Monday Made It: Crayon Cans!

I LOVE Monday Made It!!! LOVE. I have been meaning to post this...all month..! I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics and her Linky!
 Have you seen these crayon cans? I have been wanting to make one for awhile. I am so glad I did! It's super easy, adorable and makes the perfect teacher gift!
Items you will need:
*empty, washed out can
*hot glue gun
*hot glue sticks
*something cute to put inside{optional}

Step 1: I made my crayon cans for a meet-up gift, so I purchased a bunch of cans! I actually used the small, thin cans of diced tomatoes (store brand). I washed them out, let them dry, and they were ready. 
 Step 2: I noticed that my cans were a little too tall, so I decided to add ribbon to the bottom of the can. You can pick any ribbon that matches. You don't see that much of it, but it does hide the bottom of the can!

Step 3: Make sure you have your glue gun plugged in and glue sticks took quite a bit of glue! Next, cut your ribbon to fit your can.

Step 4: Glue the ribbon to your can, in sections. If you try to glue it all at once, it will dry. So, just glue a few inches at a time.
Step 5:Before you glue your crayons on, you will want to line them up. This makes it easier to grab them. Plus, if you want them in a particular order, you would organize that here. How many crayons you need, will depend on the size of your can.
 Step 6: Add your crayons to the can. Start by adding a little bit of hot glue at a time...enough for about 3 crayons. After you add the crayons to the glue, press the crayons down. Continue adding crayons until the crayons meet back in the middle.

Step 7: Add something to the inside of the can! I added Starbursts to these cans, as a fun, little treat! But, I plan on using mine in my classroom as a pen/pencil holder! 

 I'm also going to make these crayon cans for our office staff, my grade level, and all of our new teachers as a "welcome back to school" gift! Are you going to make this fun, easy, quick little gift for yourself or someone else? You should! They are just too cute not to! 

What Happened to June? And a Sunday Smorgasboard Linky!

This post is going to be a little bit on the random side, so I decided to link up with Fabulous in First and her Sunday Smorgasbord Linky!

 How is it almost July?! June has truly passed me by...My last day of school (with students) was May 30. But, I had training/work in my classroom time until the 13th.
I wasn't sure what to expect with this training...But, it was really good! It was three days long. The first day was the toughest, by far, but then we really got into it! It helped that I had a great group to work with, and I can't wait to teach our unit on plants this Spring! 
 I think my face says it all! Don't worry! This TOTAL disaster is all cleaned up. We were given time in our classroom (we were given 9 furlough days we were lucky enough to spend some days cleaning/purging... 
Unfortunately, I have changed grades/classrooms way too much lately. So, I had boxes that I never unpacked!!!! YIKES, I know! But, now, they are all unpacked and I can't wait to share my classrooms pics this year! I can finally share behind my desk. HA!

So, like I said above, the first two weeks of June were still spent at work. The following week, My Molly went to heaven. She was a beautiful, loving, energetic dog and I adored her. She was my baby! 

I miss Molly soooo much, but I know she is watching over us and keeping us safe. 

A few days after Molly passed away, my grandpa passed away. :( He would have been 87 in July. 
My grandpa was such a kind, funny, easy-going, smart man. While growing up, we would either visit my grandparents in California or they would come and visit us in Idaho, in their motor home! I thought that was the coolest thing EVER! I loved their motor home. We would always play games or cards, eat snacks {or as my grandma says, "salties"!} and, of course, chat! It was always so much fun. 
As my grandparents got older, the motor home was no longer in the picture, but cards and salties still were! So many fun card game memories!
I also remember my grandpa's sense of humor! He could always make us laugh!!!
He will be missed my so, so many, but I know he is in a better place, probably playing cards!
 I love this picture of my grandparents! This was at their 50th Wedding Anniversary...15 years ago! Aren't they just the cutest?!

So, most of June has been spent at training, in my classroom, or grieving. I am hanging in there and ready to share my ideas! I've been working on a few products {one HUGE one that I can't wait to finish and share!!!}. I have about 5 blog posts swirling around in my head and I can't wait to share it all with you! 

Here's to a much calmer July! 
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