04 July 2012

Teacher Bucket

I'm joining up with Tara again at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made-It.  It's not actually Monday, but I did make something!  Well kinda, if you call adding a bit of velcro making something.  Actually it was probably the simplest thing I've made yet, and it will be super useful in my classroom.  It's a teacher bucket:

I had seen the pic below on Pinterest, but it didn't have a working link, not sure who to give credit to.   I liked the idea a whole lot, but I noticed that the bucket used was one of those really large Home Depot buckets.

I really needed a smaller version for my classroom.  I don't have a desk, so I thought a smaller version would work well by my computer or at my teaching table.  So, with a few inexpensive supplies from Hobby Lobby, my bucket was complete!  I bought a plain bucket from the party section, a craft tote for $6.99, and some sticky back velcro.  The totes came in other colors as well. I know I saw black and white and a pink one for sure.

I simply put velcro on the outside of the bucket and on the inside edge of the craft tote.  Velcro together and you're done.  The tote does have handles, I went ahead and cut those off, so I could use the handle on the bucket.  The velcro holds really well!  I tried to adjust it, and could barely unvelcro it to adjust it, so it will hold nicely.

Here's the finished bucket. 


  1. Love how your supply tote turned out! It will come in so handy!! I love my pink one:) Thanks so much for linking up:) Hope you can come back next week!! Happy 4th!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. I'm going to try to make this.Great blog, I'm your newest follower. Please check out my blog if you have time. Calling Plays in the 2nd grade.


  3. Thanks Lara!!! It was super sweet of you to think of me for the blogger award.

  4. Love the teacher bucket! I am your newest follower!


  5. Very cute! I am a TX teacher too! I am your newest follower.

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  6. That turned out really cute! I am not going to have a desk next year for the first time, so I appreciate the tip!

    Delighted in Second
    Hope you will join my $20 TPT gift certificate giveaway!