Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Organizing the New Office One Basket at a Time

I go to the Dollar Tree quite a bit.  As a teacher you find a ton of things you can use in your classroom.  I happened to see these a few weeks ago and I knew I could do something with them.

 I decided to drill holes in them and sand them down.

 Then I painted them with chalkboard paint.  I used three coats on the front and the back.

 Then I used jute string .........

 ...and prepared them for my office.

I had some cute baskets that I plan on filling with supplies soon.  I knew I needed to label them somehow.  I often change things around a lot, so permanent labels would not work.  I needed labels that I could erase a rewrite on if needed.  These are perfect and cute too!  Total cost including the baskets = $5.99 per basket (Ross), $1.00 package of wooden flowers (Dollar Tree), and $3.99 chalkboard paint (Fred Meyer).  Grand total = $22.96.

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