8 Great DIY Back to School Projects!

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Summer is coming to a close and it is time to start thinking about putting together some Back to School Crafts!  Here at the Sitcom, there are plenty of tutorials for back to school items like book covers, messenger bags, laptop cases and more.  So, I put together my crafty ideas with a few I found on the web just in time for back to school!

Sadly, the summer is almost over.  Heck, there is Halloween stuff for sale at the local craft store already!  We aren’t going to jump the shark that far, but I thought I’d give you some cute craft ideas for sending the kids off to school.

Iris Folded Book Covers

Remember those boring book covers you used to make yourself?  Here is a new take on that simple paper craft.  Colorful Iris Folded Book Covers made from grocery bags and colored card stock!  This tutorial includes several free downloadable patterns!

Easy to Sew Messenger Bag

learn to sew messenger bag

Like to sew?  This Cute Messenger Bag  is an easy tutorial!  Perfect to carry school supplies and cute too!

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How to make a Bullet Journal

how to make a bullet journal

Recently, I discovered Bullet Journaling.  It is a fun way of making life a bit more organized, and a great way to be a bit creative every single day. Here is my tutorial on how to make a Bullet Journal and stay organized for back to school!

Easy DIY Laptop Case

Easy DIY Laptop Case from Hello Creative Family- a colorful way to protect your laptop!

Apple String Art

string art apple

Here is a cute gift the teacher will love!  Remember string art?  A great use for an old cutting board too!  You can find the full tutorial here: A is for Apple String Art

Beary Special Teacher Gift

teacher gift personalized bear craft

This craft is really fun to do.  Ever made anything with salt dough?  Really- there is so much you can do with it!  This Beary Nice Teacher Gift will sit proudly on your favorite teacher’s desk.  You can even personalize it by painting the teacher’s name on the chalk board!

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DIY Purse Organizer

DIY purse organizer

Have a pretty purse that doesn’t have much in the way of inside pockets?  Me too.  And that means all your stuff lays in the bottom in a big unorganized mess.  Here is my solution for a an easy to make DIY Purse Organizer that will solve that whole problem!

Shark Pencil Case

This project is just too cute to pass up.  How about a cute DIY Shark Pencil Case from Patchwork Posse. This is a fun free pattern.  I’m betting it is a hit with the kids!

See something that looks fun?  Well, get crafting!

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  • Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled August 3, 2017, 8:58 am

    Great collection of ideas! The pencil case and the folded iris book covers are great. Visiting from Think Tank Thursday party.

  • Sue Thomas July 30, 2017, 1:59 am

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE the shark pencil case. While we are half a year away from “back to school” here but I do up gifts to put under the Rotary Tree of Joy at Christmas and these will be a great little stocking stuffer. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.

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