Saturday, August 15, 2015

New Musical Door

The new year is already in full swing and we have taught three days this week! As I prepared my room this year, I changed many things to improve the aesthetics. I will be posting an updated tour of my classroom soon, but I am patiently waiting the arrival of a new rug! For now, I am going to give you a sneak peak because I just couldn't wait to show you my new door!

My door is decorated with wall stickers. I found them at Walmart in the hardware section. They only cost me $9.97. They can be found at this link, although they are higher online costing $13.99. The product name is "RoomMates RMK2083SCS Music Scroll Notes Peel and Stick Wall Decalls".

These stickers are designed to stick to any wall surface and they are removable and reusable! I removed and reapplied a few as I was creating this design because I realized a few were too close. They were very easy to move and did not seem to lose their stickiness. But, before I applied the stickers, I scrubbed my door with a magic eraser and then Clorox wipes. I'm sure that helped with the application. I started withy the largest scroll pieces first and then the smaller scrolls. I added the notes and treble clef a last. I used only one set on this door. 

 I am also reminding students to keep their hands to themselves in the hallway. My door is on a corner. Many of the classes stop at the corner of the hallway and wait for the end of the line to catch up before turning the corner to proceed to their classroom. While waiting, I didn't want their fingers to wander to the stickers. 

I hope these stickers last for many years. I absolutely love my new door and have gotten so many compliments from students and adults. Don't forget, I will be posting an updated classroom tour soon. Follow my blog on Facebook or Pinterest so you don't miss it!


Many of you may remember reading a previous post about the quote above my door. Each teacher got to pick a quote and a former parent, who owns a screen printing business, applied the quotes with vinyl. It has been two and a half years and none of the letters have started peeling.


  1. Cheryl is a wonderful music teacher from Wisconsin. Sorry to correct, but her quote is actually, "The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children."

  2. Is it possible to order the music quote above your door?

  3. Ah man, that door is so cool and right up my alley. It looks like a custom made door, not something you spent less than 10 bucks on! Very creative. I bet the kids were really excited about it. I know I would have loved to have classrooms with decorated doors, it would have made me feel kind of special. LOL.

    Fred Richardson @ SGK Home Solutions

  4. What a beautiful addition to what could have been another boring door. Not only does it add a bit of personality to you door it also makes it easier for students to find. I am amazed that you were able to have such professional results with just a few stickers you bought from Walmart. I will have to try this out sometime.

    Lynne Hollaran @ SubUrban Glass

  5. What a wonderful decorating idea! I find visual stimulants engage students and elicit positivity when they enter the classroom. I will definitely be utilizing this, and perhaps will try and switch up my decor each month. Perhaps constant, pleasant little changes to the environment will make the students even more eager to enter the room and see what is new.

    Giovanni @ Coastal Contract Hardware