{Drumroll Please} and the BIG WINNERS are…

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And now…for the moment we’ve all been waiting for…the WINNERS!

 Winner of the #1 Room MakeOver Giveaway Prize Package valued at $1,519 is:

Jenni Wilson Heath who likes Someday Crafts on Facebook

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Jaimee Dart Ulmer who likes How to Nest for Less on Facebook

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Washi Tape Desk Supplies

Does anyone else have a teensy tiny crush on washi tape? At first I was a little timid about this “fad”, but now I’m kinda loving all the possibilities of this little decorative tape.

washi tape desk suppliesSo what’s my latest project? Washi tape covered desk supplies that I picked up from Target a couple months ago. I simply loved the chevron on the inside when I spotted these and knew I could spruce up the plain old outside.

washi tape your desk suppliesWell after this stuff sitting around my house for the past couple months, my daughter asked if she could have them for the desk in her bedroom to store all her markers and papers. So to breathe some life into these brown paper mache desk supplies I dug out the washi tape I had purchased on clearance from Michael’s. And…


desk supplies with washi tapeI just simply rotated the colors of the washi tape as I went around the desk supplies. To get an even edge, I cut the ends with a pair of scissors. Also, to keep the tape down and give it some long term shelf life, I gave the entire pen holder and letter holder a quick coat of matte Mod Podge.

washi tape wrapped desk supplies

desk supplies washi tapePretty easy 5 minute project, right?

And now we have the perfect place to store my budding artist’s supplies to go with the desk and chair I painted for her last year. Yep, she has quite the set up for a 5 year old.

painted kids desk and chair

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