I know the month of August can be stressful for parents getting their kids ready for back to school, but let's not forget to bask in the awesomeness that is school supplies. I cannot get enough school/office supplies, and this time of year at Target is like Christmas for me.
I went shopping and ended up with a ton of goodies for my DIY crafts and home office. Also, I'm giving away a $200 Target gift card (details at end of post) for YOU to get some back to school goodies.
As a DIY blogger, I appreciate this time of year because I buy school supplies to amp up my DIY arsenal with paint markers, twistable colored pencils, magnet letters/paper, printer paper, paper cutters, and colored pens galore for my planner.
I saved money on my purchases using Target's Cartwheel app which has back to school deals now through September, plus you can get a free $5 Target gift card when you buy $30 worth of school supplies or $10 when you spend $50.
The home decor lover in me loves incorporating beautiful and functional school supplies in my home office to be more organized. I've had this empty wall in my office, and I've been wanting a gallery wall for awhile, but I also wanted a marker board and cork boards to organize my projects and ideas.
The majority of the the items on the wall are from Target for this project, including two square cork boards, a marker board calendar, and a square marker board. Cute gold and white animal push pins, hook push pins, Bethany Mota tassels, magnetic locker paper, magnetic eraser, magnetic letters, and bright dry erase markers also came home with me. All of those accessories, paired with artwork I already had (including the gorgeous Oh Joy! Winkie print and floral print), finally brought my vision to life.
One cork board has my plans for the dining room makeover, and the other has ideas for the living room. The animal push pins, particular the unicorn one, make me so darn happy. It's the little things.
The whole gallery wall makes the office cheery, and the products from Target are truly what make this a functional gallery wall that is easy to change/adapt. The calendar helps me organize my editorial calendar for my blog, and I HOPE I'll be more productive using this system.
On the shelf nearest the gallery wall, I put my new dry erase markers, label paper roll, colored pencils, and my washi tape (which rest inside a turtle, also found at Target earlier this summer).
Target carries one of my most favorite lines of office/school supplies, Sugar Paper, which I've written about before. The Sugar Paper line has a distinct feminine feel, high end look, and is affordable.
I snagged up these items from their newest addition to the Sugar Paper line-up: magazine rack, fastener set, and file folders. The magazine rack fits in beautifully with my other office accessories.
It easily holds several magazines, plus some file folders that will hopefully encourage me to finally develop an effective filing system. The cloth is a leather-like material and the overall construction is high quality.
The fastener set comes with a small holder that makes it portable. You can see me checking out the Cartwheel app below to see what other deals are available. I love saving money!
I also discovered the Bethany Mota collection- Bethany is a popular YouTuber with a fun school supply collection perfect for any DIY/crafts lover. I love the cover of her spiral notebooks and journals, which feature a gorgeous design you can color yourself. I used this notebook as an excuse to buy new metallic markers, colored pencils and markers. I'll fill it in while watching TV this week as a way to relax and destress.
There's also clipboards and binders you can decorate and adorn with cute studs, tassels, stamps/ink pads and stickers from her collection. I bought the tassels to help with my color inspiration for my cork boards (and to color mark my vast collection of keys!), and the adhesive studs below I'll likely use to give some plain candles an edgy look for my fall decor. You could also use these to add a border to a frame or cork board for a custom look.
My Target experience was fun, like always, but I have to commend them for how well organized their back to school section is. There's color coded end caps/section that make it a breeze to find what you're looking for. In addition to all the cute stuff seen here, I also snagged a new paper cutter, copy paper, photo paper, laminating sheets, and double-sided tape for my crafting/gift wrapping.
My office definitely feels a bit more cheery, organized and glam with the addition of these school supplies. If being addicted to office supplies is wrong, I don't want to be right.
I'm sharing the love and giving away a $200 Target gift card to a lucky reader. Enter using the rafflecopter widget below- good luck! Giveaway is open until August 14 at 10 pm CST.
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