Oh wonderous world of homeschooling. Who doesn’t love to walk into any classroom and just have inspirational quotes and colorful images light up the room to encourage and inspire learning for the day ahead? I know that I sure do, especially on the long school days!
As many of you know, last year was the first year that my family actually spent a chunk of money on our homeschool room. Ironically, we moved toward the end of April so I was able to get another go at it for the upcoming school year. In keeping with our Dr. Seuss inspired homeschool room I wanted to decorate the ledge that sits above the middle of our school room where our desks are placed together. After all, we all know that throughout a school day children’s eyes and minds can tend to wander and when my children look up I want them to smile and be inspired to do their best in their homeschool lessons.
*Please note: If you are a new homeschooling family I know that pictures of lovely homeschool rooms can be so exciting, I am right there with you, but I would like to disclose to everyone, because I feel that this is often not said in homeschool room tour posts, that if you are just starting out on your own homeschooling journey I would highly suggest waiting to create a homeschooling room. Having a homeschool room is not mandatory in any way. Wait to see what your patterns becomes with your children since every family is different. If you are more of a fly by the seat of your pants homeschooling family; or one that thrives to be outdoors all day every day; or is always on the go; or finds that you are always cuddled up on your family room sofa then you probably will never even have a desire to have a homeschool room. But if you find that your family is like mine and thrives on routine and structure when it comes to learning, then perhaps finding a room, corner, or area in your home that you can always have for your lessons would be best.
Make your own Dr. Seuss Inspired Homeschool Room Décor
Would you like to make these inspirational signs for your homeschool or classrooms? This project is really quite simple to create. The hardest part honestly was getting on my shaky ladder to attach the posts to the ledge in our homeschool room.
Here are the materials that you will need to complete this project:
- Dr. Seuss Inspired Signs (I cannot speak highly enough for the quality of these signs!)
- Burlap ribbon
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Empty paper towel and/or shipping tubes (Depending on the size and height you want your signs)
- Finishing nails
First, heat up your hot glue gun on a low setting. Make sure it is only on low before using, then place a line of hot glue at one end of the tube.
Then carefully take your burlap ribbon and tightly twirl the ribbon around the paper tube. Then place a line of hot glue around the other end of the tube while keeping the ribbon tight. I had to go back over the top and bottom section to glue certain spots over themselves to make sure that the end burlap ribbon was securely and snugly fit onto the tube.
Once you have done all of the tubes you should have a finished set of various heights and widths that look something like this. I chose burlap ribbon for this project because I personally think the burlap makes the tubes look like a tree that would be out of Dr. Seuss imagined world, don’t you?!
Due to the location of where I placed my signs I certainly didn’t want the signs to tip over onto our heads should a big wind come pouring in the window. I used a ladder and climbed up. I hammered 1 nail in for each tube, placed some hot glue on the nail, and then held the tube in place for a minute or two. This way the tubes can be removed down the road, but until then they will be securely snug as little bugs up on the ledge and ready for everyday inspiration and decoration!
Make sure to also download my FREE Dr. Seuss inspirational quote printable!
How do you decorate your learning spaces? I am always looking for great new ideas so I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas.