Our great conversations regarding Making Your Own Whiteboards last week got me thinking. Many of you had so many fabulous ideas about making your own whiteboards from inexpensive materials! Wow! I have a good feeling art teachers from all around the country have SO MANY great tricks when it comes to Doing It Youself in your art room. DIY is all the rage in home improvement right now, so lets translate that to our art rooms.
Art teachers MUST become creative and resourceful with budget cuts. In fact, some of us prefer to make things ourselves even if we have the money to buy it. Perhaps the result is better or it just simply to gives us the functionality we can’t buy at a store.
I am officially designating this our “Collecting of the Great Minds” as we work as a community to compile an Ultimate List of Art Room DIY ideas.
Here is Mine:
I use scrap matboard that I get donated from frame shots and cut it into .5 inch, 1 inch and 2 inch “rulers” to make easy measuring guides for art pieces. DIY Rulers in measurements I want. Get ruined or bent? That’s ok, just make some more!
How can you contribute?
Feel free to link up to your own blogs sharing your great idea in the comment section, explain your Art Room DIY in the comments, or link to any other ideas you might find around the inter-web. Please comment to this post with your ideas so we can have them all in one place. As I always say, together we are better! If we get some great responses I will make an ultimate Art Room DIY link list for download right here on AOE.
Let the fun and games begin with our Ultimate List DIY Art Room Ideas!
What do you make in your art room that you just can’t find in a catalog?
What do yo make that saves you a pretty penny and gets the job done in a jiffy?
What is your secret to making anything on the cheap using donated materials or next to free materials at a hardware store?
Comment Away! I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!