If you haven't heard of Washi tape then this post will change your life! I searched and searched online and in stores for a pretty academic planner for this September coming, thinking along the lines of; if it's cute I will be more likely to actually use it, but couldn't find one anywhere. Instead I ended up with a boring cheapy from WH Smiths which wasn't exactly inspiring to say the least. Then I found out about Washi tape (am I late to this craze?) in the Design Boggers at Home book I've been reading and ordered a bunch from eBay. It's really inexpensive and can be used to decorate anything. The tape looks better on a white background which is why in the second picture you can see I started with a layer or masking tape on the black diary. Then I went a bit crazy and covered every plain notebook I own but I'm so happy with the results! You could really cover anything in Washi tape- phone covers, little boxes for jewelry, wall panels, picture frames and so on! I am addicted to the stuff and recommend (if you haven't already) getting some.