I have seen these popping up on my pinterest feed. A colleague made one a few years ago, and I love it. These toolboxes are a great way to put a lot of your supplies in one place. If you are like me, you have supplies in drawers, cups, bins, and well.....just all over your desk!
Well I bought my box Sunday night, and I fixed it all up that night.
I bought the box from Lowes. At our home depot, you could only order them online. I got the 39 drawer unit. There was also an 18 and 22 unit (they were out of the 22). I have a lot of stuff, so I went with the 39. It was less than $20.
There are labels you can buy from teachers pay teachers, but I had some time, so I went ahead and created what I needed myself. I found a great blog where a teacher posted her box. Mrs. Rojas blogspot is a great source. She also provided a link to her free labels. I borrowed hers, and then created the rest of what I needed. Here is a link to a google doc with my labels. Due to font issues, the google doc does not have the same font I used, but the boxes are the correct sizes. You can change up the font and the labels, and make it your own.
I printed my labels on colored cardstock. I then used some decorative edge scissors and cut them out. I used the template of the boxes and cut colored boxes from different scrapbook paper.
Putting it together:
Before I taped the labels down, I created a pattern with my colored paper. I decided where I wanted my items, and I affixed the labels to the paper. I used double-sided tape and put my labels on the colored paper. After putting my labels on the colored paper, I then taped them to the drawers. I used double sided tape, and you cannot see the tape in the drawer. With all the drawers, I was able to have multiple drawers of the same thing.
I am so happy with how it turned out. Although, I don't like to spend a lot of summer time planning for the next year, I love to make crafts. This was a great project. I am ready to get it in my classroom and get all the drawers filled. I know it will keep my desk clutter free. (Well I can hope)!
Happy toolbox making!