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?

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