12 Back to School Crafts

Fall Crafts, Scrapbooking

I aimed for 50 economical, eco-green and fabulous ideas for back to school crafts this year. Here are some of the best free craft tutorials for back-to-school crafts, including DIY notice boards, keepsake organizers, dorm room furniture tutorials, and lots of fun crafts for a great school year ahead.

12 Back to School Crafts :: school organizer :: finecraftguild.com

Bookmark this page as there are some great links to wonderful free how-to tutorials with step-by-step photos for back-to-school fabulous-ness.

Free Back To School Crafts : Tutorials & Ideas

Pretty Stationary & Pens
12 Back to School Crafts :: recycled argyle greeting cards
how to make marbled pencils

Back-to-School Crafts 1: Argyle Notecards, made from Recycled Magazines

source: https://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/09/diy-project-recycled-argyle-notecards.html

Back-to-School Crafts 2: Marbled Pencils

source: https://www.marthastewart.com/article/marbleized-pencils/

how to make a pin-board
painted chalkboard on fridge
how to organize school projects

Back-to-School Crafts 3: Bulletin board idea

source: https://craftapple.wordpress.com/2006/10/25/corkboardwall-pocket-tutorial/

Back-to-School Crafts 4: School Chalk Board Fridge

source: https://www.dailydanny.com/?p=835

Back-to-School Crafts 5: School Momentos & Papers Organizer

source: https://www.debbiemumm.com/Projects/Scrapbooking/2007/08/

Money & Time Savers
how to make a schoolbook cover

Back-to-School Crafts 6: Recycle giftbags into gorgeous school book covers


source: https://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/kidscraftsactivitiesblog/2009/09/how-to-make-a-school-book-cover-out-of-a-decorated-gift-bag/

TIP: Stock a School Supply Box
For year-round savings on school supplies: Stock your box with school supplies that are purchased on sale or that were used in previous years.

Student Room Enhancements
how to make hemp lamps

Back-to-School Crafts 7:
Groovy hemp bedroom lamp shades


source: https://www.craftynest.com/2009/03/hemp-pendant-lamps/

Fresh Lunch
how to make a lunch bag

Back-to-School Crafts 8:
Cloth ‘Notebook’ Lunchbag


source: www.designspongeonline.com/2009/09/diy-project-kates-notebook-lunchbag.html

Boy Craft
back-to-school craft how to make a locker label

Back-to-School Crafts 9:
Locker magnet with name label


source: https://www.crayola.com/crafts/locker-label-craft/

Girl Crafts
how to make a head band

Back-to-School Crafts 10:
Hair bands
click here and you’ll find a dozen different designs
(image credit: alteredcloth.com)
felt hair barrettesBack-to-School Crafts 11:
Felted Hair Barrattes
– easy step-by-step craft tutorial


source: https://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/2007/06/this_house_is_w.html

Mom Craft: Free Make-up Bag Sewing Pattern
how to sew little bag

Back-to-School Crafts 12:
Make-up or ‘thingies’ bag
Free Bag Sewing Pattern, in Brief:
A. Create pattern out of cereal box with narrower top-end = 6 1/2″, and wider bottom-end = 8 1/2″, height = 6″. Cut your fabric using the pattern.
B. Cut no-sew bond using the pattern, and iron it to the lining. Peel away the paper and iron it to the outside fabric.
Optional: If I want to attach a stripe of ribbon or trim, use the no-sew bond to attach this also or sew across the trim with the sewing machine. Add in a short bag strap.
C. Cut a piece of velcro about 2″ long, fold it over a 1/2″ hem and center the velcro strip. Sew 2 lines, one across the top and bottom of the velcro across the width of the bag.
Optional: attach trim along the bottom seam for the velcro.
D. Turn the bag wrong side out and sew up the sides. Sew through the no-sew bond, if your fabric is thin.
E. Make a gusseted bottom: fold a triangle horizontally at the each corner about 1″ down from the edge; sew across this triangle horizontally.
image/pattern credit: craftydaisies.com/2007/04/26/simple-makeup-bag/ : this site is offline

Vintage Back to School Scrapbooking Printable

Paper art project by Crystelle

september vintage paper art
archive: Crystelleboutique.com/1/post/2012/09/september-back-to-books-free-printable.html

Here’s Crystelle’s free Back to School scrapbooking printable for you. Use it as your centepiece for your project or kitchen wall hanging and send some loving kindness to Crystelle, who designed it for you. Really cute scrapbooking or book art project. Fun!!

I miss Crystelle’s blog, but that goes without saying.

More Back-To-School Projects

If these great back-to-school ideas are not enough for your insatiable craft spirit, check back for more later. I am planning to post some of our own crafty creations later this week.

  • We decorated cloths pins to organize both the desk and the walls anticipating a million drawings this year.
  • We decorated some plain notebooks.
  • We made name tags for school items.
  • We covered an ugly Mexican rug with a neutral fabric to match the room decor.
  • We made a cover for the new white office chair.
  • We made a craft supplies box.
  • We created drawing inserts to organize our stuff.
  • …. and the list goes on.

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