Since my kids started Kindergarten, they have looked forward to the day when they would have lockers. Now they all have lockers and what is more fun than to add a little bling to them to make your locker your own. The stores are full of all sorts of accouterments to fancy up a locker, but they also carry a fancy price tag.
I wanted to dress up my daughter’s locker without spending a lot of money. I was able to do this set-up for under $5. I gathered things I had around my house, took a quick visit to Hobby Lobby and a thrift store and let my imagination create. Look around for what you can re-use or recycle. I picked up the small frame from a thrift store for 50 cents. The can was from the recycle bin. I did use a small canvas that I had, but you could use some cardboard to paint artwork on.
Let it dry and then glue on a strong magnet with a strong adhesive. For your magnets: things that will be heavy like the pencil holder, you will need a strong magnetic, they can be found at Hobby Lobby (use your coupon!). For light weight items like the artwork, I used an advertising magnet I got in the mail. I cut it to size and glued it on.
I forgot to take pictures of the clipboard. I found this at Hobby Lobby. I modpodged on the paper and then while the modpodge on the top of the paper was still wet I added a scrap piece of burlap I had. Press it down firmly and it will adhere nicely. Do not put any modpodge on top of the burlap. It doesn’t need it. It is a great place to keep reminders, fun notes or pictures.
The picture frame, I painted to match the color scheme and added a fun picture. All these projects were simple, easy and fun, plus not expensive. A fun way to personalize your locker!