Wednesday, September 5, 2012

* Making Over Boring School Supplies With Colorful Washi Tape!

This is the perfect time of year to take advantage of back to school 
clearance sales on school and office supplies.
 I always stock up on new glue and markers in August and September. 
Yes, I hoard office products and art supplies.

Earlier in August, we shared our washi tape wrapped pencil makeover with you.
Boring pencils before washi tape makeover.

Adorable after of re-made (embellished) pencils!

The girls have really been enjoying our washi tape and colored skinny masking tape supply.
I recently spruced up my home office and decided I needed to make over
some boring office supplies (especially my file folders!) 

For the glue bottles and glue sticks, I just peeled off the wrappers.

And added some colorful tape!

See my plain boring file folders. 
Add a few stripes of colorful washi tape and...

Ahh....that's better. Cute, right?!
I wrote the file names in black sharpie on the tape and now I can easily change
my labels by pulling off the tape and adding a new piece on the tab!
I got my washi tape on Etsy and online but you can find it at the craft store now too
in the scrapbooking and sticker departments. 

I believe Elmer's glue is even making some now -- 
I should have asked them to pay me for this little makeover idea with their glue bottles!

I wrapped a glue bottle, a ruler, and a tiny notebook from the dollar store.

Everything is better in my world 
with rainbows and happy patterns!

Pink and Green Mama

Helpful Tip: I recommend wrapping pencils and darker notebooks
with a bit of plain masking tape first to help the transparent washi tape show up better
(and hide ugly printed words and patterns) 

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