6/30 | Duct Tape School Supplies

School is right around the corner! This is a bittersweet time of year for me and I am sure it is for you as well. Its sad that summer is coming to an end but on a happier note, the start of school also means new school supplies! Can I get a “heck yeah!”? There is something so magical about going to school with all crisp notebooks and pens without chew marks. However, the generic supplies from the store are so boring.. blah. Today I’ll be showing how you can take those binders, notebooks, and pens and make awesome and personalized supplies with Scotch® Duct Tape! You’ll have the whole class jealous.

For this tutorial you will need:

  • Scotch® Duct Tape in Violet Purple,
  • Hot Pink and
  • Chalkboard
  • a binder
  • a notebook
  • a pen

Other tools that would be good to have are scissors, crazy scissors, a piece of copy paper and a piece of chalk.

We are going to start with the notebook. Start by placing pieces of the Hot Pink Duct Tape onto the cover. I found it looks a lot cleaner if you place the pieces directly next to each other without overlapping them.

Once you have covered the whole note book open the cover up and cut the corners in a diagonal.

Then fold in the excess tape.

Now to make the chalkboard label! I thought it would be really fun to bring out my crazy pattern scissors from my childhood. I love how easy it was to achieve this fun shape label. All you have to do is cut around the edges of a piece of Scotch Chalkboard Duct Tape with the crazy scissors.

Peel the backing off the Chalkboard Duct Tape and place it on the notebook. As you can see I also added a piece of tape along the spine and 2 little pieced on the outer corners to add a little more interest! I love how you can just take a piece of chalk and write the class on the label! So fun!

You are going to use the exact same process to cover the binder. But I thought that instead of a chalkboard label on my binder, that I would personalize it and add my initial! Monograms are so popular these days! I just drew a big “C” on a piece of copy paper and cut it out.

Then you’ll want to cover the cut out letter with Violet Purple Duct Tape.And then cut from the edge of the tape into the letter at about every half inch. Then fold the little tabs in and watch the letter take shape!

Adhere the letter to the front of your Duct Tape covered binder and you have a personalized and fashionable binder for the new school year!

Put The whole set together and you have an awesome pile of awesome school supplies!! Oh and the pen was so easy, all you do is wrap it in Duct Tape and add a few small stripes if you want! Easy peasy!

Make sure to check out Scotch Brand Duct Tape’s Facebook page HERE for lots of other amazing projects and their back-2-school contest! Follow the program hashtags too! #TapeOn #Contest

I am proud to be a 3M- sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate products from Scotch® Duct Tape. Opinions are my own and additional product used in the project were selected by me.

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