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. 


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7 comments:

  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

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  2. I'm your newest follower! What an adorable blog you have. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!! Feel free to check our my blog and pick up the award!

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  3. 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.

    Shanell

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

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

    April
    Wolfelicious

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

    Erica
    Sprinkles to Kindergarten
    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

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  7. 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!

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