One Day Sale

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A one day site-wide TpT sale  will begin at midnight tonight:  August 19th.   For one day, you can save 28% on all items in my store and most other stores on TpT.  All you need to do is use the Promo Code:  MORE15 for the complete discount.

Just click the photo above to visit my store!

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Back to School Staff Gift

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Back to School Staff Gift - Savvy School CounselorDo any of you school counselors like to get in touch with your crafty side?  I do!  I spent the beginning of the summer preparing bottle cap magnets as Fish Extender gifts for friends on the Disney Cruise I was taking.  During that time, I had an idea to use my school’s mascot image (created by the husband of one of my co-workers – Tony Nichols) to create these cute welcome back gifts for the staff at my school.  I really wanted to have this idea published before I set sail a couple of weeks ago, but time got away from me.  If it’s too late for you to make these now, you could always make them for National School Counselor week.

So, I want to tell you the materials I used and the steps I took to make them.

When I first researched how to make them, most sites suggested using resin.  When I visited Michael’s the first time and inquired about the resin, the sales person suggested I use another product that really made the whole process A LOT easier for me than I first expected.

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Materials Needed:

bottle caps (I ordered my bottle caps from BottleCapCo.com in my school’s colors)

1 inch images (Printed on cardstock)

1 inch circle punch

Mod Podge  Dimensional Magic (Clear)

Mod Podge Glue and Sealer (Gloss)

Small paint brush

3×5 Plastic Baggies

Magnets (I used Tacky Magnetic Adhesive Dots)

First, you need to decide on the image you want to use and make it small enough to fit inside of a one inch circle.  I used two of our schools mascot images and copied about twenty-five of each on one page.  I cut them out in strips of five and used a one inch circle punch to make all of the inserts for my bottle caps.

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Next, I used the Mod Podge Glue and Sealer.  I used my paint brush to put some inside of the bottle cap first.  I glued one picture inside the bottle cap.  I used more Mod Podge to seal the picture into the bottle cap using the paint brush.  It’s a good idea to let them sit for awhile to dry.  Overnight is a good amount of time to make sure everything is sealed.

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Back to School Staff Gift - Savvy School Counselor

Back to School Staff Gift - Savvy School Counselor

Once the bottle caps are dry, squeeze in the Dimensional Magic.  I use enough to completely cover the picture.  You do not need to fill the entire bottle cap.  Once this step is done, they will need to sit for at least 24 hours to make sure they are completely dry and ready.  You’ll know when they are ready because they will be nice and clear instead of cloudy.

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Once the Mod Podge is completely dry on the inside of the bottle cap, attach an adhesive magnet dot to the back of the magnet and it is finished!

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I made cards that would fit inside of the baggies.  The card has the name of our school at the top.  On the bottom it says, “This bottle cap magnet was made especially for you by (your name) – school counselor.  Here’s to a GREAT school year!” I used a small piece of tape to attach the magnet to the card.  Now they are ready for me to place in the boxes of my staff members for our first workday.  I really hope they like them!

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FB Fan Freebie – Lunch Bunch Tags

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Facebook Fan Freebie - Lunch Bunch Tags - Inspired by Ms. Sepp's Counselor CornerI’m excited to begin using these cute lunch bunch lanyards for my school counseling lunch bunch groups.  I found the idea from Ms. Sepp’s Counselor Corner.  I purchased the black lanyards and plastic name tag holders from Office Depot/Office Max. To make one, I used two of the same color tags and placed them in the tag holder back to back so the picture is showing either way. Next, I attached the lanyard. That’s all! I will place these in teachers boxes the morning of Lunch Bunch (or afternoon before) and students will wear them to the cafeteria. I will collect them once they are in my office to be reused for future groups.  The tags I used are free on my Facebook Fan Page

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Back to School Sale!!

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I’m excited to announce the next site-wide TpT sale happening at midnight tonight:  August 3rd.  The sale will run through Tuesday, August 4th.  During those two days, you can save 28% on all items in my store and most other stores on TpT.  All you need to do is use the Promo Code:  BTS15 for the complete discount.  I will be continuing the sale in my store through Wednesday, August 5th.  Please Note:  The promo code will no longer work on August 5th.  You will receive a 20% discount only on Wednesday.

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