Monday, August 23, 2010

Teacher's Table Trio Companion

Hi friends,
Today begins teacher gifts week at the blog-o! This is Day #1 & today's project is:
Teacher's Table Trio Companion
I made this to go with this trio box I made last year that I've had on my desk all year: (luuuv)

Here's the companion:
I have to admit that I'm not done embellishing it, sorry :( but you'll definitely get an idea of what it's about. It has a bottom drawer, a post it note holder (that you can make for regular post it notes or the pop-up kind), a calendar easel, pencil holder, and supply caddy. I think this will be a great addition to the Table Trio that will not take up too much space on my desk, and will be really handy to have :)
Here's a peek from the side:
And a peek from the back:
I've got a video tut going through the YouTube inner workings, so as soon as it's ready, I'll post it here. IT'S FINALLY UPLOADED!!! 
Hope you enjoy:

Here are the measurements:

Pencil Holder:
CS: 4 3/4 x 11"
Score: (4 3/4" side) 3/4" on 2 sides
(11" side) 1/4", 1", 3", 3 3/4", 7 3/4"

Post It Notes:
CS: 5 1/4" x 6 1/4"
Score: (5 1/4" side) 1" on 2 sides
(6 1/4" side) 1", 4 1/4", 5 1/4"

CS: 5 1/4" x 6 1/4"
Score: all sides 1"

Drawer Sleeve:
CS: 5 3/8" x 9 1/2"
Score: (5 1/4" side) 1" on 2 sides
(9 1/2" side) 4 1/4", 5 1/4"

Caddy Box:
CS: 5" x 5 3/8"
Score: (5" side) 2", 3"
(5 3/8" side) 1" on 2 sides

You can send it alone & let the teacher fill it with her/his own goodies or send it along filled with goodies to get started :)

I created & printed the calendar sheets & cut them up to attach them to a basic easel.

Download Calendars here:
2010 Calendar

2011 Calendar

This has several components, but it is not hard to do. You can also add more drawers to the bottom for more goodie space.

Aaaaand because I'm nearing 100,000 hits to my blog (Good Googly Moogly!!!) I thought I'd give away some of my fav teacher goodies! I'll be revealing one of the items each project day. On the last day of projects, I will list the whole prize package! Today, the Teacher goodie going in the bag will be:
TGF Teacher Anya Rubber Stamp- luuuuuv her! She's the cutest ;)
All you have to do is leave a comment for all the back to school projects this week- simple, right! I'll remind you at each project post so you don't miss your chance to win some of my fav teacher things!

If You Tube is not cooperating, I will just post photo tuts- so I hope no one minds too much. Also please let me know which team you're on: Team Video tut or Team Photo tut- which do you prefer? & why? Is either one OK with you? That will help a lot!

Thanks so much for peeking & thanks for being so patient :)
Gotta Go!


  1. Karli, what a great project! This would be perfect for anyone's desk or craft space. You are so creative.

  2. These are adorable Karli. I love your creativity. What a wonderful gift this would be for a teacher.

  3. I loved that box last year, haven't tried it yet though. And the new coordinating desk set rocks. Can't wait to see the tut (either version is fine with me, I'm flexible). I was eagerly awaiting these teacher gift ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh, I just love this project! Who doesn't need a pretty way to organize desk essentials? Can't wait for your video so I can make one for my office and home.

    PJ(Jessie Adams)

  5. Fantastic... Great idea and what a great gift...:)

  6. Awesome Karli. Love those Hello Kitty pencils ;)

  7. what a wonderful teacher (or anyone who uses a desk) idea! thanks for sharing all the deets as well as the calendars! I love these kinds of projects - off to check out the rest of your blog!

  8. So cute! I'm always looking for things to make for my kids' teachers! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas and the tutorials.

    Btw..I'm on team video tuts. I find easier to understand when I can see someone doing it as opposed to just words and pics.

  9. What a fantastic project! Thank you for sharing. I am imaging other desk ideas cannot wait to create!

  10. Such a cool project! And I love that stamp!

  11. I just stumbled onto your blog and LOVE all the teacher gift ideas! Can't wait to make time and watch the video - and to see the rest of the projects. Thanks so much!

  12. awesome! These will come in handy. I am off to try and make 2 - after I find your tut on that coll pop-up post it holder. Thanks! Great video.

  13. I love the Hello Kitty pencil! Thanks for sharing.

  14. where do you come up with these ideas. this one is amazing and the video tutorial is great.

  15. This is awesome! You have such wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing.
    Lorraine P.

  16. I loved your project from last year and made quite a few of them for friends. So I'm beyond thrilled to see your companion project!!
    Great job and it was a fantastic video.


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