By: | Updated: 07/17/2019

Creative DIY School Supplies For Your Child To Feel Special

There is no school without school supplies, is there? Luckily, these days, we have access to all possible means and necessities. Nevertheless, every child wishes to look and feel special even when it comes to its back to school means. Today we are going to show you how versatile the school stationery can be. What is more, most of the ideas can be easily replicated on your own, involving your kid in the process. Let’s make the return to school bright, fun, and unique with these simple ideas and entertaining tutorials!

Main photo eighteen25girls

Watercolor Notebook Covers School Supplies


Watercolor Notebook Covers School Supplies #notebookdesign #watercolordesign


All the back to school supplies that we are going to provide you with are total must-haves for every student. However, you do not need to be like every other student since you can easily succeed with something on your own. Notebooks are irreplaceable when the school starts. Get some cheap notebooks and then decorate them on your own. All you need is a printable pattern like this watercolor one. Glue it on the notebook cover and secure with some intricate masking tape. Check!

Source: mysisterssuitcase via Instagram

Back To School DIY Binder Folder Top


Back To School DIY Binder Folder Top #notebookcover #bindertop


Binder folder is surely on the back to school supplies list. However, instead of using the one you get from the store, we suggest the top the way you like it. So that your binder folder is one of a kind.

Source: kraftmint via Instagram

DIY Ombre Journals School Supplies


DIY Ombre Journals School Supplies #ombrejournal


There is an infinite range of cheap school supplies which can be easily transformed into something over the edge stylish and trendy. For instance, a popular ombre technique can be applied to your notebook as well. All you need to do is to add some colorful scribbles to a cardstock. Make sure that the colors overlap properly. Then, use regular wet wipes to blend the colors. Add some more color when necessary and wrap your notebook into this unique ombre cover!

Source: damasklove via Instagram

DIY Book Cover School Supplies


DIY Book Cover School Supplies #bookcover #floralprint


You do not need regular plastic book covers as long as you have lots of fancy wrapping paper at hand. Choose the patterns that you like most and wrap your books in them. As simple as that!

Source: elizabeth_pattyn via Instagram

DIY Pencil Toppers School Suplies


DIY Pencil Toppers School Suplies #panciltoppers


Have you ever wondered how cute school supplies come to life? The answer is simple – use your imagination and favorite objects! Who said that you couldn’t combine your pencils with your favorite Muppet characters? Just add such toppers to your pencils, and your peers will envy your creativity!

Source: wiredmombynajmandaleeb via Instagram

Mason Jars For DIY Pencils Holder


Mason Jars For DIY Pencils Holder #pencilsholder


There are many useful office supplies that you can get from the store. But what about some empty mason jars laying around the kitchen? Have you thought about throwing them out, already? We may know another possible way out! You can easily transform regular mason jars into fancy and useful pencil holders. Just add some paint and fun pictures to the jar and the holder is ready!

Source: plaidcrafts via Instagram

Marble Pencil Holder School Supplies


Marble Pencil Holder School Supplies #marbledesign #pencilsholder


You need to make sure that your kids take care of mother nature and know everything about recycling. The best way to show them how to recycle correctly is to create something useful out of the things you usually throw out. For example, simple cans can be easily transformed into cure pencil holders. Wrap a can with a marble adhesive foil, trim the edges and even out the angles – a cute pencil holder is ready!

Source: craftgawker via Instagram

Upcycle Binder Clips School Supplies


Upcycle Binder Clips School Supplies #binderclips


Binder clips are a pure necessity when the school season starts. However, regular ones are so dull and boring, don’t you think? We know what y should do! You should decorate the binder clips with various patterns that washi tape comes in! A simple and effective trick to add some creativity to your monotonous schooling time.

Source: theplanningtaco via Instagram

Chunky Tassel Bookmarks School Supplies


Chunky Tassel Bookmarks School Supplies #bookmarks


Can there be anything worse than losing the chapter you need in the book? We do not think so. To avoid such a mishap, we suggest you come around with some cool school supplies, such as tassel bookmarks. There is always some yarn laying hidden in the closet. Use it to create fluffy tassels and connect the tassels to straps of paper. There you go! You will never lose the page you have been reading with a bookmark like that!

Source: saja.art.55 via Instagram

Harry Potter Bookmarks School Supplies


Harry Potter Bookmarks School Supplies #harrypottertheme #bookmarks


Harry Potter fans – rejoice, you can create your perfectly unique bookmark any time you want. All you need is a little bit of your time, patience, and devotion. Use colorful paper stripes and some glue to make such a plaid bookmark. It may take you a while to succeed with it, but such a masterpiece is worth the effort!

Source: redtedart via Instagram

DIY Printed Clipboard Idea


DIY Printed Clipboard Idea #clipboarddesign


When it comes to school supplies clipart, we can’t leave clipboards out. You can create such a clipboard on your own with just the help of your imagination and few cheap supplies. A sheep of carton paper wrapped into the paper of your preference, a clip and an accustomed pocket in the corner of the board!

Source: ema_craft via Instagram

DIY Confetti Pencils School Supplies


DIY Confetti Pencils School Supplies #confettipencils


These days you can find any pencil design you want, but DIY school supplies are still more fun to experiment with. To create this confetti pencils, al you need are either white pencils or sprayed white pencils. Cover the pencils with round decals and fill in the holes with various shades of acrylic paint. Let it dry out, get rid of the decals, and your personal customized pencils are ready to be used.

Source: makeandtellblog via Instagram

DIY Washi Tape Pencils School Supplies


DIY Washi Tape Pencils School Supplies #washitapepencils


In case decorating your pencils with paint is too tiresome for you, you can experiment a little with washi tape. Gather around your pencils and your favorite washi tapes. Wrap the pencils into washi tape, and your designer pencils are ready.

Source: zestitup via Instagram

Heart-shaped Paper Clips School Supplies


Heart-shaped Paper Clips School Supplies #heartshaped #paperclips


Even colorful paper clips are still pretty boring, and there is no one to surprise at school with paper clips like that. However, you can easily create a heart out of the regular paper clip. Did you know that? Try it you, and you will not be disappointed!

Source: sundaecharlie via Instagram

DIY Marker Holder


DIY Marker Holder #diyorganizer #markerholder


Are your markers lying all over the place just because you do not have a marker holder? We are going to take care of that in no time! Just grab a few toilet paper rolls, decorate them according to your wishes, and glue them to a cute stand. From now on, your markers will have a beautiful holder to be stored in!

Source: everyday.jenny via Instagram

DIY Bottle Pencils Case


DIY Bottle Pencil Case #pencilcase #diypencilcase


There are so many ideas out there for your school supplies that it is hard to list them all. However, if you are still missing a stationery case – use a soda bottle to create one! A little bit of effort and something mundane will become your object of pride!

Source: iburakarayi via Instagram

DIY Pencil Pouch


DIY Pencil Pouch #pencilcase #patterncase


Pencil pouch can be a designer item as well. However, you need to come up with an interesting design to be transferred to your pouch. Once you have one in mind, transfer it to the canvas using your sharpies. Keep it in mind that while you are working on the design, to ensure it does not get to the other side of the pouch, put some plastic inside the pouch.

Source: mamamissblog via Instagram

DIY Monster Backpack


DIY Monster Backpack #backpackdecor #monsterbackpack


Coming up with a personalized backpack for your kid is a great idea. If you have some spare time at your disposal as well as a sewing machine, you can create one of a kind backpack for your child. Use his favorite cartoon characters as your inspiration and guide!

Source: liagriffith via Instagram

Watermelon Correction Tape Tutorial


Watermelon Correction Tape Tutoria #correctiontape #watermelondesign


  • Paint the carcass red.
  • Paint the bottom edge green.
  • Add some black dots and a cute face.
  • Highlight the eyes.
  • Kawai white-out is ready!

Source: Troom Troom SELECT via Youtube

Cloud With Rainbow Sticks Rain School Supplies


Cloud With Rainbow Sticks Rain School Supplies #pagemarkers


  • Take some sparkly foam paper and draw a cloud shape on the back of it.
  • Cut it out.
  • Glue on eyes, smile, and blush to the front.
  • Decorate the cloud with pom-poms.
  • Glue strips of multi-colored sticky strips to the bottom of the cloud.
  • It is a cloud that rains rainbows!

Source: Troom Troom SELECT via Youtube

DIY Pizza Pencils Case


DIY Pizza Pencils Case #pizzapencilcase


  • Take a few sheets of different-colored felt.
  • Cut out sectors from yellow and orange felt.
  • Fold them together and glue the zipper in-between.
  • Fold the parts in half and glue from all sides.
  • Glues a toasted crust.
  • Add some sausages.
  • Add pepper and olives.
  • Done!

Source: Troom Troom SELECT via Youtube

DIY Fox Pocket Holder Design


DIY Fox Pocket Holder Design #foxplasticfolder


  • Take a regular orange folder for papers.
  • Cut out a pair of triangles out of colorful foam paper.
  • Proceed with a pair of different-shaded pentagons.
  • Hot-glue the triangles along the edges of the folder.
  • Add the ears to the other side.
  • Finish off the design with eyes, blush, and a cute nose.

Source: Troom Troom SELECT via Youtube

DIY Cactus Pins Idea


DIY Cactus Pins Idea #cactuspins #tutorial


  • Gather some thumbtacks.
  • Make two bulbs out of green modeling clay.
  • Connect the bulbs.
  • Make a flower out of pink clay.
  • Add the flower to the base.
  • Make several holes in a larger bulb.
  • Glues the eyes and a smile.
  • Attach the cactus to the pin.
  • Let it dry.

Source: Troom Troom SELECT via Youtube