Friday, August 24, 2007

Crafting with Cardboard

I am in the process of setting up my classroom for the new school year. Yipes, how the summer flies by. I have changed rooms and for the first time in my 10 years of teaching I have an honest-to-goodness built-in wood desk with a CLOSET to hang my COAT in. I'm pretty flippin' excited about it and am enjoying spreading out my stuff (previous years have seen me in a small movable desk tucked into the corner of someone else's room with zero elbow room. My "coat hanger" = the back of my chair.)

So along with the space comes the need for things to organize my desk. While flipping through the business supply catalogue, I couldn't find any hanging magazine racks that were inexpensive / held all of the magazines I wanted it to. I found myself exclaiming "how hard is it for them to make a cheap magazine rack out of cardboard??!" Then the light bulb went off and I decided to make one myself. I must say that I was rather inspired by this fellow over on Etsy who makes his own books using recycled covers and papers. I ordered this one recently and was impressed not only with the product but also with the box it came in...he had skillfully created one out of recycled cardboard. So here's the magazine rack which will NOT house knitpicks and free people magazines, but rather science-y type stuff.
Apologies for the blurry photo. I took this one mighty quick as I didn't really want to be touching the camera too much because the spray adhesive I used was all over my hands and I could NOT get it off. Not even with nail polish remover. So I think this magazine rack will hold for a while...

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Well, haven't YOU been the productive one while I've been too busy to do my regular blog reading! Good stuff, K.

made. by k.d.