25 Awesome Back-to-School DIYs

Back to school starts for us on Tuesday and it seems the city is abuzz with all back-to-school related activities from shopping, to picking up last minute lunch ideas, teacher gifts…  that’s why I thought, with it being a long weekend, a DIY or two could even fit in!  This year especially, there seem to be some really high quality projects for back-to-school and so I thought it would be fitting to share with you here.

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  • Make a Chart 2 of 26
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    Add a little scholastic decor to your study area with this fun DIY project by Anda Corrie for Spoonflower.

    Get the how-to here.

  • Customize your iPhone 3 of 26
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    Make a custom cover for your iPhone with this superfly DIY from ONR!'

    Get the how-to here.

  • Get Worldly 4 of 26
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    A cute  learning tool for geography and geometry, this printable globe also looks cute when on display.

    Get the template from joachimesque.com.

  • Spiro a Gift! 5 of 26
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    A cute giftwrap idea with a spirograph theme for those science geeks!

    Get the how-to here.

  • Make a Pencil Case 6 of 26
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    Keep those pencils safe in this cute Bobbit Cat pencil case (sewing pattern).

    Bobbit pencil case by Woodmouse & Bobbit from Spoonflower.
  • Alphabet Fridge Magnets 7 of 26
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    Make a set of ABC letter magnets for the fridge that aren't ugly.
    Get the how-to from A Nest for All Seasons

  • Belted Map-Covered Notebook 8 of 26
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    Go old school with this cute map-covered book tutorial with belt carrying strap.

    By Caitlin of The Merrythought for Always Rooney. Get the instructions here.

  • Washi Tape Phone Chargers 9 of 26
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    Keep all those cords straight with a super-easy washi tape solution.

    Get the how-to here.

  • DIY Ombre Journals 10 of 26
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    Make a gelato-colored book cover with this ombre-inspired paper DIY.

    Get the how-to at Damask Love.

  • Word Search Gift Wrap 11 of 26
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    Gift a back-to-schooler and wrap it with a fun word search wrap. All you need is a printer and a few highlighters!

    Get the printable from minieco.co.uk

  • Decorate a Chalkboard 12 of 26
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    Get into the school frame of mind and spiffy up a chalkboard (for home or at school) with this fun how-to on chalkboard lettering.

    From My Vintage Window.

  • Washi I.D. School Supplies 13 of 26
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    More washi tape organizing with the idea of keeping everyone's supplies in order by color coding them with washi tape.

    Get the scoop at Just Jenny!

  • Chalkboard Pinboard Combo 14 of 26
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    This chalkboard pinboard makes for a fun back-to-school photo prop, pinboard /chalkboard! So clever.

    Get the how-to from liagriffith.com.

  • Personalized Labels for School Supplies 15 of 26
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    Personalize school supplies with this amazing set of personal school supply labels. 

    Get the how-to from liagriffith.com.

  • DIY Clear Bag 16 of 26
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    Go back to the future (school-style) with this awesome clear bag tutorial with copper handles.

    Get the how-to from Love Aesthetics.

  • Leather Notebook Cover 17 of 26
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    Get back with this slick leather-covered notebook DIY.

    Get the how-to at Love Aesthetics.

  • D I Y / Foil Lunch Bags 18 of 26
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    Everyone should have a futuristic lunch bag, don't you think? Love this metallic faux leather fabric. DIY from Love Aesthetic.

  • Ruler Gift Tags 19 of 26
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    Top a teacher gift with a fun set of ruler gift tags.

    Get the printabls from Mr. Printables.

  • Pencil Favor Boxes 20 of 26
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    Spread the cheer with a teacher or classmates with these adorable pencil-shaped gift boxes!

    From Mr. Printables here.

  • Printable Lunchbox Notes 21 of 26
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    Cute little lunchbox notes that you can print out.

    Get the printables here.

  • Liberty Backpacks 22 of 26
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    We've all had one I'm sure, at one time or another - the drawstring backpack, perfect for a stylish carry all.  The ladies at Purlbee have a cute version to share, complete with Liberty fabrics and neon strings.  Click here for the how-to!

  • Chalkboard Clipboard 23 of 26
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    Keep organized for regular purchases - make a "remember to buy" chalkboard out of an old clipboard. 

    From Anderson and Grant.

  • Wood Crate Homework Station 24 of 26
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    With school on its way back around again, this clever (and easy on the eyes) homework station does the trick. Visit lovegrowswild.com.

  • A Carefully Covered Book 25 of 26
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    Lindsey Johnson reveals four secrets to a carefully covered book on Design Mom.

    Click here to read.

  • DIY Mounted Shelving 26 of 26
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    Make a cool study area like this DIY shelving - which could easily be adapted into desk area.

    Check out the complete how-to here.

     

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