Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Made it

I am linking up again this week with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics I have been so inspired by every one's post. Now that my house is put back together after painting, I was ready to get to work.

The first thing I did, I think I saw on pinterest, but I didn't save the link. It was an old wooden Coke crate that the person had put markers, paint brushes, etc... in it. Mine was out in the shed so I had to clean it before I began.
Since I just saw a picture, I was thinking I could just clean it and put the markers in it. that wasn't going to work because the bottom wasn't solid.
So I put some small strips of card board on the bottom to cover the holes.
Then I thought I was ready to put the markers in, but I had another problem, the dividers didn't go all the way to the bottom, so if the bin wasn't full the markers would slide down into the opening at the bottom. So fortunately I had some more cardboard that was easy to bend. Here's what I did.
Here's my finished product, now all of my art supplies are stored together.
I did one of the famous clipboard remakes. I used some Hello Kitty duct tape. I'm sure I will be making some more!
I also made a hall pass sign. I was inspired by our very own Tara from4th Grade Frolics. This is hers, isn't it cute!

I spray painted my canvas. Then I picked out some scrapbook paper that matched, printed the words onto the paper, trimmed the letters and decoupaged them on. I added a few triangles and squiggles. I got these giant clothespins from Dollar Tree (of course). I thought hope they might be more durable.

I also made the divider pages for my teacher's notebook. I went a little crazy, I kept the same basic layout, but the colors are all over the place. I LOVE them.

My last thing to share is really 2 things. I started with this. BTW this is the spot on the counter that had the huge rust stain, as you can see, it is completely gone.
All I can say is that I drink a LOT of chocolate milk. These cans are the same size as an oatmeal can, box, whatever it is called. The first thing I made using the cans was a headband holder for Delaney. She has a ton of headbands so I wasn't sure if one can would hold them all.  I decided I would tape two together. I put several old blocks in the bottom one to give it some weight.Then I covered both cans with pink duct tape. The nice thing about it, Delaney puts scrunchies and other hair stuff inside the top one.
The other thing I did with the can is to make one of those "ruler" holders. I also made one for my addition/subtraction elevators (vertical number line). If you would like a free copy click on the link.
I painted both cans black. Then I decided I would see if my printer would print on a piece if newspaper. It worked! On the first one I printed out the word with a newspaper border. On the one for the rulers, I printed the outlines of letters and cut them out. I decoupaged  them onto the can. I love the way they turned out.

The next 2 I decorated are for pointers for the Smartboard and bookmarks. I still have 3 more of these cans I'm still contemplating my options for those. : )

My last finished project is my teacher toolbox. I haven't had a desk for 14 years. I think this will definitely help me to stay more organized. I changed a few of my drawers to fit my needs.

 I have a few more projects started, but not finished. Hopefully I will be as productive next week!


Pin It!


  1. Oh my goodness Kelly!! You should have paced! You did a TON! Love it all. Love your colors all over the place dividers!!! Loving your hall pass! You will totally love using it;) Coke crate for cute!!! Love is all you busy what for next week???? Are there any ideas left?? LOL! Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. WOW! You've been really productive. I don't know where to start. I love it all!

  3. You have been busy! All your projects are great!

  4. All your projects turned out great! I am impressed with how much you have gotten done!

    Delighted in Second
    Hope you will join my $20 TPT gift certificate giveaway!

  5. Love all of the cans!!! What a great idea! And your toolbox turned out great!!!
    The Sweet Life of Third Grade

  6. Wow! You have been working hard. Love your stuff...thanks for sharing!
    Third Grade All Stars

  7. I LOVE your Hello Kitty clipboard!
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Your projects came out great! You got so much stuff done this week! I made the hall pass too after being inspired! Would love for you to stop by my blog and check it out!

    Success in Second Grade

  9. Wow, you were busy this week! It all turned out great. I love that you could print on newspaper - how cool!


  10. Wow girl, you have been busy, but it paid off, because everything looks phenomenal!! I love it all!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  11. You have been so busy! I love all of your projects!

    3rd Grade Sprinkles

  12. I just have to tell you again, I love your blog name. It cracks me up every time I see it. Great projects, too! (:
    The Caffeinated Classroom

    1. Thanks so much! When I see your name, I always think of those "days" when I need to make a Sonic run during plan time to get through the rest of the day. :D

  13. I love the projects!!! I am your latest follower. I would love to have you come by and visit my blog!

  14. Wow! You were super busy! I love your Coke bottle holder! I'm also very impressed with your clipboard- I don't think I would be able to match up the design as well as you did!

  15. Hey Kelly
    I just saw your comment on my blog post. If you come back to my blog and give me your email address (I couldn't find it on here) I'll send you a freebie!
    The Caffeinated Classroom

  16. WOW! Everything looks AWESOME! :) I really like that you used duck tape on your clip board...I've seen people covering them with paper, but duck tape seems more practical and cheaper (since I'm not a scrapbooker & don't have cool paper laying around...sometimes special paper can be pricy). Thanks for the idea!

    Ramblings of a Deaf Ed Teacher's Mind...

  17. Wow! Go you! Everything looks fantastic! :)

  18. Grandpa, you've been very busy!
    So glad I found another great first grade blog to stalk.

  19. My goodness! You were a making DIY wild woman!!! I love the old coke crate. I have never seen a clipboard done with duct tape. I really like it!

    1st Grade with Miss Snowden

  20. Wow. You have been industrious. I love everything. Keep sharing you are inspiring me. Thanks.


  21. Wow you have been Busy with a capital B! Love the Coke crate even though I'm a Pepsi drinker!

    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe

  22. I love all the things you made with the cans! I am now going to have to stop buying syrup and only let my kids have the powder lol! I wish I had one of those Coke crates too - I will probably be combing flea markets now! Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

    1. Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I enjoyed every moment of crafting! :D

  23. I love that Coke crate! Now, I'm on a mission to find one :)
    New Adventures in First Grade

  24. I love all your colors!
    The Idea Backpack

  25. I am your newest follower!
    Thanks for sharing your creative projects.
    Drop by anytime :)

    Creekside Teacher Tales

  26. You have been busy! It all looks SO good!!

  27. Awesome projects....I'm currently working on my teacher toolbox too! I am nominating you for the Versatile Blogger award! I love your blog….thanks for sharing it with us! Drop by my blog to pick up your award and get the rules….:) ~Vicky