37 Awesome DIYs To Make Before School Starts

The only thing better than new school supplies are the extra special ones you make yourself.

1. Revamped Lunch Box

Decoupage a photo to the front and cover the inside with blackboard paint for changeable messages.

2. Book Covers with Plastic Pockets


Get the DIY here.

3. Milk Jug Sandwich Protector

Directions here.

4. Supply Holder Notebook

Sew elastic onto a notebook to hold essentials. DIY here.

5. Notebook Lunchbag

Highly customizable to be slightly more or less enthusiastic about the state of lunch. Get the directions here.

6. Alphabet Necklace

For the most blingin’ first grader ever. Directions here.

7. Felt Cutout Pencil Pouch

NO sewing skills required.

8. Piano Hinge Notebook

This one uses colored paper and bamboo skewers. Get the directions here.

9. Adorable Bow Pencil Pouch

Light sewing skills required. Directions here.

10. Mini Art Roll

Every child needs this. Every adult needs this. DIY here.

11. Locker Tote

Directions here.

12. Clipboard Makeovers with Washi and Duct Tape

Tutorial here.

13. Stamped Pencils

Directions here.

14. Fabric Notebook Covers

These adorable fabric book covers have a little extra pocket. Get the DIY here.

15. Chalkboard Placemats

Give your placemats a coat of blackboard paint.

16. Backpack Tags

Get the printable here.

17. Insanely Simple Heart-Shaped Paper Clips

18. Washi Tape Pencils

So easy, a third grader could make these.

20. Paper Gel Pens

Use colored paper to brighten up gel pens.

21. Fuzzy Pipe Cleaner Notebook

Directions here.

22. Pipe Cleaner Pencil Toppers

Materials needed: pipe cleaners, scissors, foam stickers, and markers.

23. Craft Foam Pencil Case

Small hands can get a feel for sewing with this project, which requires a child-safe needle. Get the directions here.

24. Loft/Bunk Bed Organizer

Get the directions here.

25. Laptop Stand for the Bed

This DIY claims to only cost $15 and take 30-60 minutes of your time.

26. Over-The-Chair Bag

For extra storage and organization. Get the sewing DIY here.

27. Cord Organizer

Get the directions here.

28. Cork Pencil Holders

Get the DIY here.

An incredibly easy DIY that makes a great back-to-school teacher gift.

30. Cute Wall Hooks

Adorable for an elementary school classroom. Get the DIY here.

31. Scrap Fabric Notebook and Pen Set


Get the tutorial here.

32. Apple Pencil Holder

Directions here.

33. Recycled Soda Bottle Apple Pouches

Get the directions here.

34. Mason Jar Caddy

Get the directions here.

35. Chalkboard Locket Necklace

Directions here.

36. Notebook Tote

These are easy enough to make with embroidery thread and Sharpies.

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