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25 Back To School DIYs You Have To Try

I can’t believe it’s almost back to school already! There is so much to to prepare before their big day back.  They need all kinds of supplies and honestly that was always my favorite part of back to school. I loved getting new folders and a new backpack. But I can’t even imagine how thrilled I would be if I was able to help my mom make my new supplies! Customizing the items with patterns, paints and fabrics? I would have most likely been found bragging to my new classmates that my supplies were better than theirs. And a huge bonus for you parents, doing a few back to school DIYs will not only make your kiddos thrilled, but it will make your wallet happy too. Who doesn’t love saving money? Most of these clever back to school DIYs will save you some major bucks and the idea of being able to customize it (hello, extra pocket in my backpack!) to be exactly what you want and need. Here are 25 awesome back to school DIYs you have to try. Trust me. Your kids will love them and I am guessing that you will too!

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    Click through to see more DIYs that are perfect for back to school! 

  • Backpack 2 of 26
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     Maybe the cutest little backpack ever. Little ones would love it. 

    See more here on Hart and Sew

  • Covered Pencils 3 of 26
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    Your pencils need a little something extra..how about some washi tape? 

    See more here on Julep

  • Embroidered Notebook 4 of 26
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    Those plain brown notebooks are perfect for decorating. I love this geometric embroidered one. 

    See more here on Ardor

  • Notebook Jackets 5 of 26
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    Something to cover up any unsightly notebooks you may have. 

    See more here on Fellow Fellow

  • Pencil Bag 6 of 26
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    Pencil bags are so helpful. I still have one! 

    See more here on Shop Ruche

  • Crayon Roll 7 of 26
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    This crayon roll is so much fun! Your kids will love it. 

    See more here on Say Yes To Hoboken

  • Leather Tote 8 of 26
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    It's not the most practical school bag, but it sure is pretty!

    See more here on Design Sponge

  • Garland 9 of 26
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    Make the first day of school special with a banner! Yours can say something like "hooray!" or something else equally manipulative. 

    See more here on The Proper Pinwheel

  • Laptop Case 10 of 26
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    This is a great one for the older kids heading back to school or out to college.

    See more here on Oh Happy Day

  • Colored Pencil Holder 11 of 26
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    This is more of a DIY you will want to keep at home. Perfect for your budding artists in the family. 

    See more here on The Sweetest Occasion

  • Calendar 12 of 26
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    Keep all of their schedules straight and your sanity in tact with a new (and pretty!) calendar! 

    See more here on Chicisms

  • Dipped Pencils 13 of 26
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    See more here on Momtastic

  • Lunch Containers 14 of 26
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    These containers are so cool. A great way to recycle and make something useful! 

    See more here on Creme De La Craft

  • Monogram Backpack 15 of 26
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    This backpack is awesome for little ones. They are all so obsessed with their first initial. 

    See more here on Momtastic

  • Lunch Bag 16 of 26
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    I'm a little bit in love with this lunch bag. Can I have one, please? 

    See more here on 52 Weeks Project

  • Reusable Sandwich Bags 17 of 26
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    Forget all those plastic sandwich bags, make your own reusable ones! Just be sure your kids don't toss them out. 

    See more here on Owens Olivia

  • Pencil Sharpeners 18 of 26
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    Personalize some pencil sharpeners for them. They will love it. 

    See more here on The Givers Log

  • Bookplates 19 of 26
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    A great way to keep track of their books. 

    See more here on Lavenders Blue Design

  • Black and White Bookplates 20 of 26
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    More bookplates, but maybe for older kids? I love the illustrations. 

    See more here on Design Sponge

  • Heart Paper Clips 21 of 26
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    Turn boring paperclips into something cute and fun! Just don't attach one with a love note to your son's lunchbox every day. It won't go over well. 

    See more here on Design Sponge

  • Neon Pens 22 of 26
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    Take some plain jane pends and make them something fun to use! All the colors are awesome!

    See more here on Madigan Made

  • Colorful Hangers 23 of 26
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    You can help them keep their closets straight with some colored hangers. 

    See more here on Design Love Fest

  • Book Strap 24 of 26
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    Kickin' it back to the old school! I've always wanted to use a book strap. 

    See more here on Design Sponge

  • Magnetic Schedule 25 of 26
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    Let them make their own lunch schedule with this magnetic chart. Pick the foods you want them to eat and let them think they are picking it out. So clever. 

    See more here on Martha Stewart

  • Plastic Pockets 26 of 26
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    Keep their schedules and notes clear and in the forefront of their minds with some plastic pocket additions to their books. I had one of these in high school and loved it. 

    See more here on Martha Stewart

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