How trendy are your office supplies?  Are you living with boring, generic staplers and binder clips?  No more, my friends!  With some help from Plaid, now available at Walmart, you can jazz up your desk without spending a fortune.

Plaid is now selling their fantastic products at Walmart! How awesome is that?!?   I love shopping at craft stores, but I don’t always have time to make the extra stop.  Now I can grab what I need and throw it in the cart with the diapers and bananas.

I received a box of products from Plaid, all of which you can get at Walmart today!  Paintbrushes, stencils, acrylic and chalkboard paints, and even Mod Podge!

My challenge for this project was to make as many cool things as I could, using a $25 gift card to Walmart.  My $25 bought me all the office supplies you see above:  two sizes of clipboards, scissors, a calculator, a tape dispenser, a stapler (with staples and a letter-opener), a memo note holder (with notes), a hole punch, thumbtacks, pens and pencils.

When I got back, I pulled out a few colors of Plaid paints in trendy neon colors so that could make the supplies look like they were part of set.  I had decided to color block them to make use of a popular and graphic trend.

All I did to achieve the look was to paint the supplies using the Plaid paintbrushes and acrylic and chalkboard paints.  I freehanded my blocks of color, but using painter’s tape would make for crisper lines.

HINT:  To paint thumbtacks, push them into a spare piece of cardboard to prevent tipping and smudging!

For $25 and some Plaid products, I was able to create trendy and practical supplies for my office. These would make a fantastic, inexpensive gift for a student heading of to college or a graduate entering the workforce for the first time!

If you are as excited about Plaid at Walmart as I am, keep track of the latest news and ideas by following Plaid on facebook, twitter, and both Plaid and Walmart Crafts on Pinterest.

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.