Never Lose Rubber Bands or Paper Clips Again!

Don’t you HATE when you are searching for a rubber band or paper clip and you can’t find one to save your life? 

OR I also am not a huge fan of opening my middle top desk drawer to find a bunch of them scattered all over the tray and loose so that every time I open or shut the drawer I can hear them clanging all around.  

How about a simple solution that will take you 10 minutes (plus drying time) to make?

Don’t you HATE when you are searching for rubber bands or paper clips and you can’t find one? A simple solution that will take you 10 minutes to make!

Here are the materials you will need to create your small supplies catcher.

Don’t you HATE when you are searching for rubber bands or paper clips and you can’t find one? A simple solution that will take you 10 minutes to make!
  • cardboard toilet paper tube
  • scrapbook paper of your choice
  • Modge Podge and foam paint brush
  • ribbon
  • scissors and tape

First, start with your toilet paper tube.

Don’t you HATE when you are searching for rubber bands or paper clips and you can’t find one? A simple solution that will take you 10 minutes to make!

Cut a piece of scrapbook paper a little wider and a little longer (much like if you were going to wrap the tube up as a gift).

Don’t you HATE when you are searching for rubber bands or paper clips and you can’t find one? A simple solution that will take you 10 minutes to make!

Then, you are actually going to wrap it up and seal it with Modge Podge.  After that, hot glue some ribbon borders on and add your supplies.

Don’t you HATE when you are searching for rubber bands or paper clips and you can’t find one? A simple solution that will take you 10 minutes to make!

Now you have a handy place to keep your rubber bands and paper clips so they don’t get lost. 

And the container is pretty enough to take with you to another classroom if you have a project to work on that requires paper clips or rubber bands. 

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You could leave it on your desk for easy access if you have room. 

Or you could tuck it in a desk drawer where the supplies might normally be, but smile every time you open the drawer now because you won’t hear any loose rattling going on now.

Need some free papers to print out and use? Grab them below.

Don’t you HATE when you are searching for rubber bands or paper clips and you can’t find one? A simple solution that will take you 10 minutes to make!

Enjoy and have fun organizing!

~Charity
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