Over 30 Back to School Get Crafty

Hooray it is “Back To School” crafts time!! Or maybe you would like to make something for your workspace in the office.. hopefully you will find something here from young to old. And with that we are looking forward to exploring lots of stationery and lunch box crafts and ideas.  To make with kids or for kids or for a friend. From note books, to pencil toppers, to pencil cases and satchels, to some fabulously fun foody crafts. I hope you feel inspired.. School is still a little while away, but sometimes it takes 2-3 weeks to assemble your craft materials and find the time to make something….

Over 30 Stationery and Back to School ideas

Back To School with Kids


Schultüte basteln Schultuete

Being Austrian and having gone to a German School myself, I think back fondly to the traditional Schultuete you get on your first day of school – filled with small gifts and sweets they are designed to ease you into the first day of school! Aren’t they lovely?  I will be making another this Summer as Pip Squeak starts school!

 

 

No Sew Pencil Roll Up - no sew too! This is a super easy pencil case DIY, that can be used for make up brushes or crochet hooks too! Love that it is no sew and easily customisable

Take a peak at this easy peasy No Sew Pencil Roll Up! Fun and easy to make and also easily customisable!x

back to school crafts Pocket It

A super duper QUICK craft and yet lots and lots of fun. What youngster would enjoy their own “Pocket It”  notebook, complete with space for a pencil and eraser. Cute and fun. Visit Woman’s Day for more. Will certainly make going back to school lovely!

 

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Laminated Bookmarks

Well, what better craft to see you into the school year, than making your own bookmarks – keep those little hands busy whilst crafting and then into their books once back at school. Crafts Kaboose shows us their sweet idea.

 

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giant black board

Chalkboard DIY

Oooh we do love a chalkboard and I am yet to have a go at chalkboard paint.. here City Girl Gone Coastal makes a jumbo chalkboard for her kids. Lovely.

 

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back to school crafts Loo Roll & Popcycle Pen Pot

Aaaah I love it when a bloggy friend rises to the crafty challenge and THEN not only makes something especially for Get Crafty but also uses a Loo Roll!!! Hooray for Tracey from White Lily Green and cute little pen pots! Lovely.

 

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Egg Carton School Bus

Ok.. for my American friends, how can you not simply LOVE LOVE LOVE this Egg Carton School bus?? Just too cute! You could fill it with pencil sharpners, erasers and stickers.. So sweet!

 

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Back To School Older Kids/ For Kids

Monster Felt Pencil Toppers

Not only are these adorable Monster Felt Pencil Toppers  for back to school, these little monster pencil toppers are also great for great for as cute Halloween and Valentines Gifts too (Printables to come **soon**). They are SO quick and easy to make, that you can make them for ALL the class or even use them for trick or treating or as a Halloween Party Favour!

 

back to school crafts Cupcake Pencil Topper

Oh my, how cute are these cupcake pencil toppers? I adore them! And I love all things felty, so these are simply perfect! I know I would have loved these at school and they would make a perfect party bag gift too! WhiMSy Girl shares her lovely design and tutorial with us!

 

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back to school pencil toppers Moustache & Lip Pencil Topper

Aaand for those slightly older amongst us, and because I KNOW there are some bloggy friends out there that love all things moustache… here are some Moustache and Lip pencil toppers.. I dare you, make some a la Chica Schmica’s blog and take them into the office. Go on, you know you want to!

 

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Decorated Pencils

If pencil toppers are not your thing, but you still want to jazz up your pencils… simply decorate them a la Martha Steward.  Don’t they look lovely?

 

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back to school decorative pencils Beautiful Pencils

Or… check out this other gorgeous gorgeous pencil decorating technique over at Omiyage Blogs. You will be surprised at quite how straight forward it is!

 

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Pencil Holder

What a smart little pencil holder this is indeed – take an old can and hey presto… you have these fab desktop holders. I reckon you could even take them to work! Fancy House Road shows us how!

 

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back to school office Loo Roll Pencil Holder

Oh and here is a lovely Loo Roll conversion for boys (and girls) and dads… A quick and fabulous looking idea from Bostik. I reckon this would also look great for back to work and the office…  Would make a great gift for dad too!

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back to school pouch Supply Pouch

Aaaah this is such a sweet little pouch – made with much love and feeling and surely must be a special gift to take to school. Flamingo Toes shares her tutorial with us. So sweet indeed and a lovely little sewing project to get stuck into!!

 

 

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back to school More Pencil Cases

Or why not try your hand at making one these tube pencil cases! Aren’t they smart? They would make a lovely make up bag too… erm, not that you would need that at school of course. Visit Sew Mama Sew to see the tutorial.

 

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back to school Butterfly Book Bag

I love it when you take something “ordinary” and snazz it up and make it special. This is exactly what Tai Dye Original did for her little girl by turning a normal backpack into a Butterfly Backpack!

 

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office crafts Satchel

And if you are making something for a teen, college student or adult… why not try this fabulous satchel? Delightful Dozen shares this Guest Post.

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office crafts Post It Note Booklet

Oooh I love these little Post It Note Booklets – who would have guess that they started off as a humble post it note book? These would look nice at school, at university or the office! Greeting Arts shares her lovely tutorial!

 

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back to school Homework Central

Now my little ones are indeed still little… but if space is an issue in your house, or you all like to be ogether without being distracted, then maybe a homework central craft is just the thing for you. Family Fun share their ideas.

 

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back to school crafts Beano Recycled Desk

Or if you do have dedicated homework area, why not snazz up an old desk with some comics.. I don’t normally link to “shops”, but I found this on Folksy and I thought it was fabulous – I am sure it could be copied – a bit of decoupage glue and bobs your uncle?

 

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How to… make a Beautiful & Simple Crochet Rosette Flower (Guest Post)Hair Band

Who doesn’t want to look pretty on the first day back at school? Make your little girl a lovely Rosette Flower hair band.. a guest post from the fabulous Creative Jewish Mom on Red Ted Art.

 

 

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Back to The Office (Crafts for Grown Ups)

back to the office crafts Business Card Holder

Love it when you get to do a little craft for yourself!! And how cute are these lovely little business cards holders from over at The Gingerbread House? Lovely! And certainly better than my “bottom of the handbag” filing technique!

 

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back to work school Floppy Disc Pen Holder

Ever wondered what to do with those rather dated floppy disc knocking around? Well, wonder no more! Make these very office appropriate pen holders! Visit Having No Blog is Your Blog, for erm, the idea, but no how to… still, sometimes it is enough to just see something, right?

 

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Sweater Laptop Holder

Oh my oh my oh my! I thought that recycled sweater xmas stockings were clever, but how GORGEOUS is this laptop holder? Woweee. I LOVE LOVE LOVE! Go check Etsy How Tuesday on, uhm, how to..

 

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back to school office crafts Giant Clock

I love this very stylish idea from Sew Kansas – what better way to start of the new school year by being on time! This giant clock gives you no excuse to be late…

 

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Back to School – Fun FOOD related ideas

Back to School Lunchbags

I love this very smart and stylish lunchbag – I hate “waste” and this is a lovely little reusable lunchbag that looks great and looks after your food just perfectly! Go and be inspired by none other than the Purl bee!

 

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Fruit Printables

Generally I am not that “big on” printables… but these these are sooooooo cute! How lovely to surprise your loved one with a little message either at work or school? Certainly should help ease that “back to school pain”. Alpha Mom shares it with us.

 

 

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salad in a jar

Salad Jars

To me, this makes taking salads to work (or school) trendy again. Not just that, but stop those leaky tupperwares and enjoy a nice salad out of these pretty looking jars. Fab! Home Spun With Love came up with the idea!

 

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back to school twisty tie Pretty Twist Ties

Ok.. now I am not sure that I really have the time to make pretty twist ties… but then again, they are SOOOOO simple, why not? If it makes your child (husband’s/ wife’s) food look that little bit lovelier… why not? Check out Zakka Life for how to!

 

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back to school sandwich wrap Sandwich Wrappers From Cereal Bags

I love love love how these Sandwich wrappers are made from recycled Cereal Bags – Valerie from Frugal Family Fun is indeed a clever lady! And it is big enough that it doubles up as a placemat. I checked – and you can machine wash these at a low temperature! Fabulous!

 

 

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back to school cookies Chalkboard Cookies

Ooooh aren’t these cookies just TOO TOO cute? I love them! Chalkboards complete with writing, apples and chalk. How adorable. Sugar Turntable shares their tutorial. Would wouldn’t love finding these dear cookies once back to school? Would make a nice teacher’s gift too!

 

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back to school Magic Message Bananas

And these bananas sure put a smile on my face… write a message in the morning and then by snack time.. hey presto. Come To Get Her Kids came up with this fun and thrifty idea!

 

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So… what do you think? Did these fabulous crafts inspire you to Get Crafty?! Get ready to go back to school with all these lovely craft ideas!

 

 

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