Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Back to School Bug

I have been bitten by the back to school bug! It didn't take much, one look at the back to school aisle and my juices have been flowing ever since. (pinterest may have helped a little bit as well) I have a number of things to share with you over the next few weeks. The first thing I would like to share are some cute Box Top and Pull Tab containers. These were inspired by a similar container over at Learning in Wonderland.

These containers are super cute, super easy, and super cheap. What else could you want?

I bought a couple of these pencils holders from dollar tree. Then found some cute scrapbook paper. I cut the paper to the right size, by wrapping it around the container, making sure it is flat against the surface (it'll look weird cause the can is tapered), then traced a pencil around the inside top lip of the paper, and likewise for the bottom. Then I cut on the lines. This gives your paper a perfect fit. I used hot glue to attach the paper to the metal. Lastly, I used some stickers to decorate and added a box top/pull tab. For extra cuteness, add a ribbon border at the top. 

I'm hoping these cute containers will encourage parents to bring in their box tops.

We collect pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

Well I hope that I've inspired you to start on your back to school projects. I'd love to see your take on this project. Leave a link to your pictures/blog.

Happy Preparing! 


  1. These are ADORABLE!!! I love how the little hands look holding the pull tabs:)
    Learning In Wonderland

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