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The Wild and Free – Simply Safari Collection

Some last minute inspiration is headed your way with this highlight of Simply Safari Collection! I know many of my teacher friends are off and running with school in full swing, and the last few are headed back post Labor Day! Ahh if I could give each of you a hug and say THANK YOU a million times for all you do – I WOULD!

This collection was a fan favorite this season, and below is her much deserved walk down the runway! Truly, one of my favorite aspects of this collection is how the warm tones and patterns dance so perfectly together!

The Simply Safari Collection was highlighted in the “Wild and Free Classroom Transformation” and has the most calming and fun ambiance. Warmth is woven throughout with the most beautiful sunset tones, and adorable safari animals are sprinkled about making it oh-so-charming! I ADORE the classic leopard pattern and a unique safari painted-dot pattern that add the perfect hint of sophistication to this fun-loving collection! 

We love Door Decor because it’s the sneak peek to all the goodness within the walls of your classroom! This set encourages all the little darlings who enter your room to “Be Wild About School”! 

The classroom jobs set is only available in UPRINT but this gloriously means that the popsicle sticks, job patches and the title banner are all EDITABLE in PowerPoint and PDF. I love the community building aspect of teaching, and both of these sets give so much ownership and responsibility to students, declaring that this is their space too!

Don’t forget the DARLING door toppers! During the makeover we created two different designs for door toppers – Two Animal Friends and Three Animal Friends – we enlarge and print our door toppers with the dimensions of 36″x19″.

Pause for a moment. Be still my heart – this beautiful mural that sweet Natalie {one of my graphic designers} made come to life still just takes my breath away! You can watch the Timelapse here!

Our organizational storage pieces made their second début in this room, but this time in clear, and I kind of love how they look like classroom crystal! If you are interested in getting some storage pieces into your classroom, check out this post! And for an extra dose of entertainment, here is the promo video {I mean this very loosely – we are not professional aerobic instructors LOL, but we do love having fun together!} we shot to prove the durability of these pieces!

“WILD About Our Work” Amazing Work Display – These bulletin boards always have me swooning. I adore the “wild” in leopard print, and adding the animal cut-outs to the clothesline clip, brings in that safari touch! Curious as to how we create our amazing work displays? Check out this video!

Peep more safari animals marching above the board?! You can create these little loves by enlarging the XL UPRINT cut-outs to 18″x24″! Cut-outs turned statement pieces – glory!

I always LOVED celebrating birthdays in my classroom! It is such a gift to be a part of reminding students just how valuable, appreciated and loved they are – again, building the beauty and value of community even more! The Simply Safari Birthday Set in beautiful shades of neutral, is full of fun with the adorable animals ready to celebrate birthdays year-round! Favorite piece of the birthday set is hands-down the “HIP HIP HOORAY” hippo!

Let’s take a moment for borders! For this collection we created four border designs and they truly can mix n’ match like the BFF’s they are! The Sunset Frame Border – brings in those perfect tones of safari. The Safari Painted Dot Frame Border – adds the classic black and white. The Safari Leopard Frame Border – gives us the sophisticated print we all need in our lives. The Zebra Stripe Foundation Border – adding a fun texture and depth. AND forget not The Fringe Foundation Border – originally created with the Simply Boho collection, but he’s the friend that keeps on giving {don’t be afraid to use pieces from across different collections}!

I am a firm believer in adding pops of happy pillows to your classroom – a little gift of comfy and cozy to your student’s learning space! The BFF Pillow and the Bubbles on a Summer Day Pillow just might be my favorites because that can match almost any space.

You can find these DARLING classroom caddies on the Schoolgirl Style Store! Add pops of happiness with the Safari Animal Cutouts and your theme is sprinkled throughout your room effortlessly! Using the Safari Animals made these centerpieces extra fun because each table got their own animal – an easy way to support classroom management! {HOW TO: We use tin cans wrapped in coordinating border or paper, floral styrofoam, hot glue and wooden skewers to create these centerpieces!}

And three cheers for the lovely Fringe Nameplate! I love the UPRINT option because the nameplates are EDITABLE in PDF and PowerPoint!

The Floral Statement Pieces are swoon-worthy and are the perfect additions to those drafty corners of bulletin boards! They are only available in UPRINT but can be printed at home, school or a print shop! Instructions for enlarging are included with the purchase – YAY!

The safari dot print that is carried throughout this collection is so striking! Implementing it with the alphabet cards + that little hint of wood border makes this set beautifully fancy!

Peep that beautiful safari dot pattern again?? But this time in a lovely rug! This rug is available in two sizes AND as black on white, or white on black. Rugs = total game-changers for easily creating defined spaces. For a flex seating option, add some poufs, and decor and functionality become friends!

Name tags are perfect for anything and everything, from Meet the Teacher to field trips to labeling bins – organization is key! These labels are available in UPRINT {editable} or DECOR TO YOUR DOOR {adhesive}.

Ahh the teacher desk – where all the magic happens. This may be my favorite nook to decorate in a classroom. I am sooo intentional in making it a happy place for the teacher, with ALL the needed tools at their finger tips + the extra little details to make them feel special!

This season we added cart labels to all our UPRINT collections and I just love them! Perfect for organizing ALL those copies and plans you coordinate as a teacher. Our cart labels are sized to match this rolling cart.

Oh, and those added pops of “extra” and a little “va va voom” with the clock, lamps and florals – oh my! I love these details so much!

Don’t teacher planners just give you all the feels?! Stay organized and look oh-so-cute and stylish at all those meetings! Wild and free, and ready to teach with 128 pages of glorious organization! Provides spaces for these areas: substitute information • yearly planning • monthly planning • weekly planning • contact information • communication logs • pages for logging resources and passwords • notes and to-dos • grids for a variety of options

Our Little Black Desk Set truly is the star of it’s own show! Coordinates {like a champ} with most collections, and organizes all the desk “must-haves”! The Pencil Cups, Large Desk Tray and Small Accessory Tray are some of the fan favs!

Another piece we added to the UPRINT collections this season: tool box labels, and I am not sad about it! This is perfect for ALL those tiny, yet crucial tools needed to make a classroom thrive! They are designed to fit this toolbox!

BONUS: one of my favorite and unique details to add to a space if you use this collection: the gorgeous plumes. They add so much texture and whimsey, and it was World Market for the win on these little darlings!

The classroom library = all-the-feels! I love all the elements that make this nook so inviting and warm! The Leopard Rug grounds and defines the space, and the inspirational classroom headline “Adventure Awaits” encourages wonder and curiosity.

Then, there’s the “You get a pillow, and you get a pillow…” kinda vibe! This collection has quite a few coordinating pillow covers: Leopard Sunset, Safari Dot, and Bubbles on a Summer Day! The pillow cases are double-sided, with different, yet coordinating prints on either side! {Dimensions are 18″x18″}

Pause for a “zoom-in” – it’s all in the details when you are decorating your classroom with this collection – textures and patterns galore, and the sweetest little Cheetah as a reading buddy!

The paint splotches we created during the makeover. I’m always thinking of creative ways to fill the space between the bulletin boards and the ceiling, and these adorable paint splotches do the trick! So easy to add to a space, yet bring so much WOW to the overall feeling of the room!

The mini poster sets in our collections are like gold. When you hit a wall of “I don’t know what to do” when decorating your room, you can always rely on posters to fill a space or give some inspiration! I love framing posters because it adds such a classy sophistication!

Oh Sophie! The whole team fell in love with this statement piece! Statement pieces bring the “wow” factor to any classroom or space. They easily become a focal point and centerpiece in classroom decor! Dimensions for the file are 36″x48″ (giraffe) and 12″x20″ (speech bubbles), and we include all the-need-to-know details on how to print at home, or at a print shop with the purchase! 

The Safari Tassel Cut-outs were designed with oh-so-much care, and you can tell in the details! Create a garland with twine and hot glue and you’ve got yourself a beautiful touch to add to a bulletin board!

This corner makes me smile thinking of all the sweet classroom gatherings that will happen on this rug! The functionality of the organizational storage piece + the blush chair + the magical Safari Calendar = dreamy morning meetings!

Lanterns are forever one of my favorite finishing touches to a classroom! The combo we love for this collection is: The Perfect Shade of Brown, Rose Coral, Safari Sunset, Iced Cold Rosé, and Peach Blossom!

The Peek-a-boo Animals – these little darlings are like door toppers but have a fun spin! We added them to the windows in Karla’s makeover, but you could use them as door toppers or even bulletin board toppers!

And another garland for the win, with the Wooden Bead Cut-outs!

And ending with a good one – the Affirmation Station – another glorious piece we added to our UPRINT collections this season. We love everything about affirmation stations – speaking all the love and encouragement over students is at the heart of every teacher.  

Wild and free, and ready to learn! This captivating theme will dance ever-so-happily on the walls of your classroom, ready to help students RAWR through a fun world of exploring and learning! Thanks for venturing with me!

XOXO

Melanie

PS We are always adding and updating collections! When you purchase a Full UPRINT Collection, you automatically get a new download link every time we add more goodness to the collection! For Simply Safari we’ve recently added Classroom Slides in Powerpoint and Google Slides and desktop wallpaper!

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