August 21, 2012

Embellish School Supplies with Washi Tape


Please tell me I’m not the only one who has a slight obsession with office supplies.  I could get myself into a lot of trouble in the back-to-school and office organization aisles at many stores.  There are SO many cute designs and options out there right now, but many times they’re just not cost effective.  Since I don’t want to sacrifice style for my budget, I picked up a bunch of office supplies at my local dollar store and gave them un upgrade with another one of my new obsessions: washi tape!

Washi tape is all the rage right now, and I got 2 packs of it in the office supply section of Target.  I also got some rolls from Downtown Tape online. (neither Target or Downtown Tape paid me at all for this … just sharing good products with you!)

I used items that I bought from the dollar store (file folders & rulers), and items I already had in my office (pens, notebook, note pad, expanding file).  No real tutorial needed – just some cute pictures!






Please tell me you’re going to try this!  It took me less than 30 minutes, and the possibilities are endless!  It would be perfect for getting kids excited to go back to school, or just to make some things cuter in your own office!

Have you used washi tape yet?  Anyone else just as obsessed as I am with office supplies?

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  1. I am obsessed!!! I love it!! Looks like I’m going to have to go to Target 😉

  2. love it on the pens, so fast but makes them go from boring to cute!! 🙂

  3. The guys are work are always stealing the things from my desk. They probably wouldn’t be so quick to grab my stapler if it was covered in cuteness!

  4. I love office supplies! What a great idea! I keep refusing to get a cart whenever I have to run into Wal-Mart or Target so I won’t buy any, but then I end up with an arm cramp from all the supplies I end up gathering and spend way too much money. Argh!

  5. I’m with ya! I can get crazy in the back-to-school aisle too! And we homeschool! So we don’t necessarily need all new stuff for everyone each year! And Washi Tape – oh my! I LOVE the stuff! I just bought several new rolls from Cute Tape online. Awesome stuff. So much fun. I have to hide it from my kids though or it’s gone before I know it.
    I really like what you did to the notebook – totally cool!

  6. This is so great! It’s a fun way to add to the excitement of school 🙂

  7. I. Need. Washi. Tape. Now. 🙂

  8. what a fun idea! especially lovin the decorated pens with washi tape!

  9. I am a school/office supply junkie! When I was a kid I couldn’t wait until the start of school to buy new crayons and notebooks. I was such a nerd that I even played “office” while most kids were playing “house.” Long story short, this idea is adorable. I also like the added bonus that my kids will know for sure which things belong to them. The notebook with the triangles is my favorite.
    Great work!

  10. These turned out great. I haven’t jumped on the washi tape bandwagon -but I’m getting tempted!

  11. Adorable! I just got my first order from Downtown Tape on Friday and see several patterns that I chose in your photos. I love everything about back to school and all the fun stationery products that you can find this time of year. They are defnitely a weakness for me!

    Thanks for showing another fun, simple way to make something prettier with Washi 🙂


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