Make your own teacher toolbox!
Sometimes I wonder how I ever taught without Pinterest. LOL It has really become the “go to” place for finding ideas & inspiration!
So I kept seeing ideas for creating a “teacher toolbox” to house all of the tools teachers use on a daily basis like tacks, expos, tape, etc. I found the perfect 22 drawer organizer at Lowes…..well perfect except for one thing–it was a boring gray color.
So I proceeded to spray paint it a bright blue. Then I decided the blue didn’t quite match my classroom decor, so I proceeded to repaint the whole thing black. Yeah…I like my things to match. 🙂
The next step was deciding how to create labels for the outside of the box. After considering scrapbook paper, fabric, and paint…..I finally decided on contact paper. I had a lot of left over colored contact paper from another project I had been working on (involving ugly white pipes on the wall of my classroom but that’s another story entirely). Colored contact paper has become my new favorite thing! I have a feeling it is going to be making several appearances in my classroom this year.