Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Center Activities DIY Tubs

I had posted this idea on Pinterest a couple days ago...now I am finally getting to the part of sharing the labels with y'all.

Maybe you can use them for something!

I first spray painted my old Folgers coffee plastic containers and then made a pretty polka dot label for them. I use them in my Math Workshop for center storage.

Here is what the labels look like: [I have them made all the way to #12]



Please enjoy the lables, hopefully you can use them for something!

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23 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the lables! I love them!
    You drank A LOT of coffee this year :)

    Also, I have a New Year Resolution linky party & a survey on my blog that I would really love your feedback on. Please stop by and give me your opinion.

    Thanks!!!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

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  2. Thanks so much for the freebie! I just found your blog and I am your newest follower. I love your previous posts, especially the cell phone craftivity! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog. Come visit me at StoriesFrom Secondto pick up your award!

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  3. I'm wondering what kind of spray paint you used that looks so nice on these containers. Did you do any prep work aside from washing with soapy water? They look great!

    Thanks for sharing,

    cb

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    1. Hello Carmen,

      I am so sorry I wish I knew the actual name of the spray paint, I bought it at Lowes.It wasn't a "special" kind for anything in particular, I will try and get you more specific details the next time I stop by Lowes :) But all I did was wash then and then spray paint :) I had to put an extra coat on some spots due to the Folgers label peeking through, but that's about it :)

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    2. What are some uses for the plastic coffee containers?

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  4. Hi Valerie,
    Is there any way to get a copy of your Math Pencil Strategies chart? It's PERFECT! Is it available on TPT or will you be posting it on your site soon?

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    1. Hello Mrs. Karen,

      I haven't decided to share it because it was inspired by a product on TpT. There are two other versions on TpT, I just don't feel right offering it for free when those ladies are trying to sell it. Take a look on TpT, if those aren't what you want, give me a holler again and I will see what I can do for you Karen. :)

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  6. what kind of stuff do you keep inside?
    i love this idea, just not sure what to put in them LOL!

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  7. Hi! I just found your blog. I am your newest follower. I would love to have you visit my blog.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  8. Found you via a pin on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing this. What a great idea!

    Megan

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?
    Stop by and enter my 150 Follower Giveaway

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  9. Great idea!!!! (FYI- it's "voila", French...not "whala")

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  10. Just found your blog and loving it! I am now following you.

    Jen
    Adventures in Mrs. Martin’s Room

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  11. Thank you! Such a cool idea... wow.. I needed this for my craft room, would have been great as a teacher (retired) why didn't I think of that..LOL

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  12. What kind of program do you use to create such colourful and neat items?

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  13. How did you get the "coffee" smell out? I have tried all kinds of stuff: soap and water, vinegar, baking soda, etc.

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  14. Oh my gosh I have a bunch of these and had the same idea! Great minds think alike.

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  15. I don't drink coffee but this gives me something to do with my old sugar containers!! They're made about the same so for jbmanos who asked about the coffee smell, if you have sugar containers you could use them. They don't smell after washing them. :) Thank you for such a cool idea!

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  16. How has the spray paint held up? I am curious because painting anything plastic can be tough and result in flaking (because of plastic bendiness) so I am curious if they stayed nice-looking?

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  17. I have several of my "coffee drinking" friends saving these for me. Our church hosts a pumpkin patch in the fall. we make several items really cheap and whatever the church makes from them, they keep. Projects like these give me and the kids quality time. We paint these with orange paint and paint pumpkin faces. we also make white ones for ghosts and red ones for SANTA.

    options: fill with homemade cookies. candy canes. doggie snacks. they can be painted polka dots and used for makeup containers. bowes and barrettes.

    we now MOSTLY make homemade gifts. they are much more personal and from the heart. it makes the giftee know they have been on someones mind more than they knew about.

    you can always make a SET of these for sugar. beans pasta etc.

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  18. I have been saving my coffee containers since seeing your post. I looked for your cute round polka dotted labels today to put on my containers and I can't bring them up. Have you posted them somewhere else? Thanks!

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  19. I love this. I don't drink coffee and my husband drinks Dunkin' Donuts brand, so I'll have to see what I can do container-wise. I, too, am interested in learning more about your spray paint. It's beautiful. Thanks for the freebie Polka Dot Number labels at your TpT store. Since your second page has room for another 6 circles, if you'd ever care to use up that space and include more numbers, I'd be thrilled! (But I don't want to "look a gift horse in the mouth" so I say this gently.) Thanks so much.

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