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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I'm crafty, and you can be crafty too!!!

So I saw this idea on another blog.. and eek! For the life of me I can't remember which one (I'm only 23, this is not a good sign). So, if you recently posted about this tell me and I'll credit you!!

I went to Home Depot today and brought my crate in so the man could measure for the wood, two pieces turned out to only be about $6! My crates are form Target and they were about $5 each.

Then I went to JoAnn Fabrics and found the exact fabric I was looking for :) I bought 2 yards, which was plenty!! I also printed off this coupon which helped. 


I found these foam squares at JoAnn's as well; and some Elmer's Spray Adhesive (only a small 4 oz can for $4.95)

I'm lucky to have a handy dad, he cut the foam for me with an exact-o knife and I spray glued it on. Then I lined up my fabric and pulled it tight while he staple gunned it on! This whole process took only about 25 mins :) 

10 comments:

Kerry said...

I LOVE IT!!! I might just borrow your idea and make a couple for my classroom since there isn't much storage. Thanks for sharing! :)

Littlest Learners said...

I'm currently obsessed with these and it was nice to see HD will cut the wood for you.

❤Jodi from...
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Emily said...

These look great! I've been wanting to make some for a while. Do you remember what type of wood you used? Plywood? If so, how thick? I saw on another site that they paid a TON for the wood so I like your method of the $6 wood! :)

Tammy said...

Nice job! I am working on mine now. These seats are all over the pinterest site! It is my newest favorite site!
Tammy
Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

Keys4Education said...

Megan - thank you so very much for sharing with us your crafty creation. :)

Rachelle said...

Maybe it was me? I don't know because so many people have been doing this project! Yours look great!
http://whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com/2011/07/i-gave-in.html

Busy Bees said...

I have been seeing these the last couple of days. They look awesome.
BusyBees

Christie said...

Hey Megan! These stools turned out as cute as ever!!! I'm going to make mine out of animal print to match my door canopy. Thanks a bunch for stopping by my blog and sharing this great project!

Christie :)
First Grade Fever

Hopping Into First Grade said...

Your crate seats are SO cute! I love the polka dot fabric. I am thinking of working on this project before school. Thanks for the inspiration!

http://hoppingintofirstgrade.blogspot.com

Raintree said...

So cute. I made the exact ones last week for my room. The crates are a little cheaper at big lots only 3$. Also the foam can be purchased by the yard at Joannes and right now they are having a 50% off deal on it.........Just a little FYI in case you want to make more. I just went and made 5 more!! Oh also Lowes will give you the wood for free if you ask if they have any "scrap" plywood and that you are a teacher. :)

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