10 back-to-school DIY ideas from Pinterest
This adorable idea from gingersnapcrafts involves very few supplies - just use clean tin cans, scrapbook paper, spray adhesive and some vinyl chalkboard cut-outs to create super-cute cans for holding pencils, pens and crayons.
Love the chalkboard paint concept but not ready to commit? Create a simple wall calendar to organize all your kids' school events and activities using stick-on decorative chalkboard wall decals. Love this!
Bring a treat for teacher
Make this oh-so-clever treat for teacher using white jellybeans or yogurt raisins and basic craft supplies.
Washi tape notebook
Got composition notebooks? Why not make them cute? Here's a craft your kids can conquer on their own: load 'em up with decorative washi tape and let them create their own original masterpieces.
This one's a bit more complicated and involves sewing, but if you've got the basic skills, your kids might just totally love this adorable pencil pouch.
Not looking forward to picking backpacks up off the floor or -- worse -- not being able to find them when your kids are late for the bus already? Create a cute backpack station for collecting and storing and let the kids have some fun with the chalkboard while you're at it.
School nail art
Ok, college ruled notebook paper-themed nails? Kinda all over that. Why not?! Fun idea for teachers and moms alike. Or paint your kids' nails!
How cute are these after-school snacks? Using recycled plastic bottles, a little spray paint and some leaf cut-outs, you can be the most awesome mom on the block. Make extra for the neighbors!
We all know, kids don't wanna do their homework. Make it less of a task with a fun homework station. This one, from thecraftedsparrow.com, utilizes a hanging rod for cute containers and mini chalkboards for staying on task.
Sure, you can buy a basic pencil box at the store - but what's to keep you from personalizing it for your kiddo? Get the cheapest one you can find and then decorate it with your child's help to really make it original.