Adding polka dots to create a cohesive decor theme is simple! Here are 7 ways on how to DIY your classroom to bring in polka dots no matter what color scheme you prefer. Your main classroom spaces will all be covered: walls, storage and student spaces.
I guess if you take these ideas, you’ll literally have your room “covered.”
Classroom Polka Dot Decor Ideas
It is a joy to share each of these with you as I enjoy promoting teachers and the hard work the do! I hope you find something fantastic that you’d like to make to bring polka dots into your classroom.
1. Bulletin Board Borders – You can DIY! Create your own borders for any bulletin board or to outline display spaces by using bingo daubers or dot makers. You can get exactly what you’re looking for because you made it.
2. No-Sew Curtains – Since I choose to avoid sewing at all costs, this one is right up my alley. You can create curtains to add a soft touch (if your fire marshal allows it) that’ll be perfect for your door, windows or above your cupboards. You’ll love that these are made with bandanas!
3. Student Seating – Choosing a polka dot fabric that can appeal to both genders makes for easily moveable seating, I mean storage… well these adorable crate seats could be both! These can be perfect for creating additional “nooks” in your classroom or for adding individual spaces for spreading out around the classroom.
4. Storage – Choosing a polka dot wrapping paper (yes, wrapping paper) to turn any boring white organization or stage piece will make you fall in love with it all over again. You’ll love reading Kristin’s thoughts on why polka dots makes for the perfect theme.
5. Drawer Storage – Using drawer units that you can buy from any big box store is a great way to add storage and functionality to your classroom, but the see-through aspect may make you cringe. If you want to keep your classroom feeling less cluttered, covering the fronts or side too may help. You can accomplish this with tape or mod podge.
6. Toolbox Storage – Making little tools that can get lost in any teacher’s desk drawers easily accessible can be done. Bring in the polka dots by creating your own drawer fronts for the tool kit and add your own scrapbook paper or ribbon to add your style.
7. Baskets and Bins – Use whatever storage you currently have in your classroom and update it with polka dots by adding a ribbon in your favorite color scheme. Can you see how a simple touch can pull it together. If you have baskets or bins with holes or handles, you can weave the ribbon to attach it.
Thank you fantastic teachers – your DIY ideas are so much fun and very practical for any classroom! Feel free to grab the “I’m a Featured Teach Junkie” blog button as your inspirations are definitely worth the shout out.