Nifty·Posted on Aug 12, 201337 Awesome DIYs To Make Before School StartsThe only thing better than new school supplies are the extra special ones you make yourself.by Peggy WangBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Revamped Lunch Box chroniclebooks.com Decoupage a photo to the front and cover the inside with blackboard paint for changeable messages. 2. Book Covers with Plastic Pockets marthastewart.com marthastewart.com Get the DIY here. 3. Milk Jug Sandwich Protector cremedelacraft.com Directions here. 4. Supply Holder Notebook francineclouden.typepad.com Sew elastic onto a notebook to hold essentials. DIY here. 5. Notebook Lunchbag designsponge.com Highly customizable to be slightly more or less enthusiastic about the state of lunch. Get the directions here. 6. Alphabet Necklace runwaydiy.com For the most blingin' first grader ever. Directions here. 7. Felt Cutout Pencil Pouch mamafromgreece.blogspot.com NO sewing skills required. 8. Piano Hinge Notebook stationery.blogs.com This one uses colored paper and bamboo skewers. Get the directions here. 9. Adorable Bow Pencil Pouch seekatesew.com Light sewing skills required. Directions here. 10. Mini Art Roll rajovilla.com Every child needs this. Every adult needs this. DIY here. 11. Locker Tote growingupgabel.com Directions here. 12. Clipboard Makeovers with Washi and Duct Tape abubblylife.com Tutorial here. 13. Stamped Pencils camillestyles.com Directions here. 14. Fabric Notebook Covers blog.spoonflower.com These adorable fabric book covers have a little extra pocket. Get the DIY here. 15. Chalkboard Placemats gigglesgalore.net Give your placemats a coat of blackboard paint. 16. Backpack Tags lollyjane.com Get the printable here. 17. Insanely Simple Heart-Shaped Paper Clips noveltyandchevron.blogspot.com 18. Washi Tape Pencils thepinkdoormat.blogspot.com So easy, a third grader could make these. 19. Threaded Bookmarks handmadecharlotte.com handmadecharlotte.com 20. Paper Gel Pens madiganmade.com Use colored paper to brighten up gel pens. 21. Fuzzy Pipe Cleaner Notebook spoonful.com Directions here. 22. Pipe Cleaner Pencil Toppers sturdyforcommonthings.com Materials needed: pipe cleaners, scissors, foam stickers, and markers. club.chicacircle.com 23. Craft Foam Pencil Case crafts.kaboose.com 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 instructables.com Get the directions here. 25. Laptop Stand for the Bed instructables.com This DIY claims to only cost $15 and take 30-60 minutes of your time. 26. Over-The-Chair Bag thecraftymummy.com For extra storage and organization. Get the sewing DIY here. 27. Cord Organizer brit.co Get the directions here. 28. Cork Pencil Holders designsponge.com Get the DIY here. 29. Ribbon Bookmarks thepartiologist.com thepartiologist.com An incredibly easy DIY that makes a great back-to-school teacher gift. 30. Cute Wall Hooks ambrosiagirl.com Adorable for an elementary school classroom. Get the DIY here. 31. Scrap Fabric Notebook and Pen Set sahndamarie.blogspot.com sahndamarie.blogspot.com Get the tutorial here. 32. Apple Pencil Holder smartschoolhouse.com Directions here. 33. Recycled Soda Bottle Apple Pouches countrywomanmagazine.com Get the directions here. 34. Mason Jar Caddy shakentogetherlife.com Get the directions here. 35. Chalkboard Locket Necklace brideblu.blogspot.com Directions here. 36. Notebook Tote cometogetherkids.com These are easy enough to make with embroidery thread and Sharpies. 37. Potted Herb Plant agirlwhomakes.com Want awesome DIY tips in your inbox four times a week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed DIY newsletter!