This year I wanted my classroom to be colorful, but really focused on creating an environment that would eliminate as much distraction as possible. I found that using only two colors (lime green & aqua) with black accents helped me with that goal. I included different patterns and textures to keep it interesting, but overall the look is cohesive.
Once the boards and bigger items were done, I started looking for small projects that would be quick and easy, but would make a difference. This took under 5 minutes and cost nothing since I used scraps from other projects. I simply trimmed down some black cardstock, wrapped it around the tissue box and hand sanitizer and hot glued it closed in the back. Next I hot-glued some ribbon that coordinates with my classroom around each item. Done!
I would suggest adding a label to the item since you are covering it. The labels were already hanging. They are from my Classroom Labels Kit.
This was a spontaneous project. If I were to do it again (and I'm sure I will...I'm looking at you hand soap), I would cut the strips of paper to size and laminate them before attaching them to protect them from drips.
What can you think of from your classroom that you would cover?