Made for Math Monday #made4math
Project 1: Scrapbook Covered Binder Clips.
So the first thing I did was raid the desk downstairs to find that I am a hoarder when it comes to office supplies. I had a ridiculous number of binder clips! I had two sizes, I think they are medium and small.
Then I raided my scrapbook supplies. Again, I have a ridiculous amount of stuff given that I transitioned from paper scrapping to digital scrapping somewhere before I had my second child.
Supplies: Binder Clips, Paper, Scissors, Mod Podge & a paint brush
Then using a small paint brush I coated the binder clip with Mod Podge. I carefully applied the paper, tucking it into one end and then the other. I smoothed the middle part last.
I now have a bunch of pretty binder clips! The container is a reused medium apothecary jar from Kringle Candle.
Project 2: Drawer Organizers for my Desk.
So, this is a picture of my top left desk drawer before. I was going to only do this drawer, but then I decided that the center drawer must be done as well. I forgot to take a picture of the center drawer, but believe me it was WORSE! (I found a keyboard for my Palm m500 which came out in 2001ish)
Supplies: Cardboard boxes (cereal boxes, copy paper box, K-cup boxes, etc), Packing tape, Scissors, Wrapping Paper, Mod Podge, & Scissors
I started by measuring the dimensions of the two drawers. Using those dimensions I created the outside box. The deep drawer was made from the lid of a copy paper box and the shallow drawer was from an Ikea box that held a slipcover.
Then I laid out my stuff in the boxes. Onces I liked the arrangement I made compartments from the assortment of boxes. I used the packing tape to attach them to each other and to the larger box.
The last step was to cover it up and make it pretty. I used a roll of wrapping paper from the dollar store and Mod Podge.
I must say that I enjoy opening the drawers to see how tidily arranged all my things are. I don't know that I'd do this project again; it took way longer than I had anticipated.
Still in the works for next week is some digital organization. I don't know what I'm teaching yet, but I'm hoping I'll know by then so I can tweak my organizers.