Posted: Feb 24, 2014 8:00 AM
Cure even the worst case of the Mondays by adding some cheer to your office space. These DIY office supplies will put a smile on your face as you go through your work day!
- Thumb tacks or push pins
- Artificial flowers
- Hot glue gun
- Snip the stems off of the artificial flowers.
- Heat up the hot glue gun, then put a dab of glue on the end of the push-pin.
- Press an artificial flower into the back of each push-pin.
Fabric-covered binder clips
- 1-inch binder clips (or larger)
- Cotton fabric
- Craft glue
- Paint brush
- Cut a strip of fabric that is the same width as the binder clip.
- Trim the fabric down so that it wraps around all 3 sides of the binder clip.
- In a small bowl, mix together a 50/50 solution of craft glue and water.
- Paint the craft glue on the binder clip, then lay the fabric over the top of the glue.
- Allow the glue to dry, then the binder clip is ready to use!
Hand-stitched pen cup
- Wire mesh pen cup
- Cotton yarn
- Yarn needle
- Cut a long piece of cotton yarn. Feed 1 end of the yarn through the yarn needle. Tie a knot in the other end of the yarn.
- Begin stitching along the mesh. You can stitch in a straight line, create an X-like cross-stitch, or any other pattern you can think of.
- Mix and match colors to make the design interesting.
- Once you are happy with the design, tie a second knot on the inside of the cup, then trim off any excess yarn.
Ribbon paper clips
- Large paper clips
- 1/2-inch (or smaller) ribbon
- Cut a 4-inch long piece of ribbon.
- Fold the ribbon in half, then slide the looped end through 1 end of the paper clip.
- Slide the 2 loose ends of the ribbon through the loop, then pull the ribbon tight.
- Cut off the ends of the ribbon at an angle.
- Repeat for any remaining paper clips.
DIY scrapbook paper note pad
- 12 x 12-inch scrapbook paper
- Binder clips
- Rubber cement
- Cut several sheets of 12 x 12-inch scrapbook paper into 4 x 4-inch squares.
- Stack the squares on top of each other, then clip the sides together with binder clips.
- Carefully paint rubber cement along 1 side of the stack of paper, then set it aside to dry.
- Once the rubber cement is dried, remove the binder clips and you are ready to use your DIY notepad.