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So back to school time is approaching fast around here as we go back the first of next month. I had an idea for a school supplies tower that would be a fun gift for the teacher on the first day of school. Teachers always need school supplies and this is a super creative way to package those up for gift giving. Don’t worry this one is super easy to make!
I started by shopping my local Dollar General stores for school supplies. There is a ton of variety and I just started holding things together until I got an idea for a “tower” like shape.
You will also need to pick up Glue Dots and a sewing tape measure from Dollar General for this project. Otherwise it is school supplies and more school supplies.
The Glue Dots are important because they will come off easily once the teacher wants to disassemble your school supplies tower. However they will hold strong long enough to get this one to the classroom. I started with two large binders and I used glue dots to hold them closed and together.
We are going to add on pencils and glue sticks to the front of the binders. Again use those Glue Dots to stick everything in place.
Stack on top of your binders any types of school supplies that make sense for your gift and that will make a tower like shape.
You can use Glue Dots on anything that does not feel stable. I used them on the crayons on top. Now use that sewing tape measure to tie all of these school supplies together. NOTE: All of my small loose items went into the plastic box in the stack.
Now we are gong to make a rubber band bow. Divide a package of rubber bands into two stacks. Reserve out three band from these stacks. Use one of your reserved rubber bands to tie the two stacks together as shown below. I cut the rubber band in half to do this.
Use the other two reserved rubber bands to wrap around the middle and to tie the bow onto the package as shown below.
I also added a pinnacle to my school supplies tower with two bottles of glue on the top. Those are held on by Glue Dots only.
The opposite side from the rubber band bow will look as shown below with the tape measure running down the middle.
This school supplies tower is the perfect back to school gift for the new teacher. Be sure to pick up your school supplies for this project from Dollar General.