Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Made It Monday.. & Casting News!

Sadly, my tool box did not come in time to do my Monday Made It! Darn!

Hahaha, as I was typing that at 5:30pm, the delivery man knocked on my door! So weird. So it is 11:59 pm EST, and I'm posting about my toolbox! Whoop Whoop!

I'm stoked with how this turned out. Again, I was looking for something bigger, but I settled with the one that everyone was doing. I think I'm going to peruse for a set of bigger drawers for bigger things. Anyone know of one?

For those of you who are looking to do this craft, just know that this organizer is probably way smaller than you think it is! It doesn't fit a pen comfortably [at least the pens and grading markers that I use] in length. Obviously, my pens don't have to be comfy, I'm just sayin' you have to put them in slanted, so you won't be able to fit as many as you may want.

Anyway, here is how mine turned out!

Is it me, or does it look like a student who is missing a few of their recently lost teeth? I couldn't decide what to label the three remaining small drawers. I'm thinking box tops [because, really, the student who brings in one.at.a.time.not.in.a.baggie is completely necessary] and spare change [for my team teachers & my inevitable daily diet coke]. But I'm not sure, so I'll figure it out later! Feel free to share any ideas in the comments! =)

Here's what I needed:

A few pieces of craft paper [not cardstock] from a huge pack from Michael's.

My friends, scissors & glue.

The precise drawer size rectangles [THANK YOU ELIZABETH!] and my text frames.

So, here's what I did! What probably took me the longest was picking out the paper I was going to use. I am SO indecisive. But I finally settled on four patterns. My craft paper was a 12x12 pack, so I printed Elizabeth's labels out on white paper and used them as tracers. Then, I printed out my text frames, which I sized by laying them over top of the labels in a word document, then deleted the rectangle.

Then, I cut out every.single.squiggly.frame. I feel like this is what Cricuts are for, but I obviously don't have one! I glued the text onto the middle of the drawer rectangle. Then, instead of modge podge because that seemed to be too big of a commitment, I put a couple swipes of glue on the scrapbook paper and stuck it in the front of the drawer. This isn't the forever fix, but it'll do for right now! So that's how I did it! Here's a few more glamour shots. I AM NOT A PHOTOGRAPHER.

I'm telling you. Blogger and Picmonkey are NOT on my side today. They are making my computer draaaaaag!

I wanted to share the text frames as a freebie, all shaped and ready for you to customize, but I can't according to Scrappin' Cop's terms of use [if I'm reading it correctly]. If you would like them, please leave me a comment, and I will send you my document in PDF form. Oh, and my font is Leftovers! It is one of my faves right now! =)

A quick note before I go! Philip Seymour Hoffman in the next Hunger Games?! Yay! I love him! And I can totally see him in this role. This guy is so versatile. I have no doubt that he will nail this part. Also, if you read the screen shot above, you see that Jena Malone is rumored to be playing Johanna. I've searched it, and it seems to be legit. I think that'll work, too. Although of the people I've heard rumored, I picture Naya Rivera the most. Is it fall of 2013 yet?!

What do you guys think about this casting? Yay or nay? Any thoughts on who should play Finnick, Wiress, Beetee, etc? So many rumors out there, I just want to know already! [I really out-nerded myself.]

Okay, must go. I have an appointment in the morning with my advisor to make my grad schedule. So exciting!


  1. Recently I looked up how big that storage thingy is and it really IS small!! I imagined that it was massive. It's a good thing you pointed that out for everybody!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  2. Sorry, I had to delete my last comment for annoying typo. Your organizer turned out great. Great font! I like your idea of change and box tops for the extra drawers. They really do bring in one box top WAY too often. :)

    The Teaching Thief

  3. I bought it at lowes last summer, and was shocked at the size. I actually ended up returning it! I pictured something much bigger! Love him too! Can't wait for round 2!

  4. Your tool box is adorable. I bought two of those and haven't decorated either one. Thanks for sharing!

    Hooty's Homeroom

  5. I bought my toolbox last summer but didn't "cutesify" it... yet! I would love a copy of your frames to help make it look a little pretty!

  6. Love how your teacher toolbox turned out:) I really love the font your used:) What is it? Thanks for linking up:) Hope ya come back next week:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  7. I'm going to make one of these this weekend.I’m your newest follower. Please check out my blog if you get a chance. Calling Plays in 2nd Grade.
    Thanks, Shanell

  8. Hey there! I'm giving you the versatile blogger award! Head on over to my website to check it out!

    Your Teacher Toolbox looks great! Love it!


  9. I thought the same thing about the size. I decided to not store pens in mine. It drove me nuts that they had to go in sideways. =) I also teach third grade. Come stop by some time.

    Teach on a Limb

  10. The toolbox is cute! I would love your frames....sraecrawford@yahoo.com. Thanks!

  11. This turned out great. Thanks for sharing. Jill bubbalulu.blogspot.com

  12. I thought the same thing when I bought mine last week. Not as deep as it appeared.
    I would really appreciate your frames. Irishschubauer@gmail.com

  13. I'm glad you said something about the size because I have been wondering about that - they look adorable, but if they don't hold everything I need -grrr! LOL!
    I love your blog and am your newest follower!

  14. I would love a copy of your frames!