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.