Thursday, August 4, 2011

Teacher Toolbox Q & A

I was so thrilled to see the overwhelming number of comments regarding my Teacher Toolbox!!
{Click the pic to see the original post}

 I wanted to take the time to answer some questions and share the labels I used...

Question #1: What toolbox did I use and where did I get it?
Answer: The tool box came from Lowes and it is called "Stack-On 32-Drawer Storage Cabinet. They also come in different sizes!!  Click the pic to link to Lowes.
Question #2: How did I make the labels and would I be willing to share them?
Answer: I typed up the labels on word and printed them on colored card stock. Then I added some embellishments to the larger labels. Click on the pic below to view in google docs.
To create your own labels you would need 14 labels that are H 1.38" x W 2.00" and 8 labels that are H 2.12" x W 4.25".

Question #3: How did I stick on the labels?
Answer: Uh... with a little invisible tape. Ghetto, I know!!! Not very crafty, but it worked and you can't see the tape.

Question #4 What size is it and where am I keeping it?
Answer: It isn't too big. Dimensions: Width 19.83 inches, Length 9.63 inches, Depth 6.38 inches. I plan to keep it on the counter behind my desk. I 'll have pics on Monday {once they finally let me into my classroom!!!}

Overall, this is was such an easy and simple project. I hope I was able to answer all questions. If you decide to make one, please share pics!!!

90 comments:

  1. So cool. My husband is picking me up one on his errands to the hardware store this morning. I'll share pictures when I get it done.
    2bhoneybunch.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks a MILLION for sharing those labels!! I can't wait to make my own!!

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  3. I made one that matched the colors in my classroom (minus the blaring red color that it came in).

    Thanks so much for this project, as I have decided not to use a desk this year and I needed somewhere to store the little things!

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing your how-to information! You make it seem so easy! I was thinking you may have used Silhouette to make the letters (which I don't have). Amazing job on yoiur project!

    Primary Practice

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  5. L.O.V.E. it! I NEED to make one of these! Thanks for sharing!

    Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper

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  6. Wow! That's awesome! If only I was that organized ... might have to do some shopping ...
    Runde's Room

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  7. Thanks for sharing!! Now off to Lowes.... :)

    Abby
    Third Grade Bookworm

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  8. Thanks for sharing!!! I think this is such a fun and creative idea!!!

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  9. MY friend has one of those SUPER GLUED to her wall. She said that was the only way it would stay on the cinder block. But she loves it. I might have to "borrow" her/your idea and do my own.

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  10. Thank you SO much for sharing those labels. This is such an awesome idea and I'm hoping I can implement it for my room! I'll definitely post it and link back to you if/when I do :)

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  11. What font did you use for your labels? I am making a few different ones and want them to match. Thanks!

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  12. I LOVE this! Found the same box at Home Depot, too... $3 cheaper, I think! I'm long term subbing this year so this will be a great way to keep "my stuff" separate from the teacher who the classroom belongs to! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love it!! This would be an awesome teacher gift for the start or end of the school year!! : )

    MaryLea (pink and green mama)
    Current mama of 2, former art teacher of 500+

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    1. Wow! I wish I were your child's teacher. What a LOVING heart you have!

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  14. Awesome!!! I have been working on mine here and there tonight. I ended up getting the 18 drawer organizer that has all big drawers. I'm pretty excited about how it's turning out though!

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  15. I wish I'd seen this post before I got home. My sister and I just spent the better part of two hours sticking tiny annoying stickers to the labels! Love it, though. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  16. Of course after I saw yours I went straight to the Home Depot and snagged one of these awesome tool boxes! Thanks so much for sharing the labels. :)

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  17. I was wondering if your expos, pens, and highlighters fit in the big drawers correctly, since its 6.38 wide?
    I saw them at lowes, but I was worried pens and highlighters wouldnt lay in the drawers right.

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  18. Jessica32, my expos and some of my highlighters fit in nicely. Some of my pens, markers, and sharpies would only fit at an angle. Glad you asked!

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  19. Made mine yesterday. Absolutely LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  20. Erika I used the font Howser! Here's the link:
    www.kevinandamanda.com/fonts/freescrapbookfonts/howser/

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  21. Rebecca,
    I loved this so much that I ran to Lowes and picked one up. I just finished it and posted a pic and gave a shout-out to your terrific blog. Come take a peek!

    Donna
    Peace, Love & Learning

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  22. How do you print off the labels? I've never used google docs before!

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  23. Thank you SO much for sharing these labels! They are amazing. I just made two - one for a friend, and one for me - and LOVE them! Check out the pictures at the link below:

    http://kindergartenharmony.blogspot.com/2011/08/teacher-toolboxes-are-awesome.html

    Thanks again!!

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  24. To print from a google doc, go to file on the very left of the page and click "download original". That should allow you to download and print it!

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  25. Just made mine! I LOVE it and can't wait to use it in my classroom!

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  26. LOVE this! I went straight to Lowe's and picked one up. However, I would like to put it in the font that matches my class theme. I was wondering how you made the boxes exactly the right size? :) Thanks so much for any info!

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  27. Michelle, I made text boxes in a word document that were the following sizes: 14 labels that are H 1.38" x W 2.00" and 8 labels that are H 2.12" x W 4.25".

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  28. Thanks for sharing! What a great idea!! I made a toolbox using the 18 drawer organizer and can't wait to fill it up and clear out my desk and cupboard!

    Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper

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  29. LOVE your toolbox!! I went out and bought one for myself! I can't wait to get if finished!! I wondered if you would be able to send me your labels in Word. I wanted to change a few of the labels and I am not really sure how to begin to create them on my own from scratch. Let me know if you are able to do this or not!! THANK YOU for the inspiration! katie.libberton@fsd145.org

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  30. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your fantastic ideas. I bought my Teacher Tool Box the other day, and just made the labels this afternoon. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING!!!! I'm new to blogging, but am visiting your site regularly! Thanks!

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  31. Such a fantastic idea!! I love this toolbox and cannot wait to add it to my music room this year!! THANK YOU!

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  32. This is an awesome idea!! I went out and got one last night. I'll post pictures as soon as I finish it. Thank you so much!

    Sara :)

    Http://smilinginsecondgrade.blogspot.com

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  33. This is a fabulous project. Thank you so much for sharing the labels and idea. When I first saw this on your blog, I went to LOWE's immediately and purchased the box. I couldn't find cute border stickers like you had, but I used individual stickers I had piling up and they worked just as well. It really helps to have these items on hand this way. Thanks again for sharing!

    http://teachingincuteshoes.blogspot.com/

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  34. Your teacher toolbox idea is genius! I just finished making mine and I couldn't believe how easy it was! Thank you for sharing!

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  35. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...I printed the blog post out a month ago and have been carrying it around in my bag. I finally went and bought the toolbox and put it together this afternoon. I LOVE it and cannot wait to fill it up.

    Would LOVE to post a pic of mine but not sure how to go about it as I myself am not a blogger. :)

    Thanks for sharing this AWESOME tool box!!!

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  36. I hope to make one. Hard to fit in all my little projects! Thank you!

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  37. Love this idea!!! I bought the organizer and printed the labels... I am close to being done. I was wondering what font you used? I need to change a few of the labels. Thanks!

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  38. Absolutely love this idea. I've just started a new teaching position after subbing for what seems like forever and love getting my classroom organised!!! Loved this idea so much I've ordered one from the States as I can't find one anywhere here in Ireland. Can't wait for it to arrive and get cracking. Can I ask where you got the little borders/adhesives as I can't seem to find any small or thin enough that would fit here and would love to order some for extra decoration!! Thanks!!

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  39. I bought all my supplies tonight and can't wait to make it tomorrow! The photos that I've seen on Pinterest have been deceiving, as they make the box and drawers look bigger than they actually are. I was surprised to see how small the whole thing actually is, and may have to re-think how I cover the drawers. Hopefully it all works out! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  40. Thank you sooo much for sharing this idea! I had my husband pick one up for me a Lowe's!
    There are a few labels that I would like to switch around - what font did you use??

    Thank you for all of your amazing ideas!!
    -Jennie

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  41. Thanks for sharing this. This is the first thing on my summer bucket list!

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  42. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. This is absolutely on my summer list of prep items for next fall!
    http://thisishowwerollinec.blogspot.com/

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  43. I LOVE your toolbox. It is too cute! I'm your newest follower.

    Maria
    http://teachingincuteshoes.blogspot.com/

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  44. This is awesome! Found this through pinterest! I am going to use this to organize my small group reading area (Pointers, white tape, markers etc.)

    Your newest follower!
    Stephany
    primarypossibilities.blogspot.com

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  45. This is such an adorable idea! I made one for my elementary school library this weekend and it turned out so well -- thanks so much for the inspiration!

    http://homecelebration.blogspot.com/2012/06/cute-school-supplies-desk-organizer.html

    Here are a few pictures of my effort on this. So cute, and really easy to make, too. My daughter and I put this together in a little over an hour. I have a feeling I'll end up making them for half the teacher's at school once I take this in on Monday. LOL

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  46. I really love this idea. I want to get rid of my teacher desk this year, so this idea will really come in handy for the contents. Maybe I can keep ahead of the clutter this year. Thanks for sharing the idea and the labels!

    LindaC

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  47. I just finished this AWESOME project! Thanks for all your help!

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  48. Thanks for sharing! I just wanted to let you know that I mentioned and linked this post on my blog. I have my materials ready to make one myself! It is on my summer to do list! Check out my new blog- www.busyteacherlove.blogspot.com

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  49. Thanks so much for the templates! It made the project go much quicker! I love this!

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  50. Just bought my own toolbox! Thanks so much for the google document with the labels!! LOVE IT!

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  51. I just made my toolbox last night! :-) I love it and so do all my crafty friends! They can't wait to make their own. Thanks for sharing and for the google doc with the labels!

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  52. A friend and I just made our own toolboxes and I downloaded your labels. Thank you for sharing! It's a pretty amazing project.
    I have other labels I wanted to create using the same font...but since the google doc is a pdf, it's not possible to change the labels, correct?
    Can you tell me the name of the font or where to find it?

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  53. I've been looking for a great way to organize my materials. I love this idea and your labels. I just ordered my own toolbox from Lowe's and will be able to pick it up in the morning. I'm so excited, especially since it was under $20! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! : )

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  54. Hi Ms. Rojas!

    I am your newest follower! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea with us. You inspired me to create my own version of the toolbox and I am happy with the finished product. I hope it helps me stay organized this year. I look forward to more crafty ideas and projects in the future! I am still learning how to link within a post, so forgive me for not doing so for this project.

    Ericka
    http://flulearningspot.blogspot.com/

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  55. Ericka, Your blog header is adorable! What is the name of the font you used to create the words in the title of your blog? Thanks, Jen Jones
    www.helloliteracy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I am pretty sure the font is Pea Noodle's Girlfriend from Kevin & Amanda.

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  56. Thanks for sharing! I found one at a yard sale and am decorating it today :)

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  57. Hi Rebecca...thanks for your tool box idea! I'm working on mine now. Could you share the font for the labels...I printed your labels however I bought the 39 drawer organizer so I need to make some additional labels. Thanks again. Stacy :)

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  58. Hi Rebecca! I love this idea and made two of these over the weekend - one for me and one for my sister! Thanks for the great idea and your willingness to share your labels and creativity! I posted my pics on Pinterest (not sure how to post a pic on here), but I did put a link in the comments back to your site so everyone knows where the great idea came from! Thanks again!

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  59. Rebecca, I am fixing to go to Lowe's to pick one up. Thanks for the idea and the labels. I was so afraid that I would be the only one posting a year after the original post but I notice that this is just a great idea that just keeps on giving.
    Thanks Again
    Donna
    working5to9math.blogspot.com

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  60. Thank you for sharing this amazing idea! I;m the teacher everyone comes to for supplies because I always have them! I'm going to encourage everyone to make their own this year! I'm also going to put this idea on my blog about teaching high school and I'll link up to this site :)

    Feel free to check out my ideas too!
    Stephanie
    Tales Of Teaching In Heels
    http://talesofteachinginheels.blogspot.com/

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  61. What did you do to the back of it? I'm not crazy about the "open" part- especially because I want to set it on my desk.

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    1. I actually didn't do anything to the back. I have mine up on a shelf behind my desk. I'll have to think of some ideas for that!

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    2. My only thought was to have Michaels dry mount wrapping paper onto foam board and hot glue it to the back. But I am afraid the edges will look tacky.

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  62. I love it! I need to change up a few (2) of the drawers though and can't edit the google doc. Is it possible for you to email me your template in word so that I don't have to start completely over? I would be sooooooo grateful! Thanks for the wonderful idea!!!!!!! Love your blog!

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  63. whoops forgot to add my email is lwyatt1@bellsouth.net :) Thanks again!

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  64. same for me too! I love the idea!! Thanks for sharing! If you do not mind sending me the doc too? Thanks!!!!! bkocurek@lcisd.org

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  65. Love the idea! Just wondering if you spray painted the plastic to make it black? I could only get one in grey and hoping to spray paint it. Just wondering if it will work? Thanks for the great idea!

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    1. Hi Lauren, I actually didn't spray paint mine. It came as a dark blue and I just left it that color. However, I have heard from other teachers who successfully spray painted theirs. Hope that helps!

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  67. Thanks for sharing these labels!! And thanks for the tutorial! Such a great idea! :)


    :) Ashley
    The Real Teachr: Tips, Tricks, Freebies and Everyday Ideas for Real Teachers

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  68. Thank you so much for this idea (and so many others). I made one for my classroom based on your directions. You are as generous as you are talented!

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  69. I created the labels as a Word template because I want to use a different font. Thought I would share. One file is for Word 97-2003 and the other is for Word 2010.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h2evd282b3oeeor/7ZqohvhLTX

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  70. Yes, I have made this and love it. Used your template and have linked my picture back to your blog. THank you!!!
    Dynelle
    http://firstgradefunmrsdunn.blogspot.ca/

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  71. I am in the process of making one for my home. Some of the labels don't match my essential items. I'd like to make a few and can't find the font style. Help! Thanks so much!

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    1. I know that this is REALLY late, but try whatthefont.com

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  73. Thanks so much for sharing your labels!

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  74. I am getting ready to make mine now! Just found it this morning and had to run out to Lowe's to get one :)

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  75. I taught English last year and wanted to make this but never got around to it. Thanks to downsizing, I am working as a secretary at a college this year. My "desk" has no drawers so I made your toolbox for the top of the desk. I LOVE it! Thank you.

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  76. I taught English last year and wanted to make this but never got around to it. Thanks to downsizing, I am working as a secretary at a college this year. My "desk" has no drawers so I made your toolbox for the top of the desk. I LOVE it! Thank you.

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  78. Best addition to my classroom in years! Thanks for the idea!

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  79. Thank you so much for posting this and MS Word file. I hope you don't mind but I adapted it and posted my version at; http://learningcurve2012.blogspot.com/
    I hope you don't mind- I'm not sure what the "netiquette" is. If you do, just let me know and I'll take it down. Great blog!

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