what - I took him seriously.
The previous summer I had made a foam core faux taxidermy deer head. The pattern is free online and can be found here:
For the door decorations I simply shrunk it down, made a bunch of the deer heads, and then altered the pattern to make three other types of heads as well. Triceratops, bunnies, and last but not least, elephants.
It was a lot of work and a lot of my fancy paper that I bought, but totally worth it, original, and cute! I love them! And I think a lot of my residents do too… hopefully. haha.
But, the reason that my bulletin board is the way that it is, is because I like my bulletin boards and door decs to match in theme because otherwise it just feels weird… I like the floor being cohesive. Hence, since I made these door decs, I needed a matching bulletin board and had no idea how to translate faux taxidermy into bulletin board… what do I do? Make a board on taxidermy? That’s weird. Or animals? Like what info? I was so confused. Finally, I decided that I wanted a metaphor - I could make a normal bulletin board information set relate to the door dec by being metaphorically relatable. And then, finallllllyyyy, I came up with the phrase, “Stuff yourself” and “leave yourself hanging” which then got me to this point. A bulletin board on the month before finals on studying…. annnddd relates to my door decs.
Cool! I’m excited. (;
Feeling crafty? IKEA’s LACK side tables (priced $7.99-$9.99 USD) are more than what they seem. Inexpensive and super simple to assemble, you can paint them, convert them into ottomans with a cushion, create a craft or LEGO table, make stripes with decorative tape (or use blue painter’s tape and paint), build an elevated eating station for your dogs, and just about anything else you can dream up.
Always keep orange slices in the refrigerator. They make the perfect snack and work for an easy smile.