Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday Made It - July 13th
This has been the summer of MOD PODGE!

Pencil Bins  
I'll be using these for each table/group to keep their pencils. I printed the labels and Mod Podged (is that a verb?) them to the inside so they'll last! The font is KG Second Chances Solid and the pencils and grey pencil bins are from Target's Dollar Spot (my second home).

Crayon Organizer
LOVE! I was inspired by this
post by Going Nutty! with Miss Squirrels. I love how she put contrasting colors in the same drawers so they're easily distinguishable. Her whole supply setup is perfection.

Grab the labels I created 
HERE  for free! 
DIY Calendar
I found calendars, two in a pack, at Target for a $1! Although really cute, they didn't match my color scheme (teal, yellow, grey) so they needed a makeover. Luckily, the border is grey so I just had to remove the top.

I cut the days of the week off across the top. Flipped the cut piece, so the white part faced out, and taped to the back. I then used Mod Podge to glue my own design to it. I let them dry and then cut out the visible white parts (step 4) and then applied another coat of sealer. After they dried, I stacked heavy books to flatten the calendar completely (the glue causes the paper to bow a bit as it dries).
I love how it turned out! 
 It's been a crafty summer!

I can't wait to see everyone else's ideas and crafts that linked up!


  1. I love all of your projects. How large is the calendar?

    My Bright Blue House

    1. The original is around 22x17. It's your average classroom calendar.

  2. I love all of your projects as well! The crayon organizer is quite witty - to mix contrasting colors to make it easier to find the color crayon needed! And the pencil holder for the tables! I love that!

    Take Me To Third Grade

  3. have taught every single grade level from K all the way up to 5th. I'm now with the big kids and I am LOVING the idea of mixing the crayons for storage. I am doing this! I don't know why after 18 years of teaching I didn't already think of this myself. Thanks for sharing!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. I know right. I'm obsessed with it. No more junk crayon drawer!

  4. So many cute ideas. I love your table containers. I used similar ones to help my students keep our classroom supplies sorted by colour. Thanks for sharing :)

    @ Wiley Teaching

  5. teal yellow and gray is SUCH a fun color combo!

    Those pencil baskets are ingenious :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  6. Hi!
    I found you through the Little Fish linky. Love the pencil and crayon organization idea. I also love your calendar colors. I made mine last year yellow and grey too. Great color choice!

    Team J's Second Grade Fun

    1. Thank you! Heading over to check your blog out now ;)