I know that many of you work in an office, and up until just recently, I did too. For those of you who have done desk work, have you ever played with your office supplies? I have spent an embarrassing number of hours folding sticky notes, bending paper clips and fussing with rubber bands. When I worked at Target at age 17, I made a huge banner out of receipt tape and one of the weekly fliers. Forever crafty, I guess! Memories of crafting with office supplies caused me to see what other people are doing with them – and it turns out there are some fun ideas. A lot of them combine craft materials with office supplies, but some use just the supplies themselves. I absolutely love this office supply banner collection spotted at Shoplet. Are you intrigued? Click through the jump to see more office supply DIY projects!
Resist Stickers 1 of 11Use office supplies as a resist - stick them down and paint over the top, then pull them up to reveal your design.
See how it was done at How About Orange
Envelope Ribbons 2 of 11Rather than throwing used security envelopes away, use them to make the base of decorative ribbons.
Learn how to do it yourself at Scissor Variations
Paper Clip Ring 3 of 11Colored paper clips were bent with pliers to create a pretty rose ring.
Get the full step-by-step at Cute Little Disaster
Tack Balls 4 of 11Use silver tacks to make decorative balls for home decor displays - and spray paint as desired.
Find the how-to at Factory Direct Craft
Ruler Mirror 5 of 11You'll need more than a few rulers to make this mirror, but it would look good in metal or colorful rulers as well.
Visit the portfolio of artist Karen Johnston at Mosaicworks
Dot Cards 6 of 11Bold office stickers are great for creating designs for greeting cards.
Get the tutorial at Dollar Store Crafts
Rubber Brand Tree 7 of 11These rubber band trees are easy to make, just cover a tree base with the world's most bountiful office supply.
Learn how they were made at Paper, Plate and Plane
Photo Clip 8 of 11Add embellishments to large binder clips for a quick and easy photo holder - great for desk displays.
Find the how-to at Scrapbook Expressions
Floppy Holder 9 of 11Every office I've ever worked in STILL has a stash of these in closet - since they are obsolete, glue them together and make a pen holder.
See more images at Etsy shop GeekGear
X Wing 10 of 11Celebrate the world's greatest movie series (Star Wars!) with an office supply spaceship.
See how it was done at Instructables
Post It Box 11 of 11Bored in meetings? Grab a sticky note pad and start folding the world's cutest boxes.
Get the how-to at Instructables
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