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!