Monday, August 4, 2014

Classroom DIY Crate Seats and Chart Stand

So excited to finally be linking up and showing the things I've been busy making for my room!
I finally made crate seats for my classroom!
I've been wanting to make them for awhile and just haven't gotten around to it.
I made 4 of them for my classroom library and love how they turned out. 
I bought the crates at Walmart for under $4.
Take the crate with you to Home Depot! 
The man I worked with was great and kept trimming it till it fit with enough room for my fabric. 
 I stapled on three sides pulling the fabric pretty tight. 
I flipped it over, stuffed it with poly fill, and stapled the last side down. 
I then attached another piece of fabric in a loop for a pull. 
TADA! I can't wait to use them!
I saw the coolest way to make your own chart stand using PVC pipes somewhere online.
I can't for the life of me find it now!
I've been wanting a way to hang my chart paper near my carpet area, but didn't want to spend a ton.
I was able to make this one for under $10.
It fits my largest chart paper.
I purchased two pieces of PVC pipe, two elbow connectors, and 4 T-connectors.
I used two 30" and two 40" pieces for the frame, plus the elbow and two T.
The Frame
I added two 2" pieces from the bottom of the T connectors and four 6" pieces for the stand.
I need to get ends for the legs because it slightly rocks without it.
I used old shower curtain rings to hold the paper.
I'm so excited to use this in my room!

I've been bury working on so many products for teachers pay teachers.
Focus Board Header!
I can't wait to put this up in my room this week!

ABC Apple Matching, Chalk Board Class Jobs, Number Clip Cards

Apple Number Clip Cards

Don't forget to check out TPT for their back 2 school sale!
You can find all these products and more in my TPT store for up to 28% off!

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  1. Well done! I love those crate seats but never have felt I had the "get up and go" to make them...yours are super cute! Makes me think...MAYBE... :)

    1. I felt like that for so long. I've been waiting to make them for two years! I was surprised with how quick and easy it was once I started!

  2. Love the PVC Chart hanger. I just might have to make one of those!

    1. You should! It was so easy. Now I just have to take it to school and find a place for it.

  3. This is an excellent tutorial. Thank you so much!! I made two. The first I used your exact measurements and the second I made slightly smaller. Both worked out perfectly.


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