Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Made it Monday




I'm very excited to be linking up for the first time with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It! Yay! I started blogging last Saturday and left for vacation on Sunday~very tricky! I've been busy with a few projects-take a peek!


Project #1: Customized Binder Clips

I was inspired for this project by a teacher catalog-I knew I could make them for less and I wanted to customize them for my classroom.




I bought the assorted colored binder clips at Office Depot and used clear labels (return address/80 count). I made the first set for my organization soul mate, Amber, but after a couple of hours the clear label was starting to lift. The consistency of the label wouldn't adhere to the metal. Don't worry, I have other labels!


Binder Clips......Take Two:



I used the white return address/80 count labels for these. I also plan to buy some additional clips for subject areas as well. While making these clips, I thought these would be perfect for a substitute! All subjects would be clearly labeled and if you're planning more than a one day absence, the days would be labeled as well. All that organized cuteness for a little over $3!


Project #2: Treat Jar




My plastic treat containers were several years old and no matter how hard I tried to clean them, they just looked dingy. So...I made a trip to Target and found these glass, screw-lid containers. I made a scalloped label for each container-the chocolate one says, "Mrs. Miller's Treats". I don't have a picture of this one because unfortunately it's empty. :( 

Project #3: Happy Teacher Box

This project idea came from Jena Snowden from 1st Grade with Miss Snowden. Here is the finished project to give to my teacher friends. All the goodies were purchased at Target, Office Depot, Dollar Tree, and Walmart. The boxes were purchased at Hobby Lobby. Scroll down to see close up pictures.

  






Pink theme and blue theme.
Included in kit: timer, book rings, gum, push pins, staples, paper clips, post-its, rubber stamp, binder clips, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and Dove chocolates.



Project #4: Sharp and Dull Pencil Buckets

I posted labels for these buckets on an earlier post, but I just got around to sharpening all those pencils and finishing my own buckets. I also made them for my children's teachers~it makes a nice welcome back to school gift. The polka dots were made with white contact paper and a circle hole punch. I tied ribbon around the handles to finish it off.




  
  

Let me know what you think! Leave a post if you have a comment, question, or other use for these projects!

22 comments:

  1. Joanne, I know you hear it all the time, but you are simply amazing! THANK YOU so much for making us the customized binder clips and for saving us money on those expensive ones we saw in a catalog. I am a little bit of an organizational freak so they are just perfect! Plus, the best part is that you can customize the titles to meet your own needs. Love you, Amber (still coming up anonymous- Ugh!)

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    1. You're welcome! And thank you for your sweet words!

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  2. Your teacher friends will be very blessed. What a sweet and thoughtful idea!

    Kelly
    Teaching Fourth

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  3. Love your happy teacher boxes and those binder clips...definitely pinning them!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade
    Don’t forget to check out My Summer in Pictures Linky Party

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    1. Thanks Brandi for pinning my clips! I'm heading over to your linky party!

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  4. LOVE your idea of customizing the clips for a sub! Great thinking!

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  5. As always, adorable and efficient! With the clips, I did a similar thing where I used a color for each day of the week, but across the top also wrote the subject. When Ben was born, I was out until October and this made things so much easier for my sub. She knew each day what color to look for and then could grab the subject at a quick grab. I didn't use those colors for anything else. Also, for those who can only find the white or black clips, you can use different color pens on the labels to continue organization. One year, I even printed the labels for a teacher friend with her symbols (she taught self-contained) on them for student consistency. Keep the ideas coming!!! My brain needed this jumpstart! :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing Michele! I like the color labels for all of us teachers who have a ton of the black clips!I'm glad to know they will be helpful for a sub-got the idea when I was making them.

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  6. I love all your projects! Too cute...:) I am really wanting to make one of those happy teacher boxes I keep seeing everywhere! Thanks for sharing!

    Vicky
    Keep Calm & Imagine

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  7. I want everything you made! I found you on Made it Monday linky!
    I am having a 300 follower giveaway with lots of goodies, so be sure to stop by my blog
    Layla

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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  8. I wish I was on your team:) What an awesome way to welcome our teaching buddies back to school. Thanks for the ideas!
    Carrie
    The Common Core Classroom
    Don't forget to check out my giveaway!

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  9. Everything looks fantastic!!
    Elizabeth

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  10. Wow, you were busy! Everything looks so lovely, great job! :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  11. Joanne your ideas are fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing and thank you again for my place value worm :) You should post that!!!!!

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    1. You're welcome! I think that's a good idea! You could be my testimonial! :)

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  12. Your "made its" are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing!! I love the idea of the binder clips and appreciate the tip on the right kind of labels. What an awesome way to organize for a sub! And, the teacher kits are adorable..what a lucky team you have! I'm your newest follower & would love for you to stop by & visit :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  13. thanks for stopping by!
    I love the binder clips for substitutes--that would save me writing on a million post-its!

    Carrie :)
    The First Grade Derby

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  14. Those binder clips are such a neat idea!!! It would definitely save a TON of sticky notes!!

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

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  15. Love all your crafts! The binder clips will be very useful and were really inexpensive to make! I am your newest follower. I am new to blogging myself. Come on over to owlroom.blogspot.com and follow me! =)

    Susan

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  16. Great Crafts! wow .. So happy to be your newest follower! I'm going to have to look for that blazer lol. I love lauren conrad!!

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  17. LOVE your binder clips! Dumb question...what do you use to attach your labels to the tin cans? Yours seem to be on so tight and mine always fall off!?!?!

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  18. Actually the black ones are from Hobby Lobby and the pink are from Target. The Target ones aren't sticking as well. I think if you wipe them first the label will adhere better. The dots are actually contact paper and stick very well.

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