10 crazy and cool back-to-school DIY ideas

So it’s back to school for 2016, but it needn’t be a drag… Take the boring out of your school day and make this year a memorable one with these awesome and fun DIY accessories and stationary. Do it yourself or get a friend (or mom and dad) to help you out. You will be the envy of your friends and for sure the coolest kid at school…

  1. Chalkboard a notebook

Don’t just have an ordinary notebook. With a chalkboard cover you can write,  draw, wipe out and be creative to your heart’s content. All you’ll need is some chalkboard paint, a brush and your notebook. Chalkboard paint can be purchased at any specialty arts and crafts or paint store.

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  1. Creative book covers

Have a colourful and creative personality? Show off your personality to your classmates with unique schoolbook covers. You’ll need some colourful paper sheets, a brown paper bag and some glue. Cut out a square, a triangle, a heart, your name, the sky is the limit!

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  1. Glitter pencils

We could all do with a little more glitter in our lives right?! Make notes in style this year with glitter pencils you can easily make yourself. You’ll need some new pencils, glitter and glue, that’s all.

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  1. Chill Pills

Okay, so we know school can become stressful what with homework, exams etc… So be prepared with a handy jar of “chill pills”. Fill a container with smarties or M&Ms, print a funny label and keep it either for yourself or gift a friend or teacher (if the teacher has a great sense of humor that is…).

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  1. Notebook Tote

Tote bags are so handy. From carrying your schoolbooks, an extra set of clothes for after-school activities to your lunch. But no one wants a plain and boring tote, right? Decorate yours to look like the pages of a notebook with some Sharpie pens, a ruler, needle and embroidery floss.

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  1. Rainbow Crayon Holder

Organise crayons or other stationary beautifully and re-purpose used cans at the same time with this creative rainbow crayon holder. You’ll need your cans, wood, coloured scrapbook paper and glue.

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  1. Bulletin Board Canvas

Create a stunning board where you can pin pictures, reminders, cards and all sorts of valuable trinkets. It’s a great way to remind yourself of important dates and events as well. You’ll need a wrapped canvas, a large piece of fabric that you love, a staple gun and push pins.

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  1. Lunchbox ice packs

Nothing is grosser than hot yogurt or a warm sandwich in your lunchbox, right? And with the scorching weather we’re experiencing lately, this could very well be what you’ll be served up… Well, here’s a very clever invention. Make your own lunchbox ice packs with clean sponges, ‘zip-lock’ bags and water and freeze it overnight.

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  1. Eraser USB Flash Drive

Why have an eraser and a USB, when you can have a super cool eraser USB? A 2-in-1! Use some scissors and pliers and cut a lid and a tube to fit your USB drive in your eraser. Just be careful not to cut yourself in the process. If you can pull this off, you’ll definitely be the cool kid at school…

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  1. Polka Dotted Lunch Bag

Look forward to lunchtime everyday with this fun polka dotted lunch bag you can make yourself. You’ll need a cotton bag, some colourful material paint and a circular sponge.

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2 Responses

  1. First School says:

    Nice DIY craft ideas.

  2. Cat Names says:

    I like these creative ideas!

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