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Hello Makers! Can you believe how fast the summer is flying by? It’s almost back-to-school season! And with that being said, I’m all about prepping and preparing so that we have a smooth sailing school year. I am sure to stock up on all the household essentials as well, that way we aren’t running out to the store on busy school days or nights. The other thing I am sure to do is create an organized space for school work. This year my daughter and I made a Recycled Desk Organizer.
I know that my kid is able to accomplish her school work when she has all the supplies needed. It saves a bunch of time and stress when everything is in an organized place where she can access it all easily, rather than running around trying to find where she last put the scissors or the colored pencils. Everything in it’s place! I promise you it will save you a ton of time and hassle. Want to know the cool part? It’s all made out of recycled materials of things that you already need for your home!
Some of my favorite things to stock up on at Walmart of the school year are:
- Kleenex® Trusted Care* 3 Bundle Pack
- Kleenex® Trusted Care* 4 Bundle Pack
- Scott® Tissue 20+4 Roll Pack
- Viva® Vantage® 6 Big Rolls
Besides being stocked on all the necessities, the bonus to buying some of these products are that they come with double the Box Tops! Now you can give back double!
Are you ready to make a recycled desk organizer for your kids? Let’s do it!
You will need an empty Kleenex® box and enough left over rolls of Scott® Tissue or you can cut down left over Viva® Vantage® paper towel rolls to fill the box. My Kleenex® box fit 10 rolls. If you decide to use Viva® Vantage® paper towel rolls, you’ll have to cut them in half (or more) to fit.
First you’ll want to use a utility blade to carefully cut the top of the Kleenex® box off (adults only for this step!).
Next, decorate the tops of the Scott® Tissue rolls with washi tape and hot glue them into the box so that they are secure.
Then all you have to do is fill up the rolls with school supplies! We filled ours with crayons, markers, pencils, colored pencils, water colors, scissors, and a ruler.
You can also paint the box and the rolls to create a whole new look! We love this mermaid themed recycled desk organizer. Isn’t it pretty?!
Everything is easily accessible, organized and ready for the new school year!
And with Box Tops on these everyday items, back-to-school shopping is made easier. Even though we homeschool, we have lots of friends who go to public school and will happily take our double Box Tops.
All these products can be found at your local Walmart, and you’ll be able to give back double purchasing them! It’s a win-win if you ask me!
How are you getting ready for the back-to-school season? I’d love to know!