Maybe your kids are like mine and have an affinity for losing tape, scissors, pencils, and calculators. So what in the world can we as parents do to keep those things from walking off before the school year starts and the kids bring home their next big project? How about a decorative school supply hub?

This project can be tailored to fit your supply needs, as well as the decor of your home!

To start out, I headed to my local craft store to stock up on glue sticks, pick out paint colors, and find some cute embellishments from the scrapbook section to decorate each glass with.

Then I was off to my favorite thrift store for the containers and tray. I went for an eclectic look with no matching glasses. If you want a more streamlined look, you could hit up a dollar store and purchase all matching items on the cheap. I was able to find the tray, glasses, paint, and embellishments for under $20!

The project itself was simple. To start, paint the inside of each glass with two coats.

Then have fun with the scrapbook embellishments. Try to keep them simple; remember that less is more when it comes to decorating!

Once each glass is painted and decorated, it’s time to glue them to your tray. Try to figure out your layout beforehand to avoid any overcrowding. To glue, simply use a hot glue gun and apply it to the base of each glass and press into place on your tray.

Once all is dry, start loading it up with your supplies. This project will be a great addition to your homework station, whether in an office or at your dining room table!