Category Archives: Back to School

Accessorize for Back to School

It’s so hard to admit it, but back to school season is nearly upon us. One of the best parts of the back to school season is shopping for new clothes! I loved to think about my own personal style and how best to show it off every year. Here are some fun DIY ways to show off your style and crafty abilities for the first day!

Knotted Hair Bow

Knotted Hair Bow

This simple bow can make a big statement with the right fabric. It’s the perfect one-of-a-kind way to take a back to school outfit to the next level.

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Date Due Library Book Bag

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Tote your library books back to with a DIY librarians will love!

Hearken back to the days of library card catalogs, writing your name on the card for each book you checked out, and the librarian stamping the “date due” with her rubber stamp. Bring some “old school” library fun to your life by making a special library book themed tote bag to transport your books to and from the library, or make one as a gift for your favorite book lover!

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DIY Kindercone

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Make a Back to School Kindercone filled with gifts to send your child off!

A Kindercone, Schultüte (school cone) is a German/Austrian tradition in which grade school children are presented with a large, decorated cone filled with treats on the first day of school to celebrate the start of another school year. Since the late 1800’s, and still up to today, German parents and grandparents have traditionally presented a first grader with a Schultüte to honor the first day of “real school.” The cones are filled with treats and school supplies to “sweeten” the first day of school. Why not extend this fun practice to scholars of all ages, and help make back to school a fun celebration?

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Kids’ Crafts: Apples for Teacher

I grew up with a teacher for a mother, so naturally I got to eavesdrop on her and her teacher friends. Rumor had it that teachers like getting chocolate and other unhealthy goodies over apples, but these cute crafts are far better than a healthy snack – probably still not as good as chocolate – and will add a bit of character to any classroom!

Puffy Paint Window Clings

I adore these little window clings! They would be a perfect back to school gift for your kiddos teacher, or if you’re a teacher of kiddos, a super fun beginning of the year project!

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