So January is generally a time of rushing (mixed with a touch of stress) where we all get our lives together and back on track – be it going back to school/varsity, starting a new job or returning to an old one. But that doesn’t mean your life has to be a bore!
I can never seem to find the exact stationary set that matches my mood, so i thought that this time round I would have a go at revamping old drab (and cheap) stationery essentials to something a little bit more fab.
For this DIY, grab yourself some drab and plain stationery that you would like to revamp, some spray paint or a tub or two of acrylic paint (in a colour that matches your mood), some glitter, washi tape and some masking tape.
I started by decided what colours I wanted to work with – black and copper were the winners (and I was quite pleased with how they turned out!). Then it’s as simple as masking off the areas you want to paint and getting a little creative. For the notebook, I used quick drying spray paint – as because it’s board/paper, too much moisture can bend the board (top tip if you are trying this out for the first time – I have landed up with a very bent notebook before..). It will need a few coats as the white will be visible.
For the pegs/clips, I did a mixture of washi tape (which was as easy as sticking it to the one side), black acrylic paint and rose gold glitter. For the glitter, paint a small amount of wood glue to the one side of the peg, sprinkle the glitter over the glue and gently press down with a piece of paper to secure the glitter. Give a little tap to the peg to remove the excess glitter and voila! Just remember to let dry and once dry, paint a second coat of wood glue as a top layer to the glitter (so that you don’t become a disco ball every time you want to clip something up!).
So there you have it – you don’t need tons of money to have beautiful stationery pieces, just a bit of creativity, some glitter (ALL THE GLITTER!) and a moment of time.
Hope you liked this one, let me know if you’d like to see other DIY projects! I have experience with quite a few and am keen to share what I’ve learnt (and royally messed up).