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I found a cute teacher gift that can easily use available recyclables around the house:
Make Desk Top Organizers by Recycling Household Junk
By Sherri Osborn, About.com Guide
- A variety of Household Containers such as Tea Bag Boxes, Cereal Boxes, Frozen Juice Containers
- Wrapping paper
First, make certain that the containers are empty and clean. Then decide what household containers would work best for your office supplies. For example, a frozen juice can would make a good pen and pencil holder. A cereal box is the perfect size for holding papers. Smaller boxes, such as a box from tea bags, are good for holding paper clips and other smaller office supplies.
To decorate, place the containers on the wrapping paper. Cut enough wrapping paper to cover the container. Leave enough extra paper to tuck in or fold over the edges into the container.Carefully glue the paper to the container.
Allow plenty of time for the glue to dry before using your new desk organizers.
I suggest using small wooden round beads for the feet, the kind that are unpainted. You can paint them any color to fit in with your color scheme. A glue gun or super glue works the best when applying wooden objects.