Our Favorite Back to School DIY

Back to school time in Ogdensburg NJ typically means two things for parents: joyous squeals and bemoaning all that back-to-school shopping. Those school supply lists seem to grow every year, which means your back-to-school shopping can get more expensive. But with a few creative tips and a few DIY hacks, you can make you and your child can make their very own (affordable) school supplies in no time! Check out this list of our favorite DIY school supplies and kick the year off in style.

The Best Backpack

Those fancy backpacks can cost an arm and a leg. And just when your child thinks they’ve found the most unique bag available, they find ten other kids with the same one at school. For a truly one-of-kind design, the only option is to design it yourself. This DIY rainbow watercolor backpack from Momtastic is not only beautiful, but it’s also easy. The best part about it is that you can tailor it to your child’s (or school’s) favorite colors.

A Place for Pencils

Something to corral all those writing utensils is a must. But the DIY options are endless. It was impossible for us to choose just one, here are a few of our favorites. For a chic, au naturale look, we love this DIY rattan pencil case from Delineate Your Dwelling. Or for a truly sweet option, these pencil pouches from Punkin Patters are made out of actual candy wrappers and are irresistible. Even though this design isn’t practical for backpacks, we couldn’t resist the fry box pencil holder from Awwsam.


Go from note to neat with these DIY notebook designs. Both designs start with plain jane notebooks but end with gorgeous DIY designs. Tell Love and Party has a fabulous marbled effect how-to and The Lovely drawer adds a touch of copper for a design that truly shines .

Looking Good, Locker

Help your child personalize their locker with fun DIY locker decor! Keep supplies neat with these duct tape organizers from Fiskars. For an extra touch of pizazz, this locker chandelier from Chica Circle is a must.

With this handy DIY school supplies list, going back to school has never been more fun! Looking for more fun ideas? From back-to-school to moving, and of course storage, our Sparta, NJ storage blog is full of helpful tips and ideas.


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