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Ah…the dreaded pencil problem.  I think pencil sharpening is my biggest pet peeve.  I did come up with a plan to have this as a classroom job and only sharpen before school started and at the end of the day but still…boy do those things drive a teacher crazy!

All summer, my husband and I have been working on our playroom.  Everything has changed.  From paint to furniture.  Everything.  I can’t wait to show it to you!!  Just need to take some pictures. In the room, I really wanted to bring in something with texture (not just the plastic bins).  So I decided to make these Rope-Wrapped Pencil Caddies.  It took me about an hour and was super cheap (just the way I like it!).

DIY Rope-Wrapped Pencil Caddy , www.amodernteacher.com

 

Materials:
–plain white rope (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby.  5 yards for about $1.00 for each can)
–recycled can
–dye kit if you would like to add some color (I bought mine at JoAnn’s for $6.00 with a 40% off coupon)
–glue gun
–labels (if you need them–I got mine from Schoolgirl Style -ocean theme)

DIY Rope-Wrapped Pencil Caddy , www.amodernteacher.com

Steps:
1.  Dye rope desired color (I went with a two color caddy.  Since our playroom is red and aqua, I wanted to add those pops of color against our grey and white walls.)
2.  Hot glue rope around can
3.  Add Labels (I added a safety pin here but you could attach it with velco, clips, yarn, etc.)

DIY Rope-Wrapped Pencil Caddy , www.amodernteacher.com

That’s it!  If you’ve been here for awhile you know my projects are super simple.  I just don’t have time for anything complicated.

DIY Rope-Wrapped Pencil Caddy , www.amodernteacher.com

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Have a fabulous week!  If you start school this week, GOOD LUCK!!!!!!
~April