This Valentine’s Day I have been bitten by the love bug. It started as a crush from a glance and has escalated into LOVE. I’m just going to say it: I am in LOVE with my new tape dispensers.
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This post is not intended to be a product review. I have not been in contact with 3M (makers of Scotch tape) or any school supply outlet. I merely saw these adorable tape dispensers, had to have them for myself, and felt compelled to announce my love to the whole world.
How the Love Affair Began
Like all great love stories, this one developed over time. By now you probably know of my great respect and admiration for my friend and fellow blogger Melanie Ralbusky from Schoolgirl Style. Melanie is also a consultant for Creative Teaching Press and shares her creative uses of CTP products on her second blog, Inspired in Style. I saw this beautiful blue tape dispenser in one of her photos from the Ed Expo last month. You can read the original post here.
I know. Leave it to me to notice on the smallest detail of a bright colorful photo.
The Thrill of the Chase
I haven’t be able to forget that blue tape dispenser. I emailed Melanie and discovered that it was purchased at Staples. I hadn’t had a chance to shop at Staples, but I saw a pink tape dispenser that another teacher at my school recently purchased. She bought hers at Costco (on sale for $13.99 each) and it came with a LOT of tape. Three bright colors were available and (of course) the school supply fanatic in me had to own one in each color. I am officially over the moon for these lovelies.
And yes, I now own a lifetime supply of tape. Each dispenser came with 12 JUMBO rolls of Scotch tape. They don’t even fit in my “office supply” file cabinet drawer.
Happily Ever After
The pink dispenser is my favorite. I just adore how it looks on my chevron bookshelf.
This truly is a match made in heaven.
I looked on the Costco website and only found black tape dispensers online. If you have a Costco membership, you can find your nearest store here. Hopefully they have the colorful ones in stock at your local Costco. As I mentioned previously, Staples also carries these colorful tape dispensers. Pink and blue dispensers can be purchased online for $3.99. I’m not sure if they carry these items at all Staples stores, but you can look up your local Staples store here.
I’ve had a few questions about other lovely things in this photo:
I decorated the chevron shelf myself with shelf liner. You can find all of the details here.
The cute striped canisters came from IKEA.
Love at first sight really does exist.
Happy Valentine’s Day!