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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

DIY Color Box 1&2


I finally got around to making my own color tablets, I looked around at a few different blogs, and really liked the idea to put them on embroidery floss holders.  I grabbed a pack of 100 with a plastic case for storage for $6 at our local craft store, and then loaded up on some paint samples. I borrowed a friend’s square punch, and adhered them with permanent scrapbooking tape.
It was super easy to put them together, and will have a box 3 ready soon as well!
The original idea came from Life is Bella Blog, and can be seen here.  I think her holders are plastic, mine are paper, b/c that is all I could find.  But either way I’m very happy with the results!
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For those that do not know, Box 1 holds 2 each of colors red, yellow and blue; Box 2 holds 2 each of colors red, yellow, blue, orange, green, purple, brown, pink, gray, black and white.  For an at home version,  you don’t really need both Box 1 & 2, so I just combined them.
For more information on Color Boxes – Visit Living Montessori Now, she has a great post on DIY Color Tablets, including videos on presentation of color tablets.

4 comments:

  1. It's great to hear how easy these were to put together! I love how inexpensive yet attractive they are. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and added your post and photo to my DIY Color Tablets post at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/08/01/montessori-monday-diy-color-tablets/

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  2. Thank you for sharing, I love how they turned out. I already have a whole pile of those embroidery spools and some paint chips, I'm excited to make these. Do you know what size the square punch you used is? I would have to buy one but I'm not sure what size.

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  3. I love how they turned out!! I have a large stack of those embroidery floss spools I can use, just wanted to find out what size square punch you used?

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  4. Wow, I haven't seen color tablets since working at the Montessori. I don't know if any stores around here sell those embroidery floss holders, but I will have to look. They look so simple to make.
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing on Throwback Thursday Blog-Style. Your continued participation means a lot to me. I love seeing all these wonderful old posts.
    I can't wait to see what you share this week.

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