As you know, I've been wondering for a while how to do cute stuff on Teachers Pay Teachers. I've also been longing for AGES to learn how to do customized blog backgrounds and headers, rather than using a premade one or paying someone.
I figured out how to do both, and they are pretty similar. I designed this header using powerpoint. I got the both the background and the owl from Teacher Pay Teacher (in these stores: owl (From The3amTeacher), background). Then I uploaded them into powerpoint and layered them according to that tutorial I posted the other day.
Now, why owls? Not to be trendy, because owls seem to be EVERYWHERE nowadays. But it stems from my love of all things Harry Potter. I love Hedgwig and was devestated when she died (yes, I know she was a fictional animal character, but still!) I also like that they are the symbol of intelligence and wisdom. As a teacher, I hope that I too can be seen that way. Plus, it's always fun to say you "give a hoot about reading".
I also love pink and I'm not afraid to admit it. I like hot pink. It must be the "child of the 80's" coming out. I'm sorry, but I do. I hope that it doesn't turn you off and away from the blog.
Now for the HELP part: I love this header, but I can't get it to fit. How do I resize it? I think its too fat but and not wide enough. I also want to change the background, but I can't get my image to upload. I'm super confused and would just love some help.