Thursday, March 27, 2014

Five For Friday AND finally....the How-To for those classroom organizational bins

Thanks for stopping by. This is a Five for Friday that you are glad you didn't miss! Seriously folks, way too much good stuff in this post. Check it out!

Five for Friday is a weekly link up from Doodle Bugs Teaching. It is my favorite link up to do. Check out her Fab website {here}.

So So So SOOOOOOO many people have been asking how I made the classroom organizational bins. Here is the DL on how to take your boring bins from whomp whomp to WOW WOW.

Here are the basics of what you need: Hot glue gun is a must and the glue is a must. I used the spray Elmer's Craft Glue. It works REALLY well. Caution, use the spray glue outside. I also have basic paper. It came in pack. It is card stock. I found some glitter tape (which now I'm addicted to, because it is awesome). Some extras are: duct tape, owl stickers, chalkboard stickers (not pictured here).

Cut the paper to the size you need for the bin. I found that it was best to cut to the exact height.
 Spray the glue to the area that you are ready to glue down to at that moment.
Apply some hot glue over the glue you just sprayed. Glue in various spots. 
 Apply paper. For these bins, I had to overlap the paper.
 This was the BEST part for me. Glitter tape! All you do is peel and stick. No glue required!
 Peel as you go around your bin. It is super easy to do. Press firmly on the tape.
 I used duct tape to cover the handle and the middle parts. I found glitter duct tape and tried to use that. It didn't work. Glitter duct tape does not stick. I had to apply hot glue to make it stick. However, the tape used above, stuck well.

Waaala! Let me know what you think!

Ahhhhh spring has started. You've been stuck in the house for months. That is months of collecting dirt around the house. The sun is finally shining. It gives you a chance to see all that needs to be cleaned. Hence, spring cleaning. Well what if I told you that you could really clean up without ever touching a broom. Sounds good, right? I've got just the thing.......

Oh yea, that's right, a SALE baby! SAAWEEET! Thanks Georgia Grown Kiddos for hosting. My store will be 20% off from Friday until Monday.Perfect timing to grab my Blissful Butterflies pack shown below. Click {here} to grab your copy.

Oh spring break, I love thee. Would you marry me? Bahaha! A week off, means lots of time with my princess. She LOVES Sea World! What have you been up to this week?

I'm seriously obsessed with owls. I found this gorgeous painting at Hobby Lobby. It was only $15. What a steal!

It is that time of year. I've been putting off filling out my paperwork for my formal observation. Waaahhhh.... I don't want to do this. WhY WhY?!!! What do you have to do for your district? Leave some comments below.


  1. LOVE your bins! They turned out super cute!

    I {Heart} Recess

  2. Whoa! Your observation paperwork looks intense. I got observed between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was nice to have it done early and just be done with it. Great tip for decorating bins!

    1. Oh yea it is horrible. Long and painful. Booooo.