Monday, July 31, 2017

DIY Back To School Paper Organizer

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Anyone else feeling excited for the school year ahead? With the back to school season upon us, I have been brainstorming ways to stay organized as well as get my kids to share my excitement for the upcoming year. This paper organizer is chic, practical and perfect for keeping you and your little ones organized.

During the summer we typically make a couple big Walmart trips for Back to school supplies, once by myself and once with my girls. 
One thing, I've noticed is that my kids really love to get the individual Kleenex packs to carry in their backpacks.  I think it makes them feel prepared, secured and in control of things (amidst all the unknowns of the new school year). 
It's such a small thing, but it really helps to reassure my kiddos that everything's going to go great, so, I always buy a few varieties of their favorite Kleenex and later we reuse the boxes for valentine's boxes, pencil boxes, and paper organizers.
I'm actually thinking about making a box to hold all of their Box Tops this year, since we got double Box Tops with our latest purchase of Kleenex® Trusted Care* 3 Bundle Pack, Kleenex® Trusted Care* 4 Bundle Pack, Scott® Tissue 20 Roll Pack and Viva® Vantage® 6 Big Rolls. Wouldn't it be nice to have them all in one easy to find location? How do you keep yours organized?
So, Today's up-cycled project is super easy and only takes about ten minutes to complete. 

All you need is: an empty Kleenex box, two 6 inch card stock strips, and fabric to line the inside and outside of the box, scissors, and a hot glue gun.
1. Wrap your fabric around the outside part of the box, like you would a present, and hot glue it in place.
2. Tuck the excess below and secure with hot glue.
3. Measure fabric and cut it to fit the inside lining of the box, and secure with hot glue.
4. Add a drop of hot glue to the inside of your card stock strip (1.5 inch x 6 inch) then fold. Add another drop of glue to the outside of your strip and secure to outside of box.
5. Repeat step 4 to and you are done!
What did I tell ya, super easy right?
Don't forget to visit the Box Tops for Education website to find more Back to School inspirational stories, and to learn how to earn extra cash for your school with the Box Tops program!