As many of you know I have officially accepted a teaching position for next year! I am beyond excited! I will be teaching fifth grade at Owyhee Elementary next year (Go Diamondbacks!). In preparation for the upcoming school year I have been yard sailing, book buying, curriculum reviewing, and pinning wonderful ideas for classroom decore. One idea I was particularly interested in was turning milk crates into seating/storage for my small group table.
Here are my supplies:
I bought the crates on sale at shopko, but they can be found pretty much anywhere. I went to Lowes for the wood they will cut it to size for you for fifty cents a cut plus the price of the wood. When I went to the cutting area, though I discovered that they have a pile of discarded wood that they don’t even charge for! I was able to claim one of those pieces and only ended up having to pay for the cuts! On a side note, i brought my crate with me so they could measure it. It seemed like a good idea to leave the measuring and cutting to the pros
I bought the mattress pad from Walmart but I think you could buy foam somewhere else for cheaper (I was just being impatient and wanted to do my craft!). The fabric was generously donated by my family Lefft,overs from an amazing outside bench project they had!
Once I had my supplies I plugged in my glue gun and got rolling. To finish this craft you just cut the foam and fabric to fit the wood, and glue it all together here are some pictures of the finished project!
The whole project cost me about seven dollars a crate, and am so excited to use them! I do have some left over fabric that I’m not sure what to do with it. Any thoughts Internet?