Take a look at your calendar. See what day it is? Yep, we’re less than a month away from the first day of school for most children in Michigan. Where did the summer go?! If the thought of fulfilling school supply lists, looking for new clothes and getting back into a regular school routine seems daunting right now, focus on being crafty with your family instead. This week’s roundup features a few ideas to celebrate the return to school and the excitement a brand-new year brings.
Apple Garland DIY
Chelsey Mass has a sweet idea to the make the first breakfast of the school season a fun one over on Mom’s Best. Pick up her breakfast ideas as well as learn how to create a cheerful apple garland.
Easy Desk Accessories with Cool Tapes
Sometimes it doesn’t take a lot to take plain school supplies from the store and make them one-of-a-kind. The Mod Podge Rocks blog shows you a few ways to decorate office supplies with colorful tapes found at retailers like Target.
Free Printable and Editable Name Tags
These free printables could be used in so many different ways, as shown on the Bird’s Party blog. Does your child have a birthday the first week of school? Go with a school theme!
Make a Pencil Vase
Make sure your child makes a wonderful first impression with her new teacher on the first day with a thoughtful DIY gift. Not sure what to make? Try a pencil vase, as shown here by Daisy Mae Belle!