Saturday, August 6, 2011

Getting Crafty

     I've discovered so many new things this summer since I started blogging - Linky Parties, Thermal Laminators and everyone's favorite - Pinterest!  Who knew?  After spending weeks pinning amazing ideas that had me talking out loud to my computer, "OMG, how cute is that?  I need one of those!" I decided that it was time to make some of my inspirations come to life.  So, I headed out early this morning and hit Joann's, Michael's, Walmart and Lowes.  Five hours and too many dollars later, I arrived back home armed with ribbon, fabric, containers, organizers and a bunch of other stuff that I'm not even sure what I'm going to do with yet.
     The first project I tackled was a really cute one.  Marlana over at Lil' Country Kindergarten made a set of really adorable pencil buckets for her sharpened and unsharpened pencils.   I knew when I saw them that I absolutely had to have some too.  I found these great little buckets that actually have pencils on them - how perfect is that? (I found them at Walmart in the celebrations section with all of the party supplies and they were only 97 cents!)
     I made some cutsie labels with picture clues, printed them on cardstock and voila - Project #1 done! I love the way they came out!  If you'd like a copy of the labels just click below the picture.  I wonder which project I'll have fun with tomorrow?
 
   

27 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I've been meaning to update my pencil buckets for this coming school year! I hope I can find those adorable buckets at our walmart! L.O.V.E. them!

    Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper

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  2. Thanks for posting these labels. I just bought little buckets at Target yesterday for my pencils. Now though, I want to go to Wal-Mart for the cute buckets with pencils on them!

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  3. Your buckets are adorable! The little pencils on them are so cute! Great find and thanks for mentioning my blog. :)

    Blessings,
    ✿Marlana
    Lil' Country Kindergarten

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  4. This is wonderful!! Thanks for posting!! Thanks for the cute signs too!
    =) Jackie

    Sister Teachers

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  5. I bought the buckets yesterday - now I have the labels, too!! Thanks a bunch!
    Patti

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  6. I've called over 5 different Walmarts in my area and no one seems to have these buckets. I am so sad! They are adorable. Thanks for sharing your labels.

    Taunya D.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing! :0)

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  8. Your printable labels are so cute! Love the broken pencil graphic. Now I just have to find some pails as cute as yours. :) Thank you for sharing.

    Alicia
    First Grade Factory

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing the labels! I've been looking for some to add to my pails :)

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  10. Thank you for making the labels for us! I had already bought the same buckets this summer and have them ready with sharpened and needing sharpened pencils in them. I just hadn't taken the time to make the labels.

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  11. I'm hoping I can still find the buckets...too cute!

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  12. Hi! Thanks so much for these! I plan on using them, but also wanted to make versions of them with the Spanish translation, I was wondering what font you used? - Thanks!

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  13. Thank you for saving me from trying to fix my own. It wasn't as pretty as the labels you did!

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  14. Hello! When I click on the download button, it brings up a page error. Can you help with this? I would LOVE to print your labels!
    Thanks!

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  15. So cute! Thanks for sharing'
    :) Dana
    www.funin1stgrade.blogspot.com

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    1. I finally made these! They are going to be in my Monday Made It Linky. I am directing readers back to this post for the labels.
      :) Dana
      Stop by & visit me @ Fun in 1st Grade

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  16. adorable, :) thanks for sharing, :)
    im your newest follower..

    ♥ rachel
    http://teachingmelodies.blogspot.com/

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  17. Thank you for sharing! I'm new in the blogging world and I just love your site! Please stop by mine anytime. :-)

    Nicole
    http://lanierlions.blogspot.com/

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  18. I could not find the buckets either so I bought a green one and a red one. They will be cute once I put your labels on them. :) Thank you for sharing!!

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing your creations! I just used these to make a pair of pencil "buckets," and after having two broken pencil sharpeners this year from student use, I'll be using them and a student pencil custodian. Thanks again!

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  20. Thanks for sharing! It's cuter than what I currently have.

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  21. Thank you for sharing! I just gave you some blog love on my post! I'm new to blogging and would love to hear your opinion!

    Thanks again!

    http://fifthgradefrenzies.blogspot.com/2012/07/pencil-organization.html

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  22. I love this but I wish there was a way to change it to Spanish. What software or program do you use? Respond to daysimtz@yahoo.com

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  23. Thanks so much! Love these! Found it on Pinterest.

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  24. Very cute! What kind of adhesive did you use to glue the labels to the pails?

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  25. Exactly what I was needing!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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