Michael's Craft Store contacted me a little while ago about participating in their back to school Create2Educate Sweepstakes program! I was thrilled to have the chance to be involved!
The projects that I planned were all centered around the the idea of cute and functional storage!
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Projects 1 & 2
Step 1: I found these two storage pieces made by Recollections - I got the Desktop Marker Organizer and the Desktop Carousel. Both came plain white and the Marker Organizer was in a box which did required some assembly.
(Luckily, I delegated that part to my husband.)
Step 2: I used colorful scrapbook paper to match my rainbow themed classroom. Before I could Modge Podge the paper on, I had to remove all the hardware, sand down the rough edges, and then measure and cut each piece of paper how I wanted it.
Step 3: After waiting for the Modge Podge to dry, I sanded down the edges of the paper so they fit on just right, then applied one more layer of Modge Podge.
Step 4: The last step was putting all the hardware back on. Which, of course, my sweet husband did for me!
Here are what the two finished projects look like:
I love the color combos! They are so cute and fun and will look great in my classroom. I love that they will help me stay organized and will give me more space for all my little teaching supplies!
This project was also another way to bring in some cute, colorful and functional storage into my classroom.
Step 1: Buy 4 extra large sized mason jars, buy the chalkboard stickers, buy a chalkboard marker, buy black spray paint to paint the lids of the mason jars, and buy some cute and colorful ribbon.
Step 2: I used the black spray paint to paint the tops of the mason jars so they'd match with the chalkboard labels. Then I easily attached the sticker chalkboard labels, and used the chalkboard marker to label each jar.
Step 3: I filled each jar up with some of the school supplies I use the most and tied a colorful piece of ribbon around each one.
What I love most about this project is that it's not only organizing my school supplies, but it's also going to provide some cute classroom decor for my countertops!
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