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June 15, 2017

Monday Made It Is Back!

Hello Friends!
I am so excited that Tara from 4th Grade Frolics is bringing Monday Made It back this summer! 
I LOVE linking up and showing you what I have been up to.
Let's jump right in!
I made this fun toolbox for my friend!  She bought the toolbox from Lowe's and I painted & created all the labels.

Here is this one on Amazon. (affiliate link)
Follow the link and you can see different styles!

I LOVE the way her toolbox turned out! So my ...
is my HUGE toolbox! I completely redid mine! Mine came from Lowe's, too.  
Grab the labels here:
Toolbox Labels To Match Any Decor!
This one is a tip for displaying your student's work in the classroom or in the hall!
Display Clips!
Binder clips work GREAT!!!
I made my clips for next year to match my Camping/Woodland Animal Theme!

The BEST tip I can give you one this project is to check the clips on a piece of paper before you glue.  Last year, I glued them without checking and some were loose. Also, check the dollar stores for these clips.  I got 20 in a pack for $1.  Sometimes at Dollar Tree you can find some decorative clips, too! I like to use these in the classroom because the kids take care of them!

In the hall, I use my ribbon clips.
I just made these, too!
Here is how I make them:
1. I cut the ribbon 3" long.
2. I loop it through one silver handle.
3. I hot glue the ends together.
So easy!
You can either hot glue them to your spot, use a thumbtack, or staple the ribbon. 
For my last project I repainted my keys! I LOVE doing this and it really helps you find the right one quick! I am sure I saw it on Pinterest, but I have no idea which pin it was.

Here are the steps:
1. Clean your keys. (I had to remove the old color)
2. Paint a few layers of your favorite color of nail polish on both sides.
3. OPTIONAL: I added a layer of glitter polish.
4. Seal it with a clear top coat or spray with lacquer.
*I painted mine on a day I did not need to go anywhere and I was able to give the layers time to dry. If you have a spare set of keys that would work, too!
**The last time I did this, it lasted for years!

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We can't wait to see what other teachers are up to!
Happy Creating!


  1. Oh My! I love the clip idea....but that huge toolbox....YOU are my idol!! I need one just like it!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Teaching at the Beach

    1. Dee,
      Thank you! I love my toolbox and I am sure you would love one, too! They are so handy! Thanks so much for stopping by! 😃

  2. What fun and useful ideas!! I made a toolbox last year out of an old card catalog but I want to make one with some smaller boxes!

    1. Tessa,
      I would love to see your toolbox. I love old card catalogs! 😃 Tag me in a picture if you have one.

  3. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing and linking up:)

  4. I keep seeing these awesome tool boxes. I might have to make one myself this summer.

    1. You will love it! I have used mine for a few years and it is so handy! 😃 I love my new design. Tag me in a picture of your toolbox when you make it.

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    1. Thank you, Pam! I will visit 😃 Glad you stopped by!

  6. I absolutely love my teacher toolbox! I have no idea how I ever survived without one. I am loving your labels!

    1. Thank you, Lori! I have loved my toolbox over the years but it needed new labels. I am so excited about how they turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by, come back soon!

  7. I loved everything but I'm amazed with the keys - I've heard of using nail polish but never knew they could look so good! Thanks for sharing a picture - your keys look fabulous!

    1. Lisa,
      Thanks so much for stopping by! I love the keys, too! I never have to fiddle with them to find the right one. It is such a win! Plus, I can tell my kiddos what color key to use when they need them. So handy!


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