First I wanted to get the bins ready before going through my totes of memories I saved, so I began with hot glue-ing the ribbon around the top of the bins. This was actually REALLY easy I thought and I was so happy with how they turned out!!
Next I wrote each child's name on a chalkboard label (I made about 100 of these on an earlier date using chalkboard contact paper and a friends cricut machine) and applied one to each bin..Just what I had in mind =) I love when things go as planned ;)
Now it was time to put in the hanging folders and label them, I found that I did actually save alot of stuff of course from baby and toddler classes and preschool so I made one file for baby/toddler, then preschool, Kindergarden, 1st grade, etc. I have more then enough room in the bins to put everything in through at least 12th grade! They are so pretty and fun to look through that I can't take myself to take them out of my main level of my home yet and put them away!
I am very happy with how these turned out and now I have an organized spot to put those "special" memories that my kids bring home....