Well, I hate to say it after all the work I've put in this past month or so, but I'm jumping ship on the whole camping theme. Maybe the disappearance of my tent poles should have been a sign. I wanted it to work so badly, but it's not coming together the way I would have liked in my classroom and I just don't have the funds to bring it all to life. I don't like being a quitter, but I also know it will drive me nuts all year if I hate the look of my room, so it's best to change things up now while I still have some time before the year starts.
I'm still going to do a nature-related theme, but the camping and the dark browns and oranges have got to go! I need a visually bright and fun room, so I'm going to do a modern-style forest with different colors and patterns for the leaves. It'll be based on my owl theme from last year, but I'm going to expand it to include lots of birds and trees as well. I'm making large flowers right now with my Cricut that I'll put up along the base of the walls to make it kind of look like a field. I feel so much better now already with my decision and things are starting to come along.
Since my camping-themed calendar won't fit anymore (which is a shame because I really did love it!), I made a new one with some adorable bird clip art. Here is the new calendar which will go along with lots of other products for my new theme.
Click on the photo above or check out my calendar set HERE.
To celebrate the changing of themes (I can really find a reason to celebrate most things, lol!), I am also offering a freebie that goes along with my Whimsical Birdies theme. I've made up some name plates with these cute birds and you can get them HERE.