Office Supplies Makeover

Office Supplies Makeover - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

These are great for the home, for coworker gifts, teacher gifts, and so much more!

It’s also low cost and fast to do.

– Push Pins –

Office Supplies Makeover - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

This is so easy!
All you need is push pins (or preferably thumb tacks), hot glue or E-6000, and buttons!

I used push pins, but now that I’ve done it, thumb tacks would be much better because the head is so much thinner. The push pins look a little weird from the side.

All these cute buttons came from The Ribbon Retreat!

Take your glue and add it to the button.

Then put your pin in place.

If you are using E-6000, you will wait 24 hours for it to dry.
The hot glue dries in minutes.
I used both and found them to be pretty strong. I didn’t try my hardest to break it off though.

I LOVE them! So much cuter than your regular push pins.

– Paper Clips –

Office Supplies Makeover - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Adding ribbon to most things makes it cuter.
Paper clips are no exception! 🙂

I used Giant paper clips, which work great for one piece of ribbon. If you can find Jumbo paper clips, you can do even more ribbons on one paper clip.

All you need is a paper clip, ribbon (or Ric Rac), and needle and thread!

Get your paper clip out and put your ribbon through it.
Decide how long you want your ribbon to be and cut.

You may have to scrunch up the ribbon a little bit, or you can fold it, especially if you are using a larger width than 3/8″.

Then you sew the ribbon closed around the paper clip.
The closer to the paper clip your stitch is, the better. It makes it stay put.

I did this with my sewing machine because I was rushing, but by hand works great too.

Once you have your ribbon sewn, you can cut the ends and seal.
I did V-cuts.

And you’re done!
So fast and easy!

Office Supplies Makeover - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

And if you want to make them even cuter, you can add tiny bows or embellishments over the stitching.
The possibilities make me giddy!

Office Supplies Makeover - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The Ribbon Retreat carries so many products that can turn
ordinary things into “Super Cute!” things.

What have you used to make something cuter?
Let us know and leave a comment! 🙂

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  1. Jodie Hickman
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    These are precious ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Robin
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    I love the paper clip idea! I am going to have my 10 year old make some to use as bookmarks!

    • Shirley
      Posted August 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

      I love them as bookmarks! So cute and so easy! 🙂

  3. Brittany
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Must make these! I pinned them on pinterest so I’ll remember to make them.

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