15 Back-to-School Projects {DIY Ideas}

15 Back to School DIY Projects @EverythingEtsy

Back-to-School is an exciting time of year for students…and parents!  You’ll love these creative DIY projects to get the school year off to a great start.  I’m always excited about new paper and pencils, but I do kinda have a thing for pretty supplies!

15 Back-to-School DIY Projects

Washi Tape Notebooks

Washi Tape Notebooks & Pencils – Lia Griffith


DIY Rustic Homework Station – Love Grows Wild

Back to School Nerdy Chic Book Clutch

DIY Nerdy Chic Book Clutch – Caught on a Whim

Back to School - DIY Felt Initial Notebook Tutorial

Felt Initial Notebook – Everything Etsy

Back to School - DIY Backpack Project

Back Pack Tutorial – Purl Bee

Back to School Tags by Laura Winslow

Teacher Gift Tag Printables – Laura Winslow

Back to School - DIY Pencil Holder

Decorative Pencil Holders – Create With Mom

Back to School - DIY Lunch Bag Tutorial

Notebook Lunch Bag – Design Sponge


DIY Project Life Card Notebook – A Pumpkin & A Princess

Back to School - knotted pencil pouch sewing tutorial

Gingham Style Knotted Pencil Pouch – See Kate Sew

Back to School - DIY Paper Clips - Mod Melts Tutorial

Mod Melts Flower Paper Clips – Everything Etsy

Back to School DIY Messenger Bag

Braided Belt Messenger Bag – Cold Hands Warm Heart


Moustache Bookmark – Onelmon

Back to School Locker Tote Tutorial

DIY Locker Tote – Growing Up Gabel


Mod Podge Fabric Covered Books – Mod Podge Rocks

You’ll also want to check out these for cute back-to-school ideas…

21 Bookmark Tutorials for Back to School

21 Handmade Bookmark Tutorials

What’s your favorite??? I love the nerdy book clutch…I need one, for sure!

Happy back-to-school for all you moms out there!



  1. Wendy Sullivan says

    I love these book covers! I noticed that my daughter becomes way more enthusiastic about her studies when her books and stationary are colorful and bright. So, if that’s the price I should pay for her good grades, I’m ready for a little bit of handmade trials:)
    Then I tried your felt initial cover tutorial but had no felt around so I made it using regular fabric. It looks pretty good as well but I strongly recommend using felt for those who are eager to give this tutorial a try. It would look way better if made of felt.

  2. says

    i love back to school, even though i’m not enrolled:-) getting my kids ready and i love the bookmark ideas, hoping we can make some during our summer free time and mentally prepare for the school year ahead. thanks for the ideas!

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