Monday, August 13, 2012

Locker Accessories

My oldest is starting middle school.  I have been in denial.  He's been looking forward to it since the end of 4th grade.  Me?  Not so much!  I have actually been sick to my stomach for the past 2 weeks just thinking about it.  This will be the first time I won't walk him to class, meet his teachers, see his desk, etc.  He's going to be doing so much on his own.  I'm pretty sure he's ready.  I'm just not sure I am.  (sniff, sniff)

Anyway, one of the things he's most looking forward to this year is having a locker.  He wanted some really cool (do the cool kids call things cool?  I need to figure out the lingo) accessories to hang up in his locker.  After seeing this post from Tausha at Sassy Style I was inspired to do a little something with the boring things we found at the store.

I started with an inexpensive magnetic storage box and dry erase board (that opens up to reveal a 3 way mirror) from Walmart and some washi tape. (Please excuse the poor pictures.  We didn't even start this project until 8:00 the night before the first day of school.)

When I first asked my son if I could decorate his things he got a very worried look on his face and asked what kind of decorations?  I think he was picturing flowers and unicorns.  But then I pulled out the decorative tape and showed him my plan, he was all for it.  He chose red and blue.

He was pretty happy with the way the storage box turned out. 

There wasn't a lot I could do with the dry erase board so I just wrapped the pen up with some tape and wrote some messages on the board.

He also wanted some magnets for hanging papers and such so I dug through my stash and came up with these chipboard pieces, which I then hot glued magnets to the back.

My boy is so excited to hang his new accessories up in his locker at Middle School.  I wish I could see his locker.  (sniff, sniff) I'll guess I'll have to ask him to take a picture.  


  1. Love this!I actually need to go and pick up this pencil holder because my genius idea spills every time she shuts her locker. Whoops!
    I love that you made these for your son! So clever and totally not girly!!
    I am going to share this on my FB page. Everyone should know how awesome you are!

    Have a happy day!

  2. Nowadays everything is sick, oh that movie was so sick, your kicks (sneakers) are so sick!! At least that's how it is here in Maine!! But they understand cool still.

  3. Thanks for sharing beautiful accessories for locker. I was searching these type of locker accessories from few days. I need some locker accessories urgent because my kid wants these fast. So your post helps me a lot to find accessories easily and I can do this at my home and my kid likes your accessories so much.

  4. Where did you get that mirror because I, for the life of me cannot find this anywhere online. But at least i have a reference photo better than my mind to help me find it.


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