Hey, everyone! I'm linking up with Tara today from 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It! This is my first time joining this linky and I'm very happy to share my projects with all you amazing teachers/artists/crafters out there. :)
During all my blog hopping and Pinterest perusing this summer, I came across the "Teacher Toolbox" that so many of you have made and shared pictures of. I thought it was a great way to get my desk organized and it didn't break the bank either. I got my toolbox, called a 22 Stack-On, from Lowe's for about $15 I believe. My hubby spray painted the outside black for me so it would match my labels better. The original blue was pretty but just didn't vibe with the colors on the labels. Here is it all finished!
I'm very pleased with how it turned out! I got the labels for FREE from TPT, can you believe it? Thanks so much to Kristen for being so generous! They're customizable and everything, so if you're interested, click HERE to check them out.
Do you remember the Bedazzler, ladies? I got one for a birthday or something when I was a kid and I remember I went crazy with that thing! I bedazzled everything I could get my hands on, except for my clothes, which my mother refused to let me bling out. I tried to explain to her that the whole point of a Bedazzler was to add some fun stuff to your jeans, but she wasn't buying it, lol. Barbie's wardrobe benefited most from my gift. :)
Anyway, to this day I love to embellish boring things with shiny or glittery components. I'm like a bug to a light that way, I suppose. I'm easily distracted by bling! When I started teaching a few years ago, I took a boring desk bell and used some Mod Podge and tiny rhinestones to make it gorgeous. After two years, I've only had 2 jewels fall off, and I replaced the missing ones this week. Here's my bedazzled bell!
I went into my room today and got a lot done with the help of the hubby. (Thanks for doing all the heavy lifting, babe! <3) Tomorrow I'll be back to announce my giveaway, so make sure you check back to get yourself entered to win some goodies!