Craft and stationery enthusiasts are often excited when September comes around. More than the start of a new school year, though, what they probably welcome is the arrival of new stocks of stationery. Back-to-school displays and online stores are always full of interesting items around this time of year.
This helps students prepare for the year ahead while giving crafters an excuse to fill their personal stocks with the latest craft items. Whether you’re looking to update a personal collection or are actually shopping for school, here are a few things you should pick up on your next stationery run.
1. Organizers and Journals
Student schedules are no joke. While your primary duty is to do well in academics, you also have pursuits outside the classroom. Athletes and members of school clubs always are more likely to have busy schedules and need to write their daily activities down so they stay on top of it all.
For people who are always on-the-go while in school, an organizer will help keep everything on track. There are all sorts of organizers made for different organizational styles. Some have hour-by-hour divisions while others have a more flexible weekly schedule. Organizers can also have coupons for stores or other freebies, as well as options for customizing covers or section dividers.
Similar to an organizer, a journal is a way for you to keep track of your days. Some stationery enthusiasts are also fond of buying journals. The difference between organizers and journals is that the former is geared toward laying down the schedule for the day, while the latter is more for reflective thinking.
There are journals out there for starting a business, mindful giving, learning independence, and more. These don’t need to be completed in a single year and can be a continuing project. That means you can get as many journals that you feel you need. Journaling helps you concretely see the things you are proud of or need to improve about yourself, which helps greatly when it comes to self-improvement.
2. Pen Case and Pens
Pen cases are among the most popular items for stationery fans. With so many unique designs and interesting colors and textures, a pen case is an easy and functional way of showing others your personality. Some people prefer soft cases, which fit into bags better, while others are fans of hard plastic cases due to their durability.
Remember to purchase a couple of new pens as well. Apart from the functional ones you use inside the classroom, pick up a couple of special ones as well. Consider getting a pen with a motivational inscription, which will help you get through those many hours of studying. These are also the perfect tandem to a journal.
3. Letter Rack or Wire Basket
Any student, crafter or not, will appreciate a letter rack or a desk-sized wire basket. These can hold a number of desk supplies; from paper to writing instruments, to snacks and more. Plus, these can come in various colors that complement your desk or shelf’s aesthetic. Letter racks and wire baskets are also the perfect gift for a dormer about to enter college for the first time.
4. Wrapping Paper
This is a staple in every crafter’s closet. Wrapping paper is much larger and sturdier than construction or art paper, making it the best choice for big projects. Some wrapping paper companies also print grids on the underside of the wrap, to help you make straight lines while folding.
In addition, wrapping paper comes in different prints and designs. This collection of wrapping paper is geared toward fun, fierce women who appreciate cute graphics and hand-drawn art.
Going back to school is always an opportunity for crafters to supply their cabinets with new finds. Complement your stationery with the items from Set in Soul. We help individuals find the spark for empowerment and self-care. Browse our store or contact us today to learn more.