Remember this snowman caddy from last month?
I found it at the thrift store and I honestly didn’t know what I was going to do with it at the time. I just knew there were tons of ways I could use it! Anything wooden that can be painted is usually coming home with me! Once school started (and our lives were once again filled with HOMEWORK…ugh!), I got the idea to turn it into a homework caddy!
I started by spray painting the entire thing white (outside the house of course). I didn’t worry about getting complete coverage since most of it wouldn’t show.
I found this black, white and gold wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby. I knew my girls would love the Kate Spade inspired look!
I cut strips of the wrapping paper to fit the sides of the caddy. I then used Mod Podge to add the wrapping paper to the sides. The inside panels were covered with a gold and white striped file folder. I just cut the folder to the size I needed for the inside and once again…Mod Podge!
I added some clear plastic cups to hold the supplies. Now the girls have something portable to carry pencils, glue, crayons and anything else they need for homework.
While I was at it, I decided to make them each a homework station. They like to do their homework in the living room or kitchen . It just makes it easier for us to help them if needed. However, being in the main room of the house can be a little distracting for them.
The homework station is functional, cute and it helps block out distractions!
I started with a plain white foam board (the kind you would use for a science fair project). After I bought this size, I actually saw a smaller size at the Dollar Tree. I would recommend getting the smaller one because the one I used is a little too tall to work on the kitchen table. I may actually cut this one down smaller.
Keeping with the theme, I bought these cute file folders in gold, white and black as well as some sticky notes and clothespins. Most of it was purchased at Hobby Lobby. I had actually picked up the clothes pins at Target a few months back (just because they were so cute!)
I used my Cricut and some gold and black vinyl to add their names to the top of the board. Of course, you could always just write it on!
The clear pockets have paper inside but can also be used as a dry erase board. They are plastic, so it just wipes right off!
It’s still a work in progress. I’m going to let them customize them a little and add maps, notes, or whatever they need to help with their homework.
I hope the new homework station and matching caddy will make homework at little more bearable!
Here’s a look at next month’s project for Another Girl’s Treasure…I’ll be sharing the makeover in October (YAY…my favorite month is almost here!)