Monday Made It!! I'm Finally in the club!

I did it! I did it! I finally made one of those fancy schmancy teacher tool boxes that are all over pinterest. So, I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!

I don't have a lot of time for being crafty (and I'm not the most crafty person either....well I'm crafty as in sneaky but not crafty like scrapbook and modpodge crafty). BUT I just had to have one of these tool boxes, so I put it on my summer to do list and what do you know??? I actually got it done.  I can rest easy now and if the rest of my to do list doesn't get done, at least I can say I did this!

So, here she is before:

And here she is after!
I got the black and white labels from Lady Bug's Teacher Files and they were a freebie!!

And then I just used scrap book paper that I cut to fit the inside. Now in that before picture you can see the bottle of mod podge I planned on using to secure the scrap book paper, but GASP I've never used it before and I chickened out.  I ended up using clear double sided tape. It still worked  out great and you can't see the tape at all.

I am in love with this thing and I can't wait to start putting stuff in it! I think I even want to make one for at home!

I also picked up these great Birthday Awards from Michael's at their Dollar Days sale!

AND last but not least I finished my Important Book of Traditions and Celebrations.  It's a template based on The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. Click on the image to visit my store and see more about this product!

Now, any suggestions for another simple Monday Made It craft you think I can handle? I'm feeling all empowered and ready to mod podge the heck out of something.


  1. I used Mod Podge this weekend for the first time really and ended up going crazy and making 8 things! It's not so bad lol.

    Literacy Spark

  2. Way cute!!! I need one of these in my classroom. I love your blog! I am a second grade teacher too! If you get a chance come on over and check out my blog!!!


  3. Your toolbox is super duper cute!! Love the papers you chose!! :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  4. Hooray on the tool box! I just made mine a couple of weeks ago and used the same labels. Left the drawers clear though. Yours looks great!

    Teaching Little Miracles

  5. Your toolbox is very nice! You color choices are fantastic!

    Foreman Teaches

  6. I love the blue zebra paper! Super cute toolbox!

    1. They had green and pink zebra too! It was hard to choose!

  7. It looks AMAZING Heidi! You are so productive...we're only a week into our break! Can't wait to see how the classroom decor turns out for next year :)

    1. Thanks Kristin! It might seem like I'm productive, but that's about all I have done...we've spent a lot of time relaxing too and going to the splash pad. I'm already sad that a week is gone.

  8. Hello, Heidi!! I can't find your e-mail, but I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you and your fabulous blog for a Liebster Award! :) You have super ideas to share, and I wanted to give you a little recognition! You can learn more about it by clicking HERE!

    I can't wait to read your post! :)
    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

    1. Oh WOW What a surprise!! That's awesome! I'm off to check out your link.

  9. Beautiful, where I can buy a tool box like that? That size is perfect for my desk. Thanks :)