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•These Circular Black and White Number Labels are sized to perfectly fit on the ends of the baskets from Dollar Tree pictured in the article, “Going Deskless? What to Do With all of the Stuff.” They will also fit on the book bins sold at Really Good Stuff or the ones pictured from Target Dollar Spot. The circular labels include numbers 1 - 30.
•You can print these on regular weight paper or even cardstock. Cut them out along the circle shape after printing.
•You can use Modge Podge to immediately adhere these to either your baskets or your boxes; however, due to the heavy usage of either and the fact that the baskets are more pliable, it is likely that the labels will start to un-adhere from the surface. This should not be a problem with the book boxes, but you will need to experiment. If you choose this option, be sure to paint a layer of Modge Podge over the labels to protect them. Jody Durgin of Clutter-Free Classroom has a nice that demonstrates this technique.
•I recommend cutting the shapes out and then laminating them. I prefer the sheets of self-sticking lamination that you can purchase at K-Mart, Wal-Mart, or Target. It is typically thicker than the laminate that is found on the machines at school. Once you have laminated the numbers and cut them out (again), use duct tape to adhere them to the baskets. I have tried packing tape for this purpose, but duct tape gets the job done. I bought a roll of duct tape at the local hardware store and did not purchase an “off” brand.
•If you decided to go the Modge Podge route and find that the numbers peel off, you can always take a wet cloth and wipe the glue residue off of the plastic basket. You can either choose to Modge Podge another number or you can laminate a replacement number and use duct tape.
•I have not experimented with a hot glue gun for fear of melting the laminant. You can try this idea out with the leftover scraps of laminant before applying to the numbers.
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Thanks so much for downloading! ~Elizabeth