Does this look familiar? This is actually the same decor as my Frog theme, but I gave it more of a sophisticated look. I went back and forth whether I should add these pictures with my Frog collection, but ultimately decided that I wanted to devote a post to these beautiful pictures and show you how I took the same collection and turned it into something very different.
I can’t tell you how many requests I’ve had for a dragonfly theme. I decided to add these pretty cutouts as accessories to this particular collection. If you remember my Frog theme, I used green as my accent color by adding those adorable frogs and lily pads. This photo shoot, I decided to switch it up and use TURQUOISE as the accent color instead. The end result is so serene…it almost has a water-like feel to it. I LOVE LOVE this!
Behind the Scenes: I decided to add a classic navy and white ribbon to my lanterns. I was really uneasy about it…I just didn’t know if you would like this look or not. As I mentioned before, I have so many people coming and going during my photo shoot and every person commented on these lanterns…they absolutely LOVED it! By the time the room was finished, this ended up being my favorite part of the design.
I can’t tell you how much I love navy and turquoise together! The contrast between the two colors is truly stunning!
The key to creating a serene looking classroom: focus on the BLUES in the collection. Adding the green IS important, but just small doses of it. The green keeps the color combo from looking too flat.
The BEST part about a Schoolgirl Style collection is that you can pick and choose which patterns you want to use. You have an entire file FULL of options. If you love a particular pattern more than another, you have the luxury of printing it out as many times as you like!
When you purchase pre-printed decor, you often get stuck with patterns and designs you don’t like and you’re forced to use it because that’s all you have.
Lanterns, paper, poms, and borders can be purchased in the Schoolgirl Style Shop…
I love adding the blue pom with the turquoise…this pom color is called “ice blue.” It’s just so pretty with the navy and turquoise!
I used this pretty blue chevron paper to wrap this aluminum can for pencil storage. My collection comes with several coordinating papers for creative craft projects in your classroom!
Included in this collection is a beautiful stationary set! Stationary sets include note cards, thank you notes, personalized stationary, pretty monogrammed prints for your desk, Avery label templates, and editable business cards!
Now is YOUR chance to own this beautiful collection along with your bulletin board paper and border from Pacon. Plus, I’m going to give you coordinating lanterns or poms to hang in your room too!
I’ve teamed up with Abby Mullins from The Inspired Apple to offer you an amazing prize package!
Are you following Abby yet?
Abby has always been one of my FAVORITE bloggers! When I first started Schoolgirl Style, believe or not, I didn’t know about teacher blogs. Abby was one of the first people that I found and I adored her blog. I hung on to every word she wrote and considered her to be one of the best and brightest of our profession.
I think I purchased every single one of Abby’s products my last year of teaching. I’d like to think that Abby and I were virtually team teaching my class of firsties my final year!:) I LOVE her products and I adore her even more. She is one of the sweetest girls I know!
So, why don’t you head on over to her site, take a look around, AND enter our giveaway!
Here are the prizes:
-Paisley, Turquoise, Bluem & Green full digital collection from Schoolgirl Style
-Fadeless paper from Pacon
-Coordinating border from Pacon
-Lanterns from the Schoolgirl Style Shop
Over $100 value!
Photography: E.C. Campbell Photography
Paisley, Turquoise, Blue, & Green decor: Schoolgirl Style Shop
Fadeless bulletin board paper: Schoolgirl Style Shop
lanterns and poms: Schoolgirl Style Shop
border: Schoolgirl Style Shop
dragonfly cutouts: Schoolgirl Style Shop
metal pails, turquoise cube baskets: Target
large clothespins, ribbon, flowers, plastic paint cans: Michaels
ribbon: Joann Fabrics
paper: Staples (I used a high gloss photo paper for best results)
Most items are editable and can be personalized for a custom look (Type in your student’s names and customize classroom labels…perfect handwriting every time!)