Back to School

Well the time has come, school is back in session. I’m sure most teachers have already finished decorating their classrooms, and made it very welcoming for their new students, but it’s never too late to add on or come up with new ideas to change it up in the next couple of months! There are plenty of seasonal themes and more that can be done and if you are anything like us, here at DFC, you love to switch it up when it comes to decorating! We’ve rounded up a few super cute ideas for the classroom or even the cafeteria! Some of these ideas could even be made and given as gifts from parent to teacher…there’s something for everyone here!

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: 1- Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons; 2- PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Ribbon Bordered Bulletin Boards & Sinamay in the Classroom…

Traditionally, teachers use the scalloped card stock boarders that you can find in any school supply store. But we’d like to suggest using ribbon as borders for your bulletin boards, whiteboards and more! It can be rolled up and used year after year, and they are easier to stored than the scalloped borders! Plus, with our huge ribbon selection, the possibilities for color combinations and themes are endless! Just like the picture above, we’ve got some really cute Halloween ribbons that would look great, and the kids will love!

We were also super excited to see the picture at the very top where a teacher used sinamay in the classroom! We always say that sinamay is great for events, parties, and decorating your home…but it is also great for the classroom! It’s a fun 3-dimensial border to frame your bulletin boards, or whiteboards. We use it exactly this way, in almost every display that we do! It’s so easy to use, just bunch and staple! It’s also easily stored for reuse year after year! We have several different colors to choose from, whether you have a classroom theme or you want to show your spirit with school colors!

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits(L to R): 1- Classroom DIY; 2- School Girl Style

Wax Tissue Paper…

This is definitely a staple in the classroom. From decorating boards and walls to art projects for the kiddos, you need tissue paper, right? Another cute idea we found for borders is to bunch some colorful tissue paper together and make the super cute border pictured above. It’s something different and it also has dimension to it. Tissue paper is inexpensive, so you don’t have to worry about storing it to save for next year. Click on the link below the pictures and there is even a tutorial on how to get different looks using tissue paper as borders! Super easy, and fun! And how about making some great tissue pom flowers, like the ones covering the cabinet in the picture above! Sooo cute! We love tissue poms, so of course we love this idea!

Our wax tissue packages are such a great deal! 
Solid Colors: $18.99 – 400 sheets per package
Colors: Citrus Green, Red, White, Tropical (green, yellow, orange, pink & purple)
and Rainbow Pastel (Shades of yellow, pink & purple pastels)

Wildside Animal Print: $18.99 – 200 sheets per package

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: 1- Clutter-free Classroom

A lot of teachers like to pick a theme for the school year and their classroom. A popular one is a Safari/Jungle theme…let’s face it, sometimes the classroom is definitely a jungle! We have some really great animal print ribbons, tissue paper and even flowers and leaves if you want to go all out with this theme! The tissue paper is great for making tissue poms to hang in your room and the ribbon can be used for just about anything!!

Animal Print Ribbon: $11.99 25yd wired
Animal Print Wax Tissue: $18.99 – 200 sheet package

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: Clutter-free Classroom

Another fun theme for the classroom is a sports theme! You could go with one specific sport or a mix of all sports! We have the cutest sports ribbons that would be great for adding to this theme!

Sports Grosgrain Ribbon: $9.99 10yd

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: ADoorableCreations on Etsy

Over the summer, we received our first shipment of these amazing work wreaths for making adorable sinamay wreaths! Don’t know about you, but we’d love to having one of these cute school themed wreaths hanging on our door or in our classroom if we were teachers!! Well, if you’re a teacher or even a parent wanting to give a great teacher’s gift, you are definitely in luck! These cute wreaths are super easy to make and can be done in any color of sinamay that we carry! Come by the store to see the two Halloween wreaths that we’ve already done! Plus! we just received a shipment of orange and black work wreaths so you now have 4 colors to choose from! The best part of all, is that the wreaths are only $7.25 and end up making about 30″ sized wreath with all the sinamay on it! Make a plain sinamay wreath or add some picks, flowers, ribbons and more to it! The possibilities and creativity is endless!

Work Wreath Frame: $7.25
Sinamay: $7.50-$9.95

Make a wreath for yourself or for a gift for under $20!! So cute and such a great deal!

We want you to spread the word to groups you may be involved with and let them know we are here to help with events you might be planning! We welcome schools and non-profit organizations to shop with us year round! All we need is the school’s tax ID number and some basic information (address, phone, email, etc.) and you will be all set to purchase with us! And we have some great supplies and products that are perfect for teachers and parents alike. So get excited for your school’s upcoming fundraiser or carnival! Teachers, get a jump start on plans for seasonal classroom decorating, or everyday supplies!

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