Time Required :
About an hour
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teacher organization crate

Step 1
Using a paper trimmer, trim chipboard sheet down to 10" x 11½". 
Step 2
Paint the chipboard paper with two coats of the white paint. Let dry in between coats. 
Step 3
Insert the chipboard paper into the wooden crate to create a divider. Secure the paper in place, using hot glue. 
Step 4
Paint the entire crate with two to three coats of the white paint. Be sure to cover the inside and under edges of the slats in the crate. Let dry in between coats. 
Step 5
Use painter’s tape to create a triangle on the side of the crate. Start the line of tape in the top right corner and run it in a straight line to the middle of the bottom of the crate. Repeat this on the left corner. 
Step 6
Paint the bottom right triangle with two coats of the pink paint. Let dry in between coats. 
Step 7
Paint the bottom left triangle with two coats of the green paint. Let dry in between coats. 
Step 8
Paint every other slat with two coats of the blue paint in the middle of the center triangle. Let dry in between coats. 
Step 9
Allow paint to completely dry and then peel up the painter’s tape. Repeat on the other side of the crate. 
Step 10
Using painter’s tape and a ruler, mark off the middle of the end of the crate. This will create a cross-shaped grid to place the letters with. Stick on the large letter stickers to spell out the teacher’s name. 
Step 11
Using painter’s tape, mark off the center point of the end side of the pencil boxes. Measure 1" down and lay a strip of painter’s tape across the length of the box on that side.
 
TIP: This will be a guide for placing the smaller letters.
Step 12
Place the small white letter stickers on the pencil box using the guidelines. Press down on the letters and remove the tape when the words are complete. 
Step 13
Place hanging file folders into larger side of the crate, suspending them by the slats. Place the pencil boxes, label side out, in the smaller compartment of the crate.
 
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