CANS and CONTAINERS:
I love saving cans! I used to cover all of my cans and containers for the classroom using cutesie contact paper. Then, I discovered Mod Podge! Oh.My.Goodness. My cans have taken on a whole new life! Cans+Mod Podge+ Scrapbook Paper=DIY CUTENESS! I made these cans (except the pencil can, that's contact paper) using pirate scrapbook paper! LOVE!
Step 1: Wash out empty veggie, bean, or soup cans. I also use washed out sour cream containers and doggie treat containers (btw, those are the best doggie treats ever!! They are from Costco!).
Step 2: Cut scrapbook paper to fit can or container.
Step 3: "Paint" Mod Podge onto the can or container.
Step 4: Carefully wrap the paper onto the can or container.
Step 5: "Paint" the paper, using the Mod Podge, smoothing out the paper when you can.
Step 6: Let dry! It always looks better/shinier after it dries!
It is definitely easier to create this using a can. When I have made it using sour cream containers, the paper tends to wrinkle, but I still love it! Try it both ways and see which one you like best!
I use these containers to hold pencils, pens, markers, games, counters, cut up letters, flashcards--the options are endless! Plus, they look so cute in the classroom!
|Game containers, made with contact paper|
These crates are all over the blogs and Pinterest! I made these and the students love them! We have a Pirate Theme in our classroom and this material was perfect for our theme!!
Have you made "crate chairs" for your classroom yet? You should! They are so fun!! :)
We have a WALLLLLLLLLL of cubbies in our classroom! We use them to hold manipulatives, games, whiteboards, storage, etc. This wall of "stuff" can look overwhelming. So, we created "cubby curtains" for our classroom. We put velcro on the curtains and the cubbies. Now, we can cover this wall! When we need access, we just lift the curtains. Love them!