This post brought to you by Scotch Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love back-to-school supplies. I’m not a very good organizer by nature, so getting new back-to-school supplies is really fun for me because it gives me a chance to get my act together. It’s been that way since I was young! Speaking of being young, I’m going to show you how to personalize school supplies, and it’s a great kids’ craft. I personally don’t want to pay a fortune for any of this stuff, so I have a secret – I buy plain surfaces and embellish them the way I like. This year I did it with Scotch Expressions Tapes.
If you haven’t seen these lovely tapes yet, here’s a glimpse. You can imagine that I squealed when I saw the patterns, because they are bright and fun. And I love bright and fun. And because they are awesome, Scotch Expressions Tapes are available in over 100 colors and patterns and four varieties—Magic Tape, masking tape, washi tape and shipping tape.
My favorite project of all of the personalized school supplies has to be the Dimensional Magic scissors. So that’s the first thing I’m going to show you how to make, but I’ll also show you the other projects I made as well.
Gather These Supplies
- Desk accessories and goodies – magazine holder, pencil holder, paper box, binder clips, scissors, dry erase board or whatever else you’d like to decorate with your tapes (they pretty much stick to anything!)
- Scotch Expressions Tapes in your choice of colors/patterns
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Craft knife
- Craft glue
I had no idea if the tape would stick to the binder clips – it did! The Expressions Tapes stuck to pretty much everything that I put them on. It was so fun!
My final project was to decorate the boring extra dry erase/magnet board that I had laying around. I think I know why I like the colors of the tape so much. Check out my pants and toenail color in the edge of the picture (I’m so predictable!).
Here are images of the finish projects:
So what do you think . . . are you a converted tape “artist” yet? With a few rolls of Scotch Expressions, you can decorate more school supplies than you could ever imagine.
These awesome tapes are available at office superstores and mass retailers nationwide, as well as online. Just head to ScotchBrand.com/EXP to find a store near you. It’s easy! Just type in your zip code. The prices are great . . . ranging from $2.50 – $5.99 (for 3 rolls).
One last thing - Scotch Brand is having Most Gifted Wrapper Contest (their 17th one!). Submit a video of your best gift wrap/tips before September 22 to be considered. You could win a trip to New York . . . and the first 50 valid entries will automatically receive a prize pack of the new Scotch Expressions Tapes! Learn more about the contest at MostGiftedWrapper.com.