I am so excited to show you what I made last week! We have seen these ALL over Pinterest, and I have been procrastinating all summer on making one. Layla and I decided to have a craft/blog date that turned into 6+ hours of doing "teachery" things! :)
Let me show you the finished product first!
I made the white one, and I bought my storage box from the Container Store. It has 20 little drawers and 6 big ones. Layla made the larger, blue box, and she got hers from Lowe's. We decided that the one she made might be the better option because all of the storage boxes are large and would be more useful. Here is the process of how I made the the little signs for the drawers...
I am doing a polka dot theme in my class this year. I bought some colorful polka dot scrapbook paper and made little squares labels on the computer. It actually took a long time to make sure the size of the print, box, and polka dot paper looked right on each drawer. I don't know of a quicker way besides printing off the little drawer labels and testing out the size.
Once I printed, glued, and laminated the drawer labels, I laid them out to see where each one would go on the box. Then I velcroed each label to the outside of the drawer. I have seen most people place the labels on the inside of the drawer, but I wanted them to be velcroed so I could change them out if I need something different in the drawers.
Close up of the small drawers.
Here is a picture of Layla and I enjoying our crafting afternoon! I think at this point we were trying to make the labels for our little drawers...
Head over to 4th Grade Frolics to see what everyone made for Made it Monday!