I have gone through and written down a detailed list of what is in each of my large cabinets so that I can glance at the list every week or two as a reminder of what I have stored away and so that I will have a tangible list of where everything is kept.
Now...I could just leave things at that and be on my merry way, but where is the fun in that?
Cue the cute cabinet numbers.
I got this idea from Style Me Pretty for pinwheels and then I put my own vintage twist on them.
Their steps are wonderful and easy to follow.
I basically took two accordion strips that measured 3"x12" (before they were folded) to make my pinwheels.
My secret tip is that I actually folded a 6"x12" strip and then cut the strip in half (hot dog style) to get my two 3"x12" strips. Less folding.
After I had the four lovely pinwheels made, I cut out four circles from an adorable blue flower patterned paper.
They looked like the perfect circle to pinwheel ratio.
Next I cut out the numbers 1-4 out of some simple brown cardstock and adhered them to my circles with some glue. I also adhered the circles to my pinwheels with glue, but I think I will apply them again with either a hot glue gun or some glue dots.
Aren't they darling? Don't you just love that vintage paper? I wanted the vintage paper look without causing harm to a book. I found some perfect vintage looking paper at Joann's for 4/$1.00.
The big question is...was it worth it? Because I already had the other supplies besides the four pieces of vintage looking scrapbook paper, this project cost me one dollar and took about 30 minutes to make.
I would say definitely worth it.
(Plus, if I ever decide to ask a student to grab something out of a cabinet for me, I can just tell them a number instead of saying "second from the right" or something like that. This will save me 1-2 seconds every time!)
(No, I am not that OCD about my time...)