The fastest way to “up” the glam factor on inexpensive items is to make them shine with paint or with bling.  I decided to update my office supplies inexpensively by using bling on a roll, a mesh that has rhinestone like “stones” on it.

This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where you can find me every Tuesday!


  • Stapler
  • Tape Dispenser
  • Bling on a Roll
  • Glue


Blinged out supplies

Step one:  Cut a strip of bling on a roll to fit one side of the stapler.

Step two:  Put glue (I used E-6000) on the side of the stapler and attach the bling.

Step three:  Repeat until all sides are covered.  You can fill gaps by cutting single facets off the mesh and gluing them on.

If the mesh is slipping while the glue dries, use a bit of hot glue to hold it in place while the E-6000 dries.


I think my desk supplies look so much more stylish now!  Next on my list:  my pencil holder!



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