Growing up, one of my favorite things to do in August was go “Back to School” shopping. New clothes, new pens, new notebooks – everything was new and exciting. However, you don’t necessarily need to buy everything new when you can create your own DIY School Supplies!
Take some of last year’s leftover markers, pens, pencils, notebooks, etc., and personalize them for the new school year. Why not dress up an old binder with fabric or tape, or make your pencils look like one of a kind pieces so you’ll never have to worry about someone forgetting to return it. Why not get the creative juices flowing? Here are 10 DIY school supply ideas I found to get you started.
DIY School Supplies
Use an old binder and dress it up with colorful duck tape.
Back to School Binders Customized with Duck Tape | The Country Chic Cottage
The turquoise feathers on these Dr Seuss pencils are awesome!
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Pencils | Moms & Crafters
Decorating a Composition Notebook | Crafts by Amanda
Make over a three hole punch | Washi Tape Crafts
Embellished Pencil Pouch for Back to School | The Country Chic Cottage
Anthropologie Inspired Pencils | Homework
- Have any felt scraps laying around? These pencil toppers are a fun way to use them up.
Back To School: Felt Heart Pencil Toppers | Kids Activities Blog
- Chalkboard vinyl really dresses up a plain notebook! If you have a Cricut, you can really make them fancy.
DIY Chalkboard Notebooks | The Crafting Chicks
- Turn your trash into something useful! Old soda or cereal boxes can be made into pencil cases.
Upcycled Soda Box Pencil Cases | Creative Itch
- Do you have any extra fabric just waiting to be used? Gather some scraps and your hot glue gun for this project.
Pom-pom pens | Sew Sara
Now get out those old supplies, some craft items, and get the kids working on their back-to-school supplies. It gives them a fun craft to do during the summer that they’ll be able to enjoy when school starts!
Did these give you any fun Back to School ideas? Which ones will you try?