Monday, June 10, 2013

The Teacher Toolbox How-To for Dummies

WOOHOO!  I did it!  We are linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for a little Monday Made It fun.  Get in on the action and tell us what you've been up to!

Now, I know I'm a year behind on this.  And I know yall whipped this little toolbox up in an hour.  What yall might not know is that I am the most craftily challenged teacher there ever lived.  Ever. It's sad.  Soooo, I thought I'd post the "Teacher Toolbox for Dummies" how-to guide.

Step One:
Buy the toolbox from Home Depot.  Click {here} to see the one I bought.  Not bad for $16!
Step Two:
Take out all of the drawers and spray paint that baby whatever color you want.  We had black on hand so that's what I used.

Step Three:
Go to the UH-MAZING blog Create, Teach, Share and download Rebecca's Toolbox labels.  In my book, Rebecca is an absolute genius and my teacher hero.  I can't tell you how many hours it would've taken me to size the boxes.

Step Four:
Print the word doc on your pretty paper.  I got mine from Michaels for 59 cents!  Depending of which size paper you choose, you may have to trim it down to fit your printer.

Step Five:
Cut out your labels and glue them to the inside of your drawers.  I used Crystal Clear Tacky Spray from Michaels.  This stuff rocks!  You will want to use gloves with it, but it was so easy to use.  It dries clear and can be peeled off if you make a mistake.

Step Six:
Stand back and marvel at your organizational prowess!!

Just call me Martha Stewart!  But don't ;)


  1. Oh, I don't know...your toolbox does look a bit Martha-ish! I think we could call you Martha! :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. I love this! I will definitely be adding this project to my summer to-do list! :)

  3. That is the most awesome teacher toolkit! Well thanks a lot - one more thing I have to add to my summer to-do list now!
    Maybe I've been under a rock but I've not seen that idea before!
    Love it!
    Whimsy Workshop