Shopping for school supplies can be fun, but it can be expensive. And of course, the prettier the supplies the more you end up spending. Fortunately, that doesn’t need to be the case if you use some of these simple glam school supply hacks!
Kids love shopping for their school supplies. And of course, they are often drawn to the items that are not plain, but rather have characters, designs or other features to make them unique. As much as you would like to get them, they are rather expensive.
That is where I come in. I wanted to create some fun school supplies that would not cost a fortune but still allow your child’s personality to show on through.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN GLAM SCHOOL SUPPLIES
You can turn any old scotch tape into a fun, and personalized tape with just a piece of scrapbook paper, and some scissors!
Disassemble your tape. Remove the roll, and then remove the paper insert.
Trace that paper insert on the back of the paper you want to use. Make sure you flip the paper insert from the tape to be upside down too. Trace it with a pencil and cut it out. Put the paper back in the dispenser and then add your tape and you’re done!
Look how pretty that is! You didn’t have to pay extra for special, designer tape, but you have customized, adorable tape that took five minutes and next to no money!
Notebooks are pretty boring for the most part. And, the ones with the glitter and designs are rather pricey. Here’s how to glam up your notebooks a no cost at all!
Use a sharpie (we used gold!) and some cookie cutters to transform these notebooks from plain to glam in no time!
See how fun these turned out to be? Just a few minutes, and some cookie cutters, and these were totally transformed! Let the kids decorate their own, even, and their notebooks will be a work of art!
Even staples come in fun colors these days! But, don’t spend a fortune buying them – make them yourself!
Colored staples are my weakness. I don’t know why, but I always want to buy the brightly colored staples that cost four times as much. No more! Use a sharpie, any color, and just color those staples! Look how much they look just like the ones from the store!
Binders get super expensive, super fast. Stick with the plain binders, and add a fun customized paper insert that will glam up any binder in an instant.
Yellow pencils can be SO boring! Make your own washi tape pencils in just minutes! Get creative and have fun with lots of different ideas!
It is important to label your kids’ items. You can create custom labels through sites such as Mabel’s Labels and apply them to anything and everything. But, if you are on a budget, something simple works too!
Rather than use a sharpie to write your child’s name on things, you can print out this label to use instead! It works perfectly on books, lunchboxes and more!! Use tape to apply it to a notebook or binder or find a luggage tag and attach it to your child’s backpack!