This is the second time I'm participating in 4th Grade Frolics' Monday Made It! I love the idea of sharing cute teacher-made crafts, genius! Last year I purchased a blue, plastic chair from IKEA for my author's chair. It's a cute chair but I'm ashamed to say I didn't add much to it because I was overwhelmed with moving to a new grade level and just never got around to it.
I am happy to say that last week I decided enough was enough and that my author's chair needed some bling. So I purchased some spray glitter from Wal-Mart and some cute little clear rhinestones. I copied the word's "Author's Chair" from my computer in the "Elephants in Cherry Trees" font from Kevin and Amanda. I added a cute little pencil and then traced over everything with a black permanent marker.
I then took the chair outside and gave it a few coats of the glitter spray. You have to be careful with the spray because if you spray too much in one spot it will run and get yucky. I let it dry and then brought it inside. I would have to say it's a definite improvement from my old chair.
I didn't add rhinestones to the side of the seat because I know the kids will rub them off when they sit there and it will drive me crazy replacing them all the time!
And there is my author's chair, hanging out in my classroom. I like it much better! Beware though: the glitter may come off a little. But who doesn't need a little extra sparkle in their day? ;)