Monday, August 6, 2012

Turn That Trash Into Back To School Treasures

Hi friends. This is Heidi from My (Not So) Elementary Life. I am here today to share some fun and functional pins for back to school.
I love taking things that could just be thrown away and making them into something new. A lot of the things that I pin come back to this concept. I am going to share a few of my recent favorites with you today.
Take Crystal Light Containers and Modge Podge some paper on them, add a magnet or some other hanging device, and use them to hold writing utensils.

Use glass mason jars and paint the inside of them to match the color of crayon they are going to hold. Could also me done with plastic containers.
Source: via Heidi on Pinterest
Use old paint cans or peanut cans and attach scrapbook paper to create a cute canisters for holding school supplies.
Use the big plastic cups you can get from Walmart and attach pegs to them to be used as hanging writing instrument holders on a pegboard

Use socks as white board erasers and put the marker inside the sock so there is not fighting over the color they get

My favorite Trash To Treasure: Take a tissue box and create a monster or some other “creature” out of it and then use it as a Tattle Monster… I plan on creating this, but making it into something else. I will most definitely be back to share with you in the near future
I LOVE taking things that you would ordinarily throw away and turning them into something that I can use. I am thrifty so the cheaper the better Smile 

I will leave you with a few signs for classroom d├ęcor that I love:

I hope that you all have a great start to the school year and that this year is AMAZING!!!

1 comment:

  1. I like how everything you pinned can be made with regularly discarded items! I have my kids use socks as erasers too and store their dry erase markers in them and keep them in their chair pockets. I like the idea of storing them this way though so they can't argue over color because lord knows, they DO argue over them!! lol

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First


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