125+ Back to School DIY Ideas & Hacks – here are over 100 of the absolute best back to school DIY ideas and hacks. From notebooks to locker organization and even lunch box notes this post is your one stop shop for everything back to school DIY!
Can you believe that back to school is right around the corner?
When I was a kid I loved personalizing my school supplies. It helped get me excited and motivated about heading back to school. So, I created a massive list of the best back to school DIY ideas and hacks. If you’re anything like me you’re going to want to try almost all of these really fun back to school DIY ideas!
In this post you’ll find back to school DIY ideas ranging from custom notebooks to packed lunch hacks. Seriously, this is a huge post with over 125 fun back to school DIY ideas that kids are just going to love.
Don’t forget to pin this post so you can come back to it again and again as back to school gets closer!
And, use the convenient table of contents located right below to help hop around this post easily.
- For packed lunch inspiration check out these 30+ back to school lunch ideas that are delicious and healthy.
- And, here are some genius hacks to save money on back to school shopping.
- For organization hacks you gotta check out these 6 epic organization hacks for the upcoming school year.
125+ Super Fun Back To School DIY Ideas & Hacks
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 This gorgeous pink and gold dipped notebook from Eat Sleep Cuddle is an awesome way to get excited about taking notes.
 Or, use chalk paint to make these clever chalk paint notebooks from The Crafting Chicks.
 How fun are these adorable notebooks decorated with scrapbook craft paper from Rockin Strawberries?
 If you love watercolor then this FREE printable watercolor notebook cover from Eigteen25 is a must try.
 Making an amazing Ombre Notebook couldn’t be easier with this simple tutorial from Eighteen25.
 Or, use up some extra fabric by making one of these adorable fabric covered notebooks from Crazy Little Projects
 And, if you’ve got some washi tape laying around you gotta try Lia Griffith’s Washi Tape decorated notebook tutorial.
 With the help of a little Modge Podge and some decorative paper you can easily make Homey Oh My’s gorgeous decorated floral notebooks.
 Make your notebook totally unique with Pie in The Sky’s tutorial for recycling old magazines into gorgeous triangle love notebooks.
 Use easy marble vinyl to make The Lovely Drawer’s easy faux marble notebook.
 Add a heart design to make even the most boring notebook special with Chica Circle’s easy tutorial.
 Or, add simple embroidery to a notebook to give it a little flair with this tutorial from Dear Handmade Life.
Binders & Folders
 DIY Washi Tape Binder Covers from I heart Nap Time
 FREE printable homework binder cover from I Heart Nap Time
 Simple pretty paper binder tutorial from Thrift Diving
 Fabric binder cover tutorial from Ginger Cake
 Stay super organized with this FREE printable student binder from Just A Girl and Her Blog
 And, keep your binder neat with these DIY Washi Tape binder dividers.
Pens & Pencils
 Super cute yarn pom pom pencils from Craft-O-Maniac.
 Sparkle pencils and monster toppers from 100 Directions.
 Adorable bunny pom pom pencil toppers tutorial from Artzy Creations.
 Fun glitter dipped pencils from Thirty Hand Made Days.
 Poop pencil toppers from Artsy Fartsy Mama.
 Easy Washi tape Pencils from DIY Inspired
 Free pattern from Ami Guruthi for DIY Superhero Pencil Toppers.
 Printable paper firework rocket pencil topper from Goh Likim.
 Simple DIY painted back to school pencils from Hello Glow.
 Creative Duck Tape Pencil toppers from Scattered Thoughts of A Crafty Mom.
 DIY Washi Tape pencils from Minted.
 Adorable painted confetti pencils from Make & Tell.
 Mod Podge glitter pencils from B.A.S Blog.
 Fun Anthropologie inspired pencils from Home Work.
Pencil Organizers & Holders
 Back to school pencil holder from Crafts By Courtney
 DIY Marble pencil holder from Crafts On Fire
 Folded pencil & pen holder from Robeen Shop
 DIY Crochet mason jar holder from Petals to Picots
 Mosaic pencil holder from My Little Secrets
 DIY Tin can pencil holder from Grillo Designs
 Corrugated plastic pencil holder from Lovely Indeed
 DIY Mason jar accessories holder from Do DIYs
 Floral DIY pencil holders from Consumer Crafts
 DIY scrapbook pencil holder from Inspirations By D
 Upcycled cassette tape pencil holder from Upcycle That
 Wrapped yarn pencil holder from Craft Passion
 Knit and crochet pencil holders from Mr Handsome Face
 Embroidered pencil holder from Eryn With A Y
 Handmade paper pencil holders from Craft & Creativity
 Fabric flower pot pencil holder from Straight Grain
 Star Wars R2-D2 pencil holder from Crafts By Amanda
 DIY rustic pencil holder from Strawberry Chic
 Yarn stitched pencil holder from The Crafty Swedes
 Wood bangle pencil holder from Make and Tell
 DIY 30 minute pencil roll case from Create & Craft
 Zipper pencil pouch from Positively Splendid
 DIY pencil pouch from Alice & Lois
 Pencil purse from Voyages Of The Creative Variety
 Simple crochet pencil pouch from Persia Lou
 Easy zipper pencil case from Little Red Window
 DIY watermelon pencil case from Seams and Scissors
 Mail tube pencil case from Damask Love
 Patchwork pencil case from A Spoonful of Sugar
 DIY stamped pencil pouches from Almost Makes Perfect
 Upcycled soda box pencil boxes from Creative Itch
 No sew zipper cases from Make It Love It
 No sew colored pencil roll from Small + Friendly
 Duck tape pencil case from While They Snooze
 DIY vinyl decorated pencil box from Consumer Crafts
 Recycled plastic container pencil box from DIY Inspired
 Upcycled cereal box pencil cases from Instructables
DIY Lunchbox Ideas
 DIY Insulated lunch box from Mister Domestic
 DIY Lunch tote from Mary Martha Mama
 Easy frozen lunch box sponge from Kids Activity Blog
 Reusable storage bags from I Heart Nap Time
 DIY applique lunch bag from A Little Craft In Your Day
 FREE printable lunch box jokes from One Creative Mommy
 Back to school chalkboard lunch box from Scissors & Spatulas
 Fruit cup printables from Thirty Hand Made Days
 DIY butterfly clothes pin snacks from Clicky Chick Creates
 Personalized lunch note bananas from Cake Whiz
 Adorable lunch box notes from This Tiny Blue House
 Mason jar snack hack from The Decorated Cookie
 Masonables snack containers from Soup Spice Everything Nice
 DIY paper straws from The Artisan Life
 Cricut DIY water bottles from Suburban Wife City Life
Clever Backpack DIYs & Hacks
 Monogramed backpack tags from Old Salt Farm
 Back to school DIY laptop bag from The Tip Toe Fairy
 Pom pom party personalized back pack from DIY Candy
 DIY backpack tassle keychains from Joann
 Monogram stencil back pack makeover from Lolly Jane
 Faux fur back pack makeover from Glitter In My Tea
 Personalized back pack from Rachel Teodoro
 Clever back pack cord roll from Brit+Co
 Backpack earphone holder from Make It Love It
 Easy watercolor back pack from Brit+Co
DIY Ideas For Lockers
 Emoji locker magnets from The Surznick Common Room
 DIY duct tape locker pockets from Fiskars
 Upcycled magnetic cereal boxes from Soho Sonnet
 Clever magnetic ziplock locker organizers from Ziplock
 Middle school locker survival kit from Thrifty Fun
 DIY Locker chandelier from Chica Circle
 Magnetic pen holders from The Mama’s Girls
 DIY Locker wallpaper from A Thrifty Mom
Other Back To School DIY Ideas
 Paperclick pom pom’s from Raising Up Rubies
 Washi tape dry erase board from I heart Nap Time
 DIY colorful scissors from Lines Across
 DIY Storage containers from Fall For DIY
 Chunky tassle bookmarks from Homey Oh My
 DIY painted storage boxes from Tell Love + Party
 Gold leaf brushed clip board from Lovely Indeed
 DIY striped book ends from Pretty Providence
 Easy upcycled binder clips from Bsaz Creates
 DIY homeowork caddy from Laura’s Crafty Life
 Paint chip calendar from DIY Projects
 DIY floral mousepad from The Crafted Life
 Handmade DIY bookmarks from Tater Tots & Jello
 Washi tape wires from Shaken Together
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