Back to School DIY Teacher Tool Box 2


Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy shows you step by step how to create a teacher tool box that is perfect for back to school, using Tombow USA products. For more lettering and craft tips and tricks check out @renmadecalligraphy on instagram and renmadecalligraphy.com. Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy shows you step by step how to create a teacher tool box that is perfect for back to school, using Tombow USA products. For more lettering and craft tips and tricks check out @renmadecalligraphy on instagram and renmadecalligraphy.com.

Hey there, lovelies… it’s Lauren Fitzmaurice of Renmade Calligraphy here to show you a fun tutorial for creating a Teacher Tool Box that is perfect for back to school! I’m not only a letterer, but also an elementary teacher and this tool box has come in handy many times on my desk.  Not only do I know where items are, but my students have easy access to them as well.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy shows you step by step how to create a teacher tool box that is perfect for back to school, using Tombow USA products. For more lettering and craft tips and tricks check out @renmadecalligraphy on instagram and renmadecalligraphy.com.

STEP 1: CREATE COLORFUL CARDS

Begin by cutting the mix media paper to fit the inside front of the drawers.  These will be used to decorate the tool box from the inside.  Then, add color to match the theme of your classroom. Use the brush tip of the Tombow Dual Brush Pens to color a stripe on the bottom portion of each card.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy shows you step by step how to create a teacher tool box that is perfect for back to school, using Tombow USA products. For more lettering and craft tips and tricks check out @renmadecalligraphy on instagram and renmadecalligraphy.com.

Then, using a watercolor or water brush spread out the color to create a watercolor effect.  Let this dry and you will be ready to add some lettering.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy shows you step by step how to create a teacher tool box that is perfect for back to school, using Tombow USA products. For more lettering and craft tips and tricks check out @renmadecalligraphy on instagram and renmadecalligraphy.com.

STEP 2: ADD LETTERING

Once the cards have all dried, add lettering with the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen.  The lettering you add will help to label what is inside each drawer of the tool box. I chose to use a sans serif lettering style so that it looked fun and was easy for my students to read.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy shows you step by step how to create a teacher tool box that is perfect for back to school, using Tombow USA products. For more lettering and craft tips and tricks check out @renmadecalligraphy on instagram and renmadecalligraphy.com.

STEP 3: ADHERE CARDS TO DRAWERS

Adhere the cards to the inside of each drawer by running Tombow MONO Adhesive+ at the top of each stripe of color.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy shows you step by step how to create a teacher tool box that is perfect for back to school, using Tombow USA products. For more lettering and craft tips and tricks check out @renmadecalligraphy on instagram and renmadecalligraphy.com.

Make sure to spread out the colors as you place them into the drawers.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy shows you step by step how to create a teacher tool box that is perfect for back to school, using Tombow USA products. For more lettering and craft tips and tricks check out @renmadecalligraphy on instagram and renmadecalligraphy.com.

STEP 4: FILL THE TOOL BOX

Now it’s time to fill the tool box with awesome supplies that you’ll use all year.  While my desk is always overflowing with supplies, I have recently fallen in love with many Tombow USA products that I find myself using daily and encourage every teacher to stock up on, including MONO Adhesive DotsMONO Air Correction Tape, and an assortment of other Tombow adhesives.  Fill the tool box up with what ever you need quick access to and set the box right on your desk in a convenient location.  There you have it… the PERFECT back to school DIY Project.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy shows you step by step how to create a teacher tool box that is perfect for back to school, using Tombow USA products. For more lettering and craft tips and tricks check out @renmadecalligraphy on instagram and renmadecalligraphy.com.

I would love to see how you use this idea to create something awesome for the classroom! Share your work tagging @tombowusa and @renmadecalligraphy.

Happy Lettering!

Tombow Design Team Member Lauren Fitzmaurice


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