Friday, August 13, 2010

School Supply Organizer.

I saw this idea awhile back but only realized how handy it would be this week with the start of our homeschool year.

I scoured my pantry for some usable boxes that would fit my needs and this is what I came up with.
I cut all the tops of the boxes off. Except for the Frosted Cheerios one.
For the Frosted Cheerios I cut down one of the long sides of the box and taped up the opening of the box with duct tape.

Then on 2 of the smaller boxes I cut them at an angle, kinda of like you would see for a magazine holder.

Then I broke out the contact paper and started wrapping each box. I cut a small cut in the corners so that folding the contact paper around the boxes was smoother.

Then I stapled the boxes together and even used some duct tape on the bottom of the boxes to give it a little more support. Viola! A homeschool supply organizer that cost next to nothing and functions exactly how I wanted it too.
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I added a smaller box on the left side as an after thought for erasers and the pencil grips that my kids use while working on their handwriting. I didn't like the idea of having to dig around in the bigger boxes for erasers and the grips everyday. 

Now I'm thinking I could make a slightly different version of this for hair things, like blow dryers and brushes and maybe even make one for all things make up.


Leisha said...

LOVE THIS!!! I am already thinking....what boxes can I recycle???

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Where did you find that cute contact paper? Have I just not been shopping for contact paper in a long time? Clever, thrifty, and organized!

Jessica G said...

Leisha, the stiffer or thicker the better for picking out boxes!

Sweet Bee, I found it on the bottom shelf at the local WalMart. It was either red and white, or lime green and yellow stripes. Or just plain colors. I hadn't even given contact paper a thought in years and was pleasently surprised to find they had some pretty choices.