Monday, July 15, 2013

Photo Boxes and Duct Tape

Tara and her linky party Monday Made It is what inspired me to start my very own blog.  I love to make things and so of course I had to participate.

I have bought so much for my new classroom this summer I thought I would repurpose some photo boxes I already have and use them in my math workshop.  The problem is they don't match.  So to solve that problem I thought I would use duct tape.  I got some duct tape in my class colors at my local Wally World.  Sadly I have no Target in my super small town so no dollar bin for me (I do have a Dollar Tree which I love - almost the same but not quite).  Anyway here are some before and after pictures of my "new" boxes. 


I gathered some supplies.  I have found that when working with duck tape having an Exatco knife is handy.  So is the cutting board.  I have seen people use cutting mats but I figured when the cutting board gets too bad to use I will just get another.  So far it is holding up.
A work in progress.
Now I have boxes to hold center materials that match my classroom.

Let me know what you think. 


  1. Found your blog on the Monday Made it Linky! I am your newest follower and a 4th grade teacher too. Great idea to use duct tape to recover boxes. Looks great! Hope you will stop by and check out my 4th grade blog.

    Shepherd's Shining Stars

    1. Thanks! I did check out your super cute blog as well. I am probably one of your newest followers as well.