I Finally Made One... A Teacher Toolbox!

7/29/2013 / 14 comments
I am linking up with Tara for Monday Made It!

It has happened. I finally succumbed to making a teacher toolbox! I love looking at how lovely everyone's always turn out, but I always held back. Mostly because I hate spray painting (I am truly awful at it!) and also because I had these:
These are actually the tissue boxes my students used, but I cannot find the picture of the ones I have on my desk!! 

I love the all the colors and patterns they have, and they work great for the kids - mostly because each one holds one item. (Highlighters, pencils, markers...) I have 6 on my desk and they are stuffed to the brim! One has all my post-its and white outs, one has markers, sharpies, crayons and colored pencils, one has pens and pencils and so forth!

It is definitely not conducive to finding something quickly in a time crunch! (And aren't we always in a time crunch on school days?)

I figured I would try to bring my love for brights into my toolbox, so I went with multicolored labels.
Here is my new toolbox!

Sadly I have nothing to put in it yet, as I left all my supplies at school. I was sorely tempted to buy some new things at Walmart this week, but I am really trying to stick to my budget! Plus I have more than enough supplies awaiting me at school!
Now I am headed over to check out Tara's blog to see what everyone else has been up to creating this past week!

14 comments:

  1. This would free up so much drawer space! Turned out great!

    Lindsay
    For the Love of First Grade

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    1. Thanks, I really think it will help me find things a lot faster too!

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  2. You'll love it! It is my favorite thing in my classroom!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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    1. I bet it is! I can't wait until I can actually put my stuff ini it!! :)

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  3. I have had mine sitting on my craft table for 2 months now...I'm thinking tape instead of spray-painting...I love how yours turned out. I'll post it so you can have a look at it...

    www.elementaryexpediton.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Mine sat around for awhile too, partly because I hate spray painting but mostly due to humidity!! Tape sounds like a good alternative, I will definitely check it out!

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  4. Love it. Both you and your sis always make me want to run out and create something.
    Mels

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  5. You will love it! Mine saved me so many questions this year. Everyone knew right where to go. Loved it!

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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    1. I think it'll be great, now I just have to wait a month before I get to use it!!

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  6. Where did you buy the plastic organizer? I love this idea, thanks!!!

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    1. I got mine at Lowes - http://www.lowes.com/pd_354713-941-DSB-22-3_0__
      You're welcome! :)

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