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College Desk Organization

School starts in no time! So, be sure to help your college or university student stand out from the crowd with this very chic and stylish theme to keep college desk areas (or home-offices) organized.

This week’s project walks you through some even more fun ways you can style your #dorm room. 

If you’ve enjoyed these projects, don’t forget to check out us out on Pinterest or Instagram, for more inspiration and #accessible design tips.

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The Scotch® Brand Team… xox

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIME NEEDED: Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours

Scotch® Brand Supplies:
You can buy these items at Staples and Walmart.

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Gold
Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Zig Zag
Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Pastel Pink
Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Pastel Blue

OTHER SUPPLIES/TOOLS

  • Cutting mat
  • Straightedge ruler
  • Sharp knife
  • White board
  • Plastic File Folder, white x 2
  • Hanging File Box, white x 2
  • 2 – 4 magnets

CollegeStep1Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and select your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have here, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected the items in this design.
CollegeStep2White Board Style. Cover your white board frame with Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Zig Zag by lining up one edge of the tape to the edge of the frame. Make sure to trim the tape to the length of the frame using your sharp knife. Then, fold the excess tape over the top of the frame and trim to the length of the frame.

Fancy file folder. Take your file folder and center a strip of the Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Zig Zag down the front of the file folder by folding the top inside the folder. Make sure to trim the tape on the underside of the folder using your sharp knife. In the centre of this tape strip, apply Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Pastel Blue over top of the zig zag patterned tape while trimming and folding as you did before. Repeat this process on other folder box using Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape in Pastel Pink.
CollegeStep4Hanging file box. Wrap the first file box with Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape in Zig Zag straight across the middle of the box. Border the fit with Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape in Pastel Blue both top and bottom, wrapping the ends so they are hidden at the back of the box. Repeat this step for the next hanging file box, except apply Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape in Pastel Pink.
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Matching magnet. Grab your magnets and repeat the steps above, but adhere to the magnets instead of other items. Make sure to alternate colour selections to create some diversity.
CollegeStep5Whiteboard décor. Trim all patterns of your washi tapes in uneven triangular shapes. Apply shapes in a random pattern to whiteboard, leaving enough space to write messages and reminders. Use the Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape in gold to wrap around the whiteboard marker to match your décor.

And there it is! A beautifully designed and organized college desk space or at-home office.
CollegeStep6Looking for some more project details? Feel free to follow our good friend Allison’s blog.  She’s a great Interior Designer that has helped us create this project, and has more tips to help you out.


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