After the craft supply store and the dollar, the next most dangerous store to set me loose in is an office supply store.  There’s just something about binder clips and color-coding labels that I just can’t resist.  If you like the novelty of colorful office whatnots, you will certainly enjoy these colored staples by Leah of Zombies Wearing Helmets.  She went looking for colored staples online and after reading reviews for several different brands she found one common complaint:  The colors were just painted on and had a tendency to flake off.  Instead of spending money on what appeared to be a sub-standard product, she make her own colorful staples!  Her tutorial includes some great tips discovered through trial and error, so be sure to stop by her blog!  [how to make colored staples]

Project estimate:

  • Staples, on hand or $1
  • Colored permanent markers, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  Free and up