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!
Watercolor Notebook Covers School Supplies
All the back to school supplies that we are going to provide you with our 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
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. Besides, such a colorful idea will only brighten up a kids' desk!Source: kraftmint via Instagram
DIY Ombre Journals School Supplies
There is an infinite range of cheap school supplies that can be easily transformed into something over the edge stylish and trendy. Yes, stylish outfits for school aren't the only way for kids to express themselves. For instance, a popular ombre technique can be applied to your notebook, thus creating a detail that will make your kid stand out in the class. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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!
Cloud With Rainbow Sticks Rain School Supplies
- 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!
DIY Pizza Pencils Case
- 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.
DIY Fox Pocket Holder Design
- 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.
DIY Cactus Pins Idea
- 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.