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Star Wars Teacher Appreciation Door
(We love working with Cricut, they have supplied us with a machine to use, all thoughts, opinions, and project creation are our own.)
Admission time – I have never been a room mom before. Talon is graduating High School this year (every time I say or type that sentence I get teary eyed…) and I was never a room mom for any of his classes. I helped out with a lot of parties and attended a good 95% of them, went on quite a few field trips, but never was the one in charge, having a bunch (or as Talon would say hundreds) of little ones at home makes it a little harder to commit to everything not knowing what or when that might actually be when you sign up.
With the littlest being in kindergarten this year when her class needed a room mom it was easier to say yes because it wouldn’t really interfere with the other kiddos because they’ll be in school too and I could help set the times which would help make sure I could go to other class parties too.
Being a room mom includes a lot of things I had no idea about, including decorating a door for Teacher Appreciation Week. Our school has had a Star Wars theme this year and they decided to use that theme for the door decorations for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Paula and I came together and came up with this cute Star Wars Teacher Appreciation Door idea for our classroom door. We both love how it came together and got quite a few compliments on it when we were doing it. Bonus points is that it was very simple thanks to us both having a Cricut and people more computer savvy sharing their talents through Etsy.
The whole thing took next to no time to put together and cut out on the Cricut and with a couple of tape runners we had it put up in about 20 minutes.
Star Wars Teacher Appreciation Door Supply List:
Black Butcher Paper
(our school had rolls in the library we were allowed to use and it’s like exactly the same width of the door)
(to trim the black paper around the door handle and hinge thing at the top of the door)
12″x 24″ or 12″x 12″ if you can’t find 12″x 24″
Yellow Cardstock 12″x 12″
Green Cardstock 12″x 12″
.SVG files from JPrintableShop and SVGWind
I wanted my words nice and big so my plan was to use 12″x 24″ white cardstock, turns out I’m out of that so I used 2 pieces of 12″x 12″ lined up together on my 12″x 24″ mat. I made my biggest word (Strong) as big as it could be so it’s width is almost 12″. I then used the height measurement from that word (almost 6″) to dictate the height for the rest of the words. I ended up using the equivilent of 5 sheets of 12″x 24″ white cardstock for the words. 1 piece of 12″x 12″ green for Yoda and 8 pieces of 8.5″ x 11″ yellow cardstock (we didn’t have 12″x 12″ on hand) for “Yoda the best teacher” and the stars.
You’ll need to upload your .svg files into Cricut Design Space (have you tried the new Design Space out yet?…oh my goodness it’s the best, if you haven’t yet you can access it here, they just took the password off the beta, I really love it!). Once your files are uploaded the rest is a piece of cake. Arrange the letters to make the words you would like, weld them together so they cut out in one piece, cut them out, stick tape to the back, and tape to the door!
I have to admit it was pretty fun to come up with a plan and knock it out. Lila and Hudson are so excited to see the door and so proud that we are the ones who did it, who knew they were so easily proud of us?!
If you have any questions on how we did this fun Star Wars Teacher Appreciation door please don’t hesitate to ask, we’ll walk you right through it.
Have an awesome weekend and don’t forget to thank a teacher, they’re the best! And if you’re a teacher I just want to say I am so incredibly grateful for you!