I've been busy...look what I've made!

I've had a busy couple days here crafting away! I've been trying to consolidate my stuff as much as possible, moving everything every year made me realize I needed a lot less than I have. So I've been revamping organization as well as creating some new things to go along with my color scheme for next year...here's a look at what I've been up to....

I love this banner I made, got the fabric at Walmart for a dollar a yard, I only bought half yard of each so it cost me a total of $2.00 plus the ribbon for a dollar at the dollar tree, and then heatbond to hold it together $3.00 - total project $6.00, the colors are a lot brighter in person!

I had quite a bit of fabric left over even after making two 5 yard long banners, and I had these pillows from my reading center I wanted to match...
So I covered them with the green, pink and black, then made a small pillow with the patterned fabric, check them out......
Again, LOVE - though my son is telling me it's a little to girly and I need to find a boyish print to add as well!

I got on the organizer bin band wagon and made these....
You might remember my previous post with all the 5 drawer sterilite bins, I've condensed eight five drawer units into these two organizers, and I have the boxes they came in to move them so all my little goodies don't go falling out everywhere like they did when we moved a few weeks ago! I am going to use the drawers I replaced around the house!

The spray paint was a little bit of a pain, I am sure I got a bad can, it kept dripping out like water and wasn't covering at all so I had to go back and get more! 2nd can worked like a charm and within an hour they looked great!!
I got green scrapbook paper in 2 patterns from Michaels (on sale 5 sheets for a dollar) and used glue dots to put them in the drawers, I printed theses lovely labels, but ran out of ink so alas some of the drawers are still blank!

Finally I wanted to spruce up my clipboards like everyone else, so here they are.....
modge podge is still drying! I spray painted the edges first then modge podges on the paper in fun animal prints and my colors!! (My daughter picked it out - again Michaels has a big sale on scrapbook paper right now-I got a 25 pack of animal prints in 5 different colors for $3.00)

OH, and did you notice the little feet on top of the organizers up there.......I had to get to Kohl's right away
and pick up a new reading buddy, I love Skippy Jon Jones, and so will my students :) Happy Saturday everyone!


  1. Oh wow you have been busy! I'm thinking about making the storage bins too! Especially since I'll be co-teaching, it would be nice to have my own stuff in the other teacher's room.

  2. Wow! You have been busy! Everything looks so great...I LOVE the idea of the fabric banner and matching pillows!

    First Grade Magic

  3. I'm with Megan! The banner & matching pillows are going to look darling together!! I love it! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Everything looks great! I just got a toolbox today. I can't decide what to do with it. You've made me want to get to work! :D

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  5. Love your toolbox! I just finished mine this week. I can't wait to fill it up.

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  6. Very cute! Love it all! I made one of the storage bins too, and the spraypainting was a nightmare! Mine didn't turn out nearly as cute as yours!

    Down Under Teacher

  7. Oh my goodness - you are a crafty one, aren't you? Why didn't you move closer to me?!?! ;)

    Hope to see you at the meet-up {no pressure! ;)

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  8. Holly, I really really really really want to be at the meet up but I don't think it's going to happen :(

  9. Wow! Your stuff looks awesome! I want to make some pillows for my reading area too - thanks for the inspiration!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  10. You got a lot done! Very inspiring! Everything turned out great! I am giving away a $20 TPT gift certificate. Come visit and enter to win! :)

    Delighted in Second


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