Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Made It

The back to school craziness is ON!  I may have fallen off the face of the Earth this week but only because I have been hiding in my classroom completing one too many projects.  (And running out of time until my classroom is filled with second graders!)

I'm so excited to share my very first Monday Made It with you!  I am a huge Pinterest stalker and I found this on Pinterest quite some time ago.  It was a picture of a mailbox makeover posted by Mrs. O Knows. I thought it was perfect for me!  My classroom mailbox looks just like hers, if not worse - complete with a nice "wobble" when you touch it.  (oh no!)

Mrs. O's "ugly" mailbox

I certainly have an ugly mailbox too, so I put this on the top of my must-do list for back to school.  I searched all summer for the perfect duct tape and finally got to put my plan into action today!  Check out my pictures below!  

My before picture - complete with years of stuck on stickers 
and labels that I tried to scrape off with no success!

And AFTER! Woo hoo!

Close up picture 

A little chevron duct tape and it looks a million times better!  I think I will even add a little more of a border on the top and sides to spruce it up.  The binder clips will make it SO much easier to label mailboxes each year since they are now numbered and won't require any scraping off labels at the end of the year. 

Check out other Monday Made Its with 4th Grade Frolics!  And make sure to follow me on Pinterest by clicking HERE.  I have been a dedicated pinner since practically the day Pinterest was born. LOL.  


  1. Hi Kristen. The mailboxes look great. I have a wooden one that I labeled last week, but they are already coming off. I think I'm going to try the binder clips!

    Teaching Little Miracles

    1. I had the same problem with the labels peeling off. I'm hoping this helps make it last longer. Good luck! :-)

  2. I love how you used the chevron tape! It really made an amazing difference! Thank you for sharing :)

    Seconds at the Beach

  3. Oh my goodness, I did the same thing this week!!!!! I even did blue and white tape lol. I used washi tape though...your duct tape looks better! :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

    1. Thanks Sarah! I'm curious if the washi tape would hold up better though?? I almost fell over yesterday when I noticed some of the duct tape is popping due to the humidity in the room. Hopefully it will survive!