Craft Roundup: Back to School Pencil Pouch, Stapler, More

I hate to even mention it, but – school is just around the corner. The stores already have whole sections dedicated to pencils, rulers and notebooks. TV commercials are advertising the latest fall fashions for students. As your child's school supply list is heading your way soon, think about what you can create with them to personalize this year's locker stash. By working on these projects together, the idea of ringing school bells in the not-so-far-away future isn't (quite) so bad.

Duct Tape Pencil Pouch

We know duct tape has a lot of uses. Now it's time to put it to work in school! Check out Craft Test Dummies for a tutorial on how to make your own pencil pouch with your favorite duct tape.

Ball Jar Teacher Gift

This idea is great because, once made, the jar can either hold a beautiful arrangement of flowers for your child's teacher or something more practical, like a pile of new pencils.

Fabric Covered Books

Do your children need to cover their textbooks this year? Take a look at this tutorial on Two Twenty One and keep those books safe!

Glittered Dollar Store Stapler

Looking for a way to give your school supplies a fancy makeover? Add some glitter! Check out Pitter and Glink to see how she transformed an inexpensive stapler into a work of art.


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