#ScotchEXP {magnetic supply organization}

Aahhh January, a time for fresh starts and new beginnings! If you’re anything like me, the thought of organizing teaching supplies makes you a little giddy 😉 I have a fun, new way to organize the markers, crayons, pencils, etc. that you use when teaching a lesson in front of the class. Thanks to Scotch Expressions Tape, they are also really cute!
More often than not, I’m completing a step-by-step lesson with my class, and I misplace my black crayon. Sure, I could reach into the students’ crayon boxes and use one of theirs, but we all know how gross that can be 😉 So I wanted to come up with any easy way to store my teaching supplies and make them easy to access. I saw this idea on Pinterest and I knew it was it! Unfortunately, the magnetic containers that blogger used are no longer available, so I had to get creative! I found some little wooden boxes {with some seasonal snowflakes on them!} at my local craft store and I knew they’d do the trick!
I chose some cute and cheery Scotch Expressions Washi Tape {Pink Quatrefoil} and Scotch Expressions Magic tape {Circus, Classic Triangles, Orange, Turquoise}, found some glittery letter stickers and picked up a few strong magnets.
I decorated the “backside” of the wooden boxes since they were going to be the new front. I played around with the tape, and layered them over each other. I made sure to cover up the little holes at the top that once had string going through them.
I was a little advantageous at first using only one magnet, but found soon enough that it was not strong enough to hold both the box and the supplies inside of it!
So I peeled the magnet off the center, and glued four magnets to each corner instead. Much better!
I decorated three boxes and then added labels to the “front” using my glittery letter stickers.
I made boxes for markers, crayons and pencils. You can also make them for scissors, dry-erase markers, or even glue sticks!
Then I stuck them up on the white board, for easy access whenever I need them!
Organized and beautiful. Just the way I like it 🙂
This post is brought to you by Scotch®. All opinions are mine.


  1. Will you make me some?
    So CUTE!!!
    (PS does it also have a magnetic force that keeps kids from taking your supplies?)

  2. Great idea to make them magnetic. I chuckled when at it being gross to borrow a crayon from the class. I TOTALLY agree!! My teaching assistant always makes fun of me, so it is nice to hear another teacher say it!

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