Written by : April Hardwick

Create Your Happy Space

Use these fun, eclectic pieces to inspire your creativity–whether in the office, craft room, or anywhere you need a little lift.

Happy Room

Gather the goods for an art room that uplifts and inspires.

 
Animal Tape

1. Where the Wild Things Are

Wild Washi Tape in various animal versions ($18.90, amazon.com) make using tape anything but mundane.
 
Globe and Board

2. Get Crafty

Unleash your inner artist and immerse yourself in a fun project with art supplies include. The Dare to Dream Board ($24.99) and Do Art My World of Art ($19.99, fabercastell.com).

Stapler and office stuff

3. Hold it Together

Keep your desk organized and looking great with a Blush Pen Cup ($6); Blush Medium Slim Tray ($8); Orange Stapler ($14); Aqua & Pool Blue Medium Accessory Tray ($9, poppin.com).

Glitter Glue

4. Sparkle & Stick

Elmer’s Classic Washable Glitter Glue is nontoxic and suitable for most arts and crafts projects ($3, target.com).
 
Journals

5. Color Pop

Nifty All-in-One Notebook ($9.95) and the 2-in-1 Flip Side Notebook make all your doodling and note-taking a cinch ($11.95, ooly.com)!
 
Camera post-it dispenser.

6. Sticky Notes

Have more fun writing down your thoughts when you use this Pop-up Note Camera Dispenser ($9.99); Super Sticky Big Notes ($7.99, Post-it.com).
Prints and holder.

7.  Stand Up for Art

Decorate your space with the "Mad About Pencils" 5×7 print by Olive and Me Studios, ($21) or "Fragment" 5×7 by Hooray Creative in cerise ($21 minted.com). Display prints, postcards or photos in the GROUPshot Photo Display in Cityscape ($50, threebythree.com).
 
Paint

8. Paint it Chalk

Create your own attractive (visually and literally) wall space using MagnaMagic Tintable Chalkboard Paint ($19.99) and MagnaMagic Magnetic Receptive Chalkboard Paint ($23.99, magnamagic.com).


April Hardwick is the Design Editor for Live Happy magazine.

 

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