Back to school, back to school! It’s sad that summer break is over, but I love learning! I’m pretty excited to go back to school. And you know what my favorite part of back to school is? School supplies! I want to DIY my back to school supplies this year. Have you ever done so? It’s way more fun than buying supplies that probably aren’t the greenest. Here are a few of my favorite ideas:
Back to School: Backpacks and Totes
A back to school must-have is something to carry all your school supplies in! Do you remember your first time back to school with a backpack or bag that was special to you? Make more special memories by making that bag yourself! Here are some cool tutorials I found:
Back to School: Drawstring Backpack
Back to School: Fish Backpack
Back to School: Monster Backpack
Back to School: Crochet Plastic Tote Bag
Back to School: T-shirt Tote Bag
Back to School: Shower Curtain Tote Bag
Back to School: Writing Supplies
You can’t write the next great American novel, create the newest modern art masterpiece or draw up plans for the world’s best hovercraft without some writing supplies! Here are some really fun ways to store your back to school writing utensils and some fun pens and pencils to make:
Back to School: Zipper Mouth Pencil Case
Back to School: Binder Pouch
Back to School: Colored Pencil Roll
Back to School: Neon Pens
Back to School: Your Own Paper Pencils
Back to School: Sparkle Top Pencils
Back to School: Lunchtime
You can really make a lot of green changes just by changing your lunch supplies.
Making reusable oilcloth lunchbags, sandwich bags and snack bags will save you tons of money on expensive one-time use bags. They’re also very eco-friendly!
Back to School: Other Supplies
There are a few other supplies you will need for back to school. Here are my favorite DIY ideas:
Do you have any fun DIY back to school supplies you have made? Tell me about them (or post a photo!) in the Comments section! Have a happy back to school!
[First image by Flickr user anieto2k]