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

    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

    Make a custom cover for your iPhone with this superfly DIY from ONR!'

    Get the how-to here.

  • Get Worldly 4 of 26

    A cute  learning tool for geography and geometry, this printable globe also looks cute when on display.

    Get the template from

  • Spiro a Gift! 5 of 26

    A cute giftwrap idea with a spirograph theme for those science geeks!

    Get the how-to here.

  • Make a Pencil Case 6 of 26

    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

    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

    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

    Keep all those cords straight with a super-easy washi tape solution.

    Get the how-to here.

  • DIY Ombre Journals 10 of 26

    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

    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

  • Decorate a Chalkboard 12 of 26

    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

    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

    This chalkboard pinboard makes for a fun back-to-school photo prop, pinboard /chalkboard! So clever.

    Get the how-to from

  • Personalized Labels for School Supplies 15 of 26

    Personalize school supplies with this amazing set of personal school supply labels. 

    Get the how-to from

  • DIY Clear Bag 16 of 26

    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

    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

    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

    Top a teacher gift with a fun set of ruler gift tags.

    Get the printabls from Mr. Printables.

  • Pencil Favor Boxes 20 of 26

    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

    Cute little lunchbox notes that you can print out.

    Get the printables here.

  • Liberty Backpacks 22 of 26

    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

    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

    With school on its way back around again, this clever (and easy on the eyes) homework station does the trick. Visit

  • A Carefully Covered Book 25 of 26

    Lindsey Johnson reveals four secrets to a carefully covered book on Design Mom.

    Click here to read.

  • DIY Mounted Shelving 26 of 26

    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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