As terrifying as it is, school time is fast approaching. Personally, I’ll be moving into my new apartment for the school year within the next week and as I prepare for my final year as an undergrad, I know it will be filled with late night stresses and early morning classes. One thing I know will brighten any morning time drowsiness is to have school supplies that are not only functional, but personalized. These crafts are the perfect way to add something extra to a school day that will make me happy to take out my pencils and hit the books for one more year.
Felt Covered Recipe Book – Think Crafts
This recipe book could easily be used as notebook instead. Not only will this book be a great way to create a personalized school supply, it will be lighter then the average notebook and pages won’t tear out as easily. I would happily keep my notes for classes if I could line up notebooks like this on my shelf after they were over.
Sewing 101: Electronics Sleeve – Design Sponge
If you’re looking to try out a sewing project or want a tutorial on how to sew a zipper around a corner, this is a great option. Finding a cover for my laptop is difficult, as it’s larger than average, creating my own laptop cover might just be the solution.
A Fashionable Way to Roll Up Your Cords – Brit + Co
If you have kids going off to school or want to get more organized, this is a great way to organize and have a place for all of your cords. I always manage to lose chargers to items I don’t use as often, which is one of the most important things to not lose, so this would be a great solution.
Washi Tape Page Dividers – becoming Martha
Such an incredibly simple and great way to personalize a school supply, adding some design to your dividers will help you to stay organized. This quick tutorial will take fifteen minutes and will last all year long.
No Sew Leather Pencil Case :: a DIY – Between the Lines
This pencil case folds up easily and will look great. The tutorial makes the project look easy and it would work with vinyl or felt if you do not have a piece of leather. This could be a great way to use scraps of fabric.
Do you have any projects you’ve been working on for the back to school season? Let us know in the comments below! Check out these other back to school crafts we’ve been posting on our Craft Trends Pinboard!