Sunday, July 22, 2012

DIY toolbox & linky!

Hey bloggers!

I completed another DIY project this week! I finally got around to making my teacher toolbox...and I LOVE it!
I purchased the toolbox at Menards. Then I just used scrapbook paper & packing tape! I printed my labels on clear labels so that it wouldn't block any of my cute paper! I ended up leaving a few blank...I'm sure once school starts and I put things in it, I'll think of other labels to make.

My husband decided that he wanted one too. He went with me to pick out his toolbox and then picked out the paper too. I don't think his will have any labels on it...they would distract from the cute drawers! He's a junior high social studies teacher :)

I'm also joining in on another linky party! I love linkies. This one is hosted by Grade Three is the Place for Me.
    1.  Where do you live?
I live in Illinois.
    2.  What is your current teaching position?
I currently teach 1st grade.
    3.  What is your teaching experience?
This will be my 3rd year teaching.
    4.  When did you start blogging?
I started blogging in January about 7 months ago.
    5.  A blogging tip or resource?
Be active! Don't expect followers to just find you...go looking for them! Comment on other blogs, give feedback, and join linkies! Get yourself out there :)

I'm working on a few items for back to school...can you believe it's already creeping up on us?! I go back in a month! Wow. I'm excited to get back into my room though. I got word from my principal a few days ago that the rooms are officially done being cleaned so I'm going to head in tomorrow to start putting things back in place! There's a link to my TpT & TNbook stores on the top right of my page if you want to check out my items! :)

Hope you're having a great weekend!!


  1. I am just soooo jealous of your toolbox. We don't have anything available in our shops like that (Australia). Great idea to print on the clear labels as well. Off to have a peek around your blog...

    ✿ Judith
    teaching with J

    1. Really?! That's too bad. It's just a toolbox that I found at a hardware store. I think it's made to hold nails & screws & stuff...but it looks much better holding paper clips & post-its! haha. Maybe you could check on-line!...though I don't know what shipping charges are like to Australia. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. I made a teacher's toolbox last spring and now I've changed my room decorations, so I'm going to have to redo it! haha
    I also teach 1st grade and live in IL! I hope you will follow my blog and "Like" my Facebook page!
    You're getting close to 100 followers!!

    First with Franklin

    1. Hmm, I didn't think about that. Haha. I guess I'll just always have to have some polka dots in my room! least for awhile anyway! :)

  3. I love how your toolbox came out & your husband's too!! I just made one for this year too & can't wait to be more organized. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Good advice. Your toolbox looks great.
    The Idea Backpack

  5. Here's a happy hello to blogging. It's so fun.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  6. Love your toolbox! It turned out great! I think I may have to make one of those...super cute.

    I found your blog via the newbie blog hop. I'm a fellow 1st grade teacher as well! If you get a chance, I would love it if you stopped by my blog sometime!

    Crazy Daze in First Grade

  7. I found your blog through the Newbie Blog Hop. I love your DIY project. I've bee thinking about doing that myself. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by my blog First Grade and Fearless to pick it up!

  8. Hi Cait,
    I found your blog through the Newbie Blog Hop and I LOVE it! I nominated you for the Liebster award. The Liebster award is an award for newbies with less than 200 followers. When you get a chance check out my blog for details and to grab the award! See you there!
    Laugh Live Love Learn

  9. The blog hop helped me find you.I'm your newest follower. if you get a chance please visit my blog @ Calling Plays in 2nd Grade.

  10. Just found your blog. I just spray painted my toolbox tonight. Trying to get stuff off of my to do list~

  11. So excited to find you on the blog hop! I am definitely wanting to make one of those toolkits! :)
    I am your newest follower.
    Learning 4 Keeps

  12. Love your blog! I am currently working on my tool box! I nominated you for an award. Head over to my blog to get it!

  13. I just found your blog through the Blog Hop!I absolutely love all the flowers!! I'm your newest follower & a fellow first grade teacher.Please stop by and visit sometime...oh, and I'm having a giveaway ! :)

    First Grade Fairytales


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