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When it comes to the necessary implements we need in order to accomplish our work, there’s one word that often comes to mind: boring. That’s because things like scissors and tape dispensers, trays and pushpins, most of the options available to us are utilitarian. They’re black and dull and don’t provide a great way for you to spruce up your desk space or even your work time. And many people are loathe to spend on these types of useful tools, because they’re often doing so on their own budgets. However, there’s a way to get your desk to feel (and look) a bit more lively and to get your work area to look a little more timely and pretty tool. In fact, one of the easiest things to do is to grab some simple craft supplies and take another look at these items. This graphic offers some cute ideas to try.