I began altering my notebooks and daily organizers with flyers I´ve found in pubs and clubs since last year. I have already posted here some stolen posters that I love hanging on the walls of my room, so flyers were a great decor item for making stuff look more interesting.
I´ve found out that colorful industrial tape can lead to a nice punk-ish DIY result.
My daily organizer (had and will have one forever! I used to collect my school organizers until high school) is the best DIY yet. I love the Specimen characters I´ve cut from various party flyers, including the nice decadent art thing in the corner. The back is also pretty nice with Depeche Mode and a cool cartoon flyer I found in a house project. The tape is just covering the left out spaces.
Note: Whenever I tape flyers to the cover, I cover them with transparent tape first, to make them stick to the properly and for the paper not to be harmed by anything while the notebook is being used/ carried. So that you end up with a lovely picture at all times!
The back is also tapped, with a makeup art photo I´ve found in Vogue (I hate high end things, but I tend to buy Vogue from time to time, ending up misleading myself and being disappointed of how unpunk it is...)
I would like to try the silver industrial tape which would probably look cyber-ish on a big surface. I´ve also had a hologram sticker (more like a huge hologram wallpaper) that I´ve used on another notebook, which looks very toxic! ;)
I love altering every little shit around me. And if you have your own methods to make your school supplies look more "you", please share them in the comments below!