In her most recent video, YouTube blogger Wengie shows viewers how to make fun DIY school supplies.
First, she shows how to make a rainbow highlighter. She colors the corners of a yellow highlighter with pink and blue highlighters. Then she makes an ombre highlighter by coloring a pink highlighter with blue and then dipping it in water to make the colors blend together better.
Next Wengie shows how to personalize pencils by wrapping them in colorful washi tape. She then shows how to make boring pens colorful. She combines water and glue and coats the barrel of the pen. She then adds colored glitter to make it pretty.
Wengie’s next idea is to make a rainbow quill pen. She paints a feather, then cuts off the end and inserts a pen. She then suggests coloring plain staples with Sharpies to make them look more fun. Wengie then uses an exacto knife to cut the center out of a cute eraser to make it into a USB drive holder.
Her next DIY shows how to make shavings catchers for pencil sharpeners. The first is made from a Tic Tac container. The second is a painted condiment container made to look like a Starbucks cup. She then shows how to bend a paperclip into a heart shape to make it cuter.
Next, she glues a magnet to a pencil cup to make a surface to stick paper clips to so you don’t lose them in your desk drawers. Then Wengie suggests putting fun washi tape on plain folder dividers to personalize them. She notes that you can reuse them later because you can just peel off the washi tape labels after the semester is over.
She then creates a notebook organizer page. She puts all sizes of sticky notes and flags on a piece of cardboard and hole-punches it to fit into the binder. Her final hack is to put a layer of chalkboard paint on the front of your notebook so you can decorate it.