Must Have School Supply Items from Target for the DIY Blogger

A huge thanks to Target for asking me to collaborate with them to showcase the fab school supplies they have right now and for sponsoring a $200 Target gift card giveaway! Affiliate links are used in this post.

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.

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

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.

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

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.

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

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).

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

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.

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

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.

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

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!

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

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.

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

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.

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

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.

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

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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  1. Normagrace Flores
    August 8, 2016 / 4:05 am

    Beautiful as always….August is my Christmas because of all the school supplies…. Normagrace

  2. Sharon
    August 8, 2016 / 4:06 am

    Your office looks so good! I have serious office envy and really need to kick my family out of the shared office/den so I can make a girly glam space like yours! Target is my weak spot and the Sugar Paper collection is my favorite–I have the striped planner and will add some more supplies when I go to Target this week. Danger Zone!

  3. Normagrace Flores
    August 8, 2016 / 4:07 am

    Beautiful as always. August is my Christmas because of all the school supplies…

  4. Ebony S
    August 8, 2016 / 4:07 am

    Wonderful Monica! I really love the turtle, I need that for my home office as well! xoxo, The Vogue Room

  5. Loyda J
    August 8, 2016 / 4:10 am

    I always enjoy your decorating tips! I have a small spare bedroom I'll be using as a study. I'll definitely use your blogs as inspiration!

  6. Candy @ Mommypalooza
    August 8, 2016 / 4:12 am

    oh my!! You are so inspiring! Wish my workspace looked like that. Truthfully, Target is THE only place I shop for my kids' supplies (8 years and counting!), but I'd love this gift card for myself!! 🙂

  7. The Apple Girl
    August 8, 2016 / 4:13 am

    Always enjoyed your decorating tips and blogs! I'll be getting my inspiration from this one to decorate my small spare bedroom to study

  8. Iris Watts
    August 8, 2016 / 4:32 am

    Love this Monica! I've been eyeing that file holder for a coupe of weeks now. I think I'm going to pick one up now!!

  9. Margarita Fuentes-Saenz
    August 8, 2016 / 4:33 am

    My daughter loves markers and Target has some amazing ones like the Yoobi™ Mini Color & Glitter Color Gel Pens. First thing in the shopping list for school supplies

  10. Amy
    August 8, 2016 / 4:34 am

    I love the cute notebooks that they offer!

  11. Christina Coker
    August 8, 2016 / 4:42 am

    Those animal pushpins are too cute!! I have serious home decor envy everytime I see your pics!

  12. Christina Makri
    August 8, 2016 / 8:59 am

    I always admire your decoration skills. I am a big fan of yours. I wish I can win the gift cards because here in Greece we have not such beautiful office supplies. I do not care to pay shipping expenses. Have a wonderful week and thank you for the opportunity.

  13. Mayra Rodriguez-Estilo Familiar
    August 8, 2016 / 9:58 am

    I love how you combined your artwork with the cork squares and the other boards. Lovely idea!

  14. Marisa H
    August 8, 2016 / 10:49 am

    I love your office. Its so cute & inspiring. You can never go wrong with Target!

  15. imbigwillie
    August 8, 2016 / 11:32 am

    I like the notebooks.

  16. Bohemian Babushka
    August 8, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    Never really thought of Target as a homeoffice sort of place, but you've got me wanting to go and check it out!! Very cute,quirky,classic office que tienes- especially love that elephant corkboard pin. Gracias for the Giveaway, will certainly be entering. BB2U

  17. [email protected] Stroll Thru Life
    August 8, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Love the new additions to your office, that magazine rack is something I need.

  18. farrinannegus
    August 8, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    Have I told you lately how much I adore your sense of design? Because I do. Your office is fabulous! I want my classroom to look like this!

  19. kellyr78
    August 8, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    I like the Sugar Paper File Folder Set. This would help us stay organized!kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

  20. Julie Wood
    August 8, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    We like the Crayola Markers that are on sale for .99 right now. And we like the glitter glue and stickers.

  21. Veronica Rouse
    August 8, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    I love your office! It's gorgeous! My favorite supplies from target….notebooks! They have the best designs.

  22. Melissa
    August 8, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Your office is beautiful. I love the gold accessories!

  23. Binaebi Akah
    August 8, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    I am OBSESSED with sticky notes! I love the traditional pale yellow, the lined, the small squares in bold colors, the to do list variety… I've even found some that that are lined with tabs on the side so you can take notes in books. I have the Cartwheel app as well.. they've helped me save so much money on all those Threshold seagrass baskets I've been buying to keep my office/bathroom/living room organized!

  24. Celeste Pollock
    August 8, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    Everything you do inspires me!!!

  25. Celeste Pollock
    August 8, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Everything you do inspires me!

  26. Anonymous
    August 8, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    It's Ro—it wouldn't let me sign into my other Google acct! Lol Forget the kids…I'm going supply shopping for me! I love love your turtle!

  27. ClarissaBelen
    August 8, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    I love Target's Nate Berkus office supply line! Completely unnecessary to own a metallic gold stapler, but I WANT so much!

  28. Shayna Brookman
    August 8, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    I LOVE THE SELECTION OF KIDS BACKPACKS AT TARGET. MY SON WANTS THE Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Backpack 🙂 I also love that if you spend $30 on school supplies you get a $5 gift card !

  29. Betsy Barnes
    August 8, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    My favorite school supply item at Target is the Bethany Mota collection. Her spiral notebooks and journals are really cool, plus, you can color the covers!

  30. Elena
    August 8, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    I love their notebooks

  31. Pink and Green Mom
    August 8, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    I love the fastener set from Sugar Paper. There is also a pair of Eiffel Tower scissors I want too!Erika W. (on rafflecopter)

  32. Rocio Chavez
    August 8, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    I'm loving that Bethany Mota collection, especially the stud adhesives. So cool and as always I love how you incorporated it all into your space 😀

  33. Tammy Shelton
    August 8, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    My favorite is the marker board calendar.

  34. Stephanie M
    August 8, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Looks great! I loooooove colored pens!! My fave school supply item is the Mead 5-star notebook. I still buy one just because. 🙂

  35. Elle
    August 8, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    I like their different shelving and desk organizational tools.

  36. Rose-Marie
    August 8, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    I love the cork boards – these are attractive and conducive to pinning things you need to keep in mind, and putting things you like to see!

  37. Jessica To
    August 8, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    I like and need the Marker Board Calendar to keep everything straight this school year!

  38. lindilala
    August 8, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    the turtle is so adorablelinda!

  39. steve weber
    August 8, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I'm loving those animal pushpins! my nieces would enjoy those.

  40. arress
    August 8, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    I love the notebooks and pushpins!

  41. Naomi
    August 8, 2016 / 11:55 pm

    Super dope office!

  42. Natalie
    August 9, 2016 / 12:44 am

    I love your decorating style! My favorite is the Sugar Paper Magazine Rack – Cloth with Gold Rack!

  43. Rachel Griesmer
    August 9, 2016 / 1:20 am

    The notebooks!

  44. Mary Cloud
    August 9, 2016 / 1:28 am

    I love the animal push pins – they're so unique and different

  45. Shelly Peterson
    August 9, 2016 / 2:15 am

    I like the Bethany Mota spiral notebooks. I usually buy all my school supplies at Target.

  46. Lauren
    August 9, 2016 / 3:32 am

    I like the Sugar Paper magazine racks.

  47. Kimberley Thompson
    August 9, 2016 / 3:35 am

    I love all of the gold accents. I also love the cute push pins.

  48. Lourdes
    August 9, 2016 / 4:02 am

    I truly enjoyed reading your decorating tips, and what I love are the Bethany Mota n Notebooks.

  49. Amy Maclure
    August 9, 2016 / 10:29 am

    I love the notebooks and blank journals with all the pretty colors!

  50. Kelly Tupick
    August 9, 2016 / 11:08 am

    I like the sturdy binders that they offer. Always need binders for classes.

  51. Hope Stakes
    August 9, 2016 / 11:44 am

    I love all their cute binders and notebooks!

  52. Taylor
    August 9, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    Love the decorative push pins!

  53. reFresh reStyle
    August 9, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    Love it all! Those adhesive studs are crazy awesome, so many options!

  54. Taina
    August 9, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Love those animal push pins. Your decorations are always beautiful.

  55. Stephanie
    August 9, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Love those animal pushpins from Target!

  56. Mami2jcn
    August 9, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    I like the Bethany Mota spiral notebooks.

  57. Bridgett wilbur
    August 9, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    I just love there notebooks and there glitter glue.

  58. Kim Kihega
    August 9, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    I really like their notebooks and marker board calendar!

  59. alena
    August 9, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    my daughter love their dresses she will wear from back to school and also supercute notebooks with matching folders.

  60. Tracie Michelle Cooper
    August 9, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    I love the animal pushpins and the sugar paper file folder set!

  61. Unknown
    August 9, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    I love the magazine rack!

  62. Unknown
    August 9, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    I love the magazine rack!

  63. ellie
    August 9, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    I love those Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils.

  64. Natasha Lamoreux
    August 9, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    I love the Target brand notebooks and highlighters.

  65. Lynne
    August 10, 2016 / 12:07 am

    Just found your blog and love it! I'm a teacher so I would love the paint markers, colored pencils, washi tape, and cork boards! Thanks for the ideas!!

  66. T
    August 10, 2016 / 12:10 am

    Your office setup is amazing! I love it, it is so perfect, fresh and inspiring! I like Targets notebooks, they are always a good price, and those animal pushpins are so fun!(Tammy Horn)

  67. Lynne
    August 10, 2016 / 12:11 am

    I'm a teacher so I love the markets, colored pencils, marker board and washi tape! Thanks for your ideas!

  68. Anonymous
    August 10, 2016 / 1:52 am

    This looks fabulous! I am a first year SPED teacher. I love felt tip flare pens and my students need binders!!Carley Weld

  69. Amanda S.
    August 10, 2016 / 2:30 am

    Beautiful! I am a sucker for the cute design folders!

  70. Janice
    August 10, 2016 / 2:33 am

    I love the cute spiral notebooks that you can decorate. That makes it fun!tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

  71. Anonymous
    August 10, 2016 / 3:58 am

    The gold and white animal push pins are the cutest. Jenn G.

  72. Lori Jean
    August 10, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    I just love the animal pushpins!So talented, I just loved reading this!Lori Jackson

  73. Jessica Naca
    August 10, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Both me and my kindergarteners are both going to school! What I would really need is a marker calendar board to keep up with our list of to-dos! Thanks for the giveaway! PS my FB last name: Forbes

  74. 1froglegs
    August 10, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    WE get pens and paper primarily at Target. Our kids also pack their lunch, so they love picking out their lunchboxes.

  75. Thomas Murphy
    August 10, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    I like the Bethany Mota Color Your Own Geometric Notebook. rounder9834

  76. Thomas Murphy
    August 10, 2016 / 9:06 pm


  77. Birdie Bee
    August 10, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    I love the Sugar Paper magazine rack.

  78. Kim
    August 11, 2016 / 12:05 am

    I absolutely love the little mini Sharpie pens they have this year and the green folders with the glitter gold dots. They knock it out of the park every year really.

  79. Julie
    August 11, 2016 / 3:56 am

    the kids backpacks are definitely my favorite

  80. Neiddy Ruiz
    August 11, 2016 / 4:42 am

    I like the journals and notebooks Target has, so pretty and affordable. Thanks for the chance to win! GOD blessLeidy Ruiz – rafflecopter form

  81. Kristen
    August 11, 2016 / 4:42 am

    I like the Green Inspired Wire O Notebook Inspired Landscape.

  82. Tina Woo
    August 11, 2016 / 7:38 am

    I love the color-coordinated items Target carries – it's fun to put together an overall orange theme in my office.

  83. Lisa Brown
    August 11, 2016 / 9:12 am

    I like the marker board calendar, it is something I really need and could use.

  84. Janet W.
    August 11, 2016 / 10:14 am

    Their Ubrands Dry Erase Calendar, Aluminum Frame, 16" x 20" – Silver/Gold is my favorite back to school product! This would be great to have to keep track of assignments due and activities going on.

  85. Karrie Millheim
    August 11, 2016 / 11:45 am

    I love their backpacks!

  86. LauraJJ
    August 11, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    Oh I love your gallery wall! I have wanted to get a marker board and cork board too! Those would be so helpful in staying organized this school year!!!

  87. Ali Lang
    August 11, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Wow this office is stunning!!! I always love getting items for gallery walls at target too! And their notebooks for back to school get me every time!

  88. Lori Jean
    August 11, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    My pin Jackson

  89. Heather Hayes Panjon
    August 11, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    My Favorite Is The Bethany Mota Color Your Own Dream Catcher Notebook

  90. Anonymous
    August 12, 2016 / 3:43 am

    I loved the sugar paper magazine racks.

  91. Barbara Montag
    August 12, 2016 / 4:57 am

    The kids all love the Target back packs!They always find the perfect one.thank you

  92. Jen
    August 12, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Love school supplies!

  93. FWIW Jeannie
    August 12, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Every one needs a good planner for the year!

  94. carol clark
    August 12, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    two square cork boards i love this is so useful in so many ways this is my fav

  95. Dawn Monroe
    August 12, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    I like Targets selection of bookbags and lunchbags. My granddaughter picked a lunch bag that looks like a hamburger. So cute.

  96. Nataly Carbonell
    August 12, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I really like the magnetic frame marker board.

  97. Melissa Teears
    August 13, 2016 / 12:20 am

    I like the variety of book bags and lunch boxes at Target. My son always finds something that he likes there. I generally do all of my shopping for school sip pans everything else at Target

  98. Donna Kellogg
    August 13, 2016 / 1:16 am

    a backpack is a necessity. with all the supplies you do need you got to have something to carry them in and Target has a great choice to choose from

  99. GB
    August 13, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    I like the sugar paper magazine rack.

  100. sonyamorris (Sonya Morris)
    August 14, 2016 / 3:36 am

    I love shopping for back to school items at Target! My favorite back to school item at Target has to be their awesome backpacks!

  101. Yesenia Salgado
    August 14, 2016 / 5:51 am

    wow!! you have a comfortable stunning office! Sugar Paper looks & haves some awesome colors for office! 🙂

  102. Angie Bailey
    August 14, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    The file folders are my favorite…so glam! 🙂

  103. Amy P
    August 14, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    The magazine rack is so pretty! Love the file holder too!

  104. rondah s
    August 14, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    We'll be shopping there for backpacks and mechanical pensicls

  105. jenna dillon
    August 14, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    Love their notebooks! and the children get their school clothes at Target as well!

  106. stefanie gladden
    August 14, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    my favorite back to school item from target is the Bethany Mota Color Your Own Dream Catcher Notebook

  107. Thomas Murphy
    August 15, 2016 / 12:46 am


  108. Anonymous
    August 15, 2016 / 1:06 am

    They have these great spiral notebooks that Ipicked up that come with coupons in them!Melanie [email protected]

  109. Julie Raye-Rod.
    August 15, 2016 / 1:32 am

    the calendars are so cute!

  110. Ellen
    August 15, 2016 / 1:40 am

    The Bethany Mota spiral notebooks are my favorite.

  111. Rusthawk
    August 15, 2016 / 2:24 am

    I like the lunch satchels and colorful backpacks.

  112. Thomas Murphy
    August 15, 2016 / 4:11 am