Second Grade Nest: Sprucing Up Plain Baskets

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sprucing Up Plain Baskets

While shopping at Staples, I found these baskets for 75 cents!! 3 of them for 75 cents, so of course I bought two packs! 

I had some Scotch tape brand Washi tape and I just decided to fancy it up. 

And since I spend so much time at my small group, I decided to use these cute new baskets at my small group area! 

These are my new "quick grab" buckets, which are things I'm constantly using in small group.
-Witch fingers
-Highlighting strips
-Teacher basket w/ post its and paper clips 

I will certainly be ordering WAY more Washi tape or Scotch tape's brand to do this more over the summer.
I love the way it looks! 

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  1. I have those same baskets! I am totally doing this!

  2. Oh how cute! I guess I know what I am buying at Michaels or Hobby Lobby on my next visit!

    First Grade and Flip Flops

  3. I love, love, love washi tape!! Pinning now! Mahalo for sharing!

  4. I love this Jessica! It's so fun to use washi tape and it can be addicting too.
    Teaching and Much Moore

  5. I have never used washi tape, Jessica. I think the baskets look totally transformed, and am putting washi tape on my next shopping run. Thanks.


  6. Brilliant! My little baskets can look so boring. I will definitely be getting some of that tape! Thank you for sharing!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  7. Cute! I love how much better they look after adding the Washi tape.

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple