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Made It Monday ~~My Teacher Toolbox!

So-- I was super inspired last week by the posts of bloggers who made teacher toolboxes as inspired by Pinterest. Truth be told, I myself had pinned the teacher toolbox....but just had never gotten around to actually doing it!

Well, last Monday's stalking of everyone elses "Made Its" got me moving...

I found my toolbox at Lowe's (on sale for $16.99! Woohoo!), and loaded up on scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby & headed home. (Sorry for the blurry pic).  I left the toolbox navy blue since it fits perfectly with my new color scheme, & printed my labels on a light blue paisley scrapbook paper. The papers I chose fit in my color palette, but are a calmer hue than my new labels.That's perfect, because this little baby is going to be living on my desk....and I certainly want it to be calm there!

I've got to give credit where credit is looks like Create*Teach*Share was the originator of this wonderful idea (& the home of my original pin). I also have to thank Lessons with Laughter & Mechele at Barrow's Hodgpodge to giving me the inspiration to actually get up and do it! 

I can't wait to get back into my classroom so I can clear stuff out of my desk & load this baby up! I'm excited about how this is going to help me get organized next year! 
Now off to check out all the other Made Its & see what everyone else has been up to! Why don't you join me?


  1. Love it Brenda:) That was the first project I made.....we even did it before school was out so mine is loaded and ready for next year:))) Thanks for linking up:)

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  2. We had the same idea!! Yours turned out great :)

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  3. It turned out great! This is on my {long} list of things to do! Thank you for sharing!
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  4. Just waiting to paint mine! Got the paper all ready to go!! :) Yours is very cute!

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  5. I just went to my classroom over the weekend to pick mine up. Now... I just need to figure out what color I want them.

  6. Brenda, I love this and want to make one. I have seen lots of people making them but I am not sure where to get the toolbox. I looked at Wal-Mart and Target. Where did you get yours?

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    1. I got mine at Lowe's ...I bet they'd have them at any home improvement store.

  7. Love it! It turned out great. I want to make one now! :-)

  8. Hi, Brenda!
    I've had one of these toolboxes for about 8 years, now. It just didn't have a fancy name or cool labels! Looks like I need to spiff mine up a bit! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi, Beth! It was super easy-- I just cut scrapbook paper to fit the fronts. The colors will make me just a little bit happier! lol

    2. Brenda,
      I went and bought a new box at Lowes! Yours has more drawers than mine and is wide enough for a roll of tape, unlike my old one. Now...colored paper is next on the list. Great seeing you on Sunday!

    3. That's awesome! So, I guess your next stop is Hobby Lobby! lol Have fun making it!

  9. Cute!! I love it. I would love to have one of these, but I have absolutely no place in my classroom to put it!! Great job!

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  10. I love it, so organized and you can see where everything is. Where in Lowe's did you find it? I want to make one, I need better organization. Thanks for sharing.


  11. It came out great! I am wanting to redo mine 'cause it isn't quite the way I want it yet.
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  12. This turned out nice :) I made the same thing this week. Great minds :)

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  13. Oh my gosh, I love it!! I keep going back and seeing the green/blue themed tool box and tell myself, "I need to make this." But, I can never find time nor can I find the toolbox!! But, I absolutely love the way you did yours.

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  14. Too cute. I keep seeing these and I may have to just make one for my class.

  15. I love it! I have pinned it on Pinterest as well. I hope it helps you stay organized.

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