Teacher Appreciation Door Decorating

This morning I woke up early to go decorate the door for my daughter’s teacher. Our school is one of many that have a tradition where homeroom moms decorate the classroom doors for teacher appreciation week. Since Aimée and I also headed up the SNAP Door Decorating contest, I guess you could say we are becoming door decorating experts. I thought it would be fun to share some of the doors I saw in the hallway at school today (please excuse the phone photos).


I decorated this space-themed door for Piper’s teacher. Of course the “Out of this World” theme is a bit cheesy, but in elementary school it seems the cheesier the better. Plus, what if I told you that I made this door out of decorations leftover from Rockwell’s Rocket Man first birthday party this past weekend?? Oh yes, recycling at it’s finest! #SupermomMoment

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TO MAKE: I used this large-format star background that I had already printed to hang behind Rockwell’s high chair (photos from that party coming soon!). I glued little, glitter paper stars cut using my Cricut Explore. The globe was also cut with the Cricut (man I love that machine!). Superdad cut the rocket from cardboard and spray painted it for me. I attached orange fringe leftover from the Rocket party to hang as the tail. The personalized banner was made by formatting text in a large font size and on three lines. I print it on regular, letter-size paper, cut it into thirds and taped the pieces together to create a strip. Everything was attached to the door with packing tape.

Check out a few of the other doors:

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Does your school decorate doors or have any other cool teacher appreciation week traditions?

Bettijo Bridges

Administrator at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.


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