I made my first Teacher Toolbox last year, and LOVED it! In fact, my first TPT product was the label set that I had created for my toolbox. I wish I knew who to credit with the original idea, but I have no idea (aside from that it was on Pinterest). I used the (affiliate link) Stack-on 22-drawer organizer, and spray painted it to match my classroom.
The original directions I read said to use double sided tape to attach your labels inside the drawers, so that's what I did. It worked fine for a little while, but by the end of the year, my toolbox looked like this:
I kept reading that people Mod Podged theirs on, but I was worried about the ink bleeding since I printed on my inkjet printer. A little internet research was all it took to find an easy, and FREE solution!
HAIRSPRAY!Yep, the solution was right on my bathroom counter. Before you cut the labels apart, spray the entire page with a light coat of aerosol hairspray. This will seal in the color.
The rest of the process is really simple:
Press the label onto the inside of the drawer. Don't worry if it doesn't go on straight, you have a couple of minutes to reposition the label before it starts to dry.
[UPDATE: Three years later, my toolbox still has these same labels, and they still look like new!]
If you like my Teacher Toolbox Labels, both of these and a dozen other color/pattern options are in my TPT Store. Click on the photo below!