I’m in Love!

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.
Love these colorful tape dispensers

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.
Dots on Turquoise line from Creative Teaching Press, photo from Inspired in Style
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.
Colorful tape dispensers= perfect for my classroom
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.

Just look how pretty my new tape dispensers are.
colorful tape dispensers for the classroom

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.
LOVE this pink tape dispenser. Blog post includes links to buy one online
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! 

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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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24 Responses

  1. Oh! I wished they sold them those in Spain!
    I laughed so hard when I saw your cello tape new boxes.I have a similar stock of colorful staples. Don’t ask. 😉

    1. V,
      I have a DSLR camera. The model is a Canon Rebel XT. I love the difference in my photos since I upgraded my camera to a DSLR. I’m so excited for you to get your hands on a pretty tape dispenser!

  2. I love colorful things and will have to replace my old brown dispenser too. My eye went to your crayon and glue containers. What are these and how did you decorate them?

  3. I just loved reading a post dedicated to a tape dispenser! Only another teacher could appreciated this:)
    On my way to Staples to see what I can get….

  4. I just saw that you are my newest follower on my blog so I clicked on you, and now I’m following your blog! I’m on spring break this week so I’ll be hunting for colorful tape dispensers! I’ll start with Costco! Thanks!

    Erin
    Projects & Polkadots

  5. Just stumbled across your post and I completely understand your love of your tape dispenser. I spray painted my old ugly tape dispensers a pretty red to match my classroom color and now I smile every single time I get tape! It’s amazing how a little spray paint can brighten your day!

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)

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