School has been in session for almost a week now for most people. Which means you’ve probably gotten your books and supplies, and are trying desperately to get back into a normal sleeping routine. Odds are, you’re having a tough time getting your brain working again after a summer of chillin’ out.
Unless you’re the crafty type, like me. Back to school season always inspired me to make all of my supplies my own by giving them a personal touch. I hand painted so many composition books and made so many textbook covers it would make your head spin. But it was a very good way to get my brain fully functional again for learning. Here are a few simple back to school DIYs from around the web to get those creative juices flowing again.
DIY Lace Dream Catchers
It’s hard to focus and do your best when you’re not sleeping well. Make a few of these beautiful dream catchers from the Free People blog and hang them above your bed to keep the bad dreams at bay.
DIY Découpage Floral Bag
Need a new bag for school but can’t find anything original? Head to the thrift store or spruce up an old fave with this tutorial from Honestly WTF. Don’t like floral? I’m sure you could use any fabric print you like.
Photo Dot Journal DIY
This is an amazing idea for anyone who is away from home or someone who takes a lot of pictures. All you’ll need for this project are few things you probably already have and a little creativity! Tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.
Vintage Style Book Dust Cover DIY
I am so sad that I didn’t think of this when I was in school. I love this idea. Check out this amazing book cover how-to from Design Sponge.
DIY Back To School Ribbon
This one is really more for our readers who have kids in school. This adorable DIY is from the super cute mommy blog, Hello Bee. And would be really fun to make for your kiddos when they reach school goals. Or for you older gals, you could just make them for your friends, every good friend deserves a ribbon, am I right?
DIY Chalkboard Notebook
This super easy DIY from Warm Hot Chocolate is the best way to make your notebook covers doodle-worthy. Doodle, take notes, write your crush’s name all over it, then just wipe it away. Perfect!
Would you try any of these DIY projects?