11 DIY School Supplies to Help you Save Money


First day of school supplies that you can make at home!  Some of the tutorials include a backpack, pencil pouches, locker accessories, notebook, washi tape pencils and earphone holders.

We’ve taken away all the guess work on back to school supplies with these incredible tutorials. For even more first day of school activities and traditions Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 280 tutorials. You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

diy school supplies

DIY School Supplies

1.  Back to School Supply Pouch ~ This adorable pencil pouch is a perfect way to organize art supplies and pencils.  Your favorite teacher would enjoy this colorful organizational tool too.  And as a mom, this is a stylish way to carry crayons in your purse to keep the little ones busy.

Rainbow Crayon Holder

2.  Rainbow Crayon Holder ~ This DIY pencil holder is a clever way to store and display your crayons. Great for an office or kids room.  Or even for things other than crayons…like colored pencils or pens!

Envelope Backpack

3.  Envelope BackpackThis Envelope Backpack is not only adorable but super functional as well! Perfect to take to pre-school or even just to fill with fun stuff to take along when he or she needs to be occupied. With this fabulous tutorial and free pattern you’’ll be able to whip one up in no time!

Earphone Holder From Old Mint Container

4.  Earphone Holder From Old Mint Container ~ Upcycle a used mint container to hold earphones. Add a ring and it can be easily clipped onto a backpack.  Customize it with duck tape or washi tape.

Upcycled Soda Box Pencil Cases

5.  Upcycled Soda Box Pencil Cases ~ These upcycled soda box pencil cases are a great way to organize art supplies and pencils and save a lot of money.

 Washi Tape Pencils

6.  Washi Tape Pencils ~ This post features a clever way to make ordinary pencils a little bit more fashionable! All you need is the pencils and washi tape! Totally personalized to your child! An easy and inexpensive project that your child could even do themselves!

Adventure Notebook

7.  Adventure Notebook ~ This is a great pictured tutorial on how to cover a plain notebook, perfect for a teacher or student. Depending upon the material you use, it can be very feminine for masculine.

diy rainbow highlighter

8.  DIY Rainbow Highlighter ~ You’re going to be the coolest mom with this awesome DIY for highlighters.  You’ll need a yellow, pink and blue highlighter. Watch the video to see how simple it is to transform a solid colored highlight into a super cool rainbow one.

First Day of School

First Day of School

9.  DIY Duck Tape Locker Pockets ~ Your child will have the most stylish and hip locker with these fantastic accessories!  This post shows you how to decorate your locker with duct tape products.


10.  DIY School Supply Station ~ Whether you are a homeschooler or just need a structured place for the kids to sit and do their homework.  Daily supplies are kept together in this tray for easy organization and access. And, since it’s in a tray it can be moved around if necessary.

DIY Mason Jar Pencil Holders

11.  DIY Mason Jar Pencil Holders ~ These festive and fun painted mason jar pencil holders are the perfect addition to your school supply organization they also make a great back to school gift for the teacher. You can use it as a vase for flowers or as a pencil holder. Either way it’’s absolutely darling!

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