Decorating Your School Locker
Next to decorating your bedroom, your tree fort, or your happy place, decorating your school locker is one of the most important ways to express your individuality and personality.
By: Gabriela Schmid
Some of us express our creativity by banging our heads against the locker door, which is expressive (dents can be expressive), but not so creative. Still, it feels so good when you stop. Others have a more subtle approach.
Girls seem to decorate their lockers more than boys. They put up pictures of celebrities, pets, friends, sports heroes, and AA Fueller dragsters. Boys see a more functional and practical use for their lockers: what better place to keep fermenting gym socks and science projects that used to be cheese sandwiches? In the same way that each of us is different, every locker is a unique expression and celebration of that difference.
How to Personalize a School Locker
1. Before you go nuts with the decoration, does your school have a locker decorating policy? Some schools are more open to your personal expression than others, so check to see what the rules at your school allow. It may come as a surprise, but some schools actually frown upon painting your locker with a rainbow of day-glo colours. Be prerpared.
2. Inside your locker, though, things are different; the world is yours. Choose a favorite theme and the colors or materials that you want use for the background. Check out materials for the background such as: wallpaper, painted canvas, fabrics, acrylic paint, wrapping paper, aluminum paper, mirror faux fur, and neon. Keep away from entrails.
3. You’ll need accessories:
4. Items to hang on the locker wall: wooden frames, mirrors, day planner, calendar, clock, pictures, photo collages, cell phone holder.
5. Clean the locker inside. First take all your stuff out and do some cleaning before you start to apply your chosen decoration. Anything that’s mouldy, appears to be a shape-shifter, or leaves a bad smell has to go.
6. Popular Locker themes are: music, movies, sports, beach, party, beach party, pink, space, super heroes, hockey, skating, boarding, library science, humour, the dark arts, 4-H, book club, mice, and motorcycle enthusiasm.
7. Above all, Have Fun!
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Spacelocker brings this nostalgic experience to cyberspace as a single place where you can personalize and organize online stuff. A new idea that's been with us ever since we started school, Spacelocker brings those good times back to Earth.