Family DIY fun crafts and projects
Sep 3, 2013
Craft Roundup: School Pack It Up Time, Projects Kids Will Love All Year
Make the grade with these four fab DIY finds, including tutorials for a duct-tape flash card holder, backpacks, monogrammed letter bags and supply zip pouches
Good morning, class. Welcome back to school! Today is a busy day for many families around metro Detroit as the school bell rings for a brand-new year. Your student (hopefully!) has all the school supplies she'll need to get her started on the right foot. But what are those school supplies packed in? This week's roundup features some adorable – and incredibly useful – project ideas that have locker/backpack/desk/etc. organization top of mind.
Keeping study notes for a big test isn't as daunting when they're stored in a colorful holder. Cute as a Fox uses some of her favorite Duck Brand duct tape to create this upcycled study aid.
Choosing a new backpack can be a tough choice. How do you make sure your new pack is one-of-a-kind? Skip the worry by making your own! Petit a Petit & Family created this modern, square backpack for the first day of kindergarten – and you can, too.
Polka dot oilcloth gets the school treatment thanks to this handy tutorial from Lia Griffith. These easy-to-make bags work well for backpacks, whether it's the first day of school or the first day of the workweek.
Do these bags look familiar? They should: Melly Sews took school-staple classics (Crayola boxes, lined paper) and gave them the fabric touch by transforming them into a set of zippered school supply pouches.