I love school supplies. I mean REALLY love them. I love shopping for new school supplies. I love the smell of new school supplies. I love commercials about school supplies. I love using new school supplies. (My love for brand new school supplies may or may not have been a factor in my career choice to become a teacher. :))
I took the bird school supply shopping recently and we got all kinds of great stuff. She loved it as much as I did. Like mother like daughter! I think her favorite was the Duck Tape® display at Walmart, though. Oh, yes, Duck Tape® IS a school supply. 🙂 There are so many new patterns and colors. It’s almost irresistible! I kind of wanted all of them. I ended up with 7 rolls! Lucie was very drawn to all of the animal prints! Not sure what that means about her personality?!
I also stinking love Duck Tape®. I love it so much that when I was little I used to sneak into my dad’s workshop and use his entire Duck Tape® supply for making things and tinkering. He got tired of always being out of tape so for my 6th birthday I opened up a GIANT roll of my very own! 🙂 Best present ever! True story. I will never forget it. He has given me Duck Tape® as a birthday present several times since then, too! It’s always plain gray and I always love it! I know that’s such a strange gift for a 6 year old! I’m such a weirdo.
But, now they have so many fun prints. I knew Lucie and I would come up with something cool for back to school with our new tape.
We decided to use our pretty Duck Tape® stash to embellish and decorate our school supplies. We made our own matching folders, pencils, notebooks and pencil cases!!
The bean got into it too. We covered all kinds of things.
It was so easy. Just choose your color and pattern and get covering. I used a solid mixed with a pattern. The composition book was simple. It was on sale, and the sticker wouldn’t come off….why do they do that? Nothing a nice protective layer of Duck Tape® can’t fix. For the pencils we just rolled them over the tape. Easy Peasy. I love the way it all turned out. So cute. Can’t wait to start using them all.
Ahhhhh, new school supplies AND Duck Tape®. I’m in love.
You can follow @DuckBrand and get all kinds of creative ideas and inspiration and you can buy Duck Tape at Walmart anytime.
What will you create? 🙂