6 DIY Back to School Supplies

Just because we are homeschoolers doesn’t mean we can’t have cute school supplies!  This is especially fun as teenagers when we’re often in co-ops and classes.  Enjoy!

Washi Tape Pencils.  Tired of boring yellow or plain mechanical pencils?  No worries, just find some fun Washi tape and start wrapping them!  Voila—instant cuteness!

Instagram-inspired Binder.  Are you as much of a fan of Instagram as I am?  Then you might think this Instagram-inspired binder is pretty much the greatest.  It’s kind of pricey, though, so here’s a way you can do it for yourself!  Choose a binder with a plastic cover so you can slip the Instagram page under the protective cover.  Then, create an adorable background page (more Washi tape, anyone?).  Next, print out photos from your Instagram feed in the square shape (I’ve heard you can easily do this from a Target photo booth.) Finally, just glue or tape the photos on the page in Instagram-feed fashion, and slide under the plastic cover of the binder!

Eraser Flash Drive.  A two-in-one eraser AND flash drive?  Not gonna lie, this is pretty cool.  You can find instructions for it here.

Washi Tape Notebooks.  Now that your binder is looking cute, you just have to spruce up your notebooks, don’t you?  Here’s a super easy way to do that with Washi tape.  I just can’t get over how cute it is!

Thrifty Storage Ideas.  As homeschoolers, we need storage room and lots of it.  Unfortunately, the storage can end up looking rather frumpy and cluttered.  Until now!  Here are 27 cute and thrifty DIY storage solutions!  This absolutely screams PERFECT for homeschoolers.

Pencil Holder.  This is one I’ve made a few times myself, and it always turned out great!  Take an empty, clean, and dry food tin can.  Make sure the lip isn’t sharp from the opener.  Peel off the original label, and measure a new sheet of paper the same size to wrap around the can.  Trim to the correct size.  Now is the fun part!  You can decorate the paper however you’d like, whether with Washi tape, stencils, chalkboard spray paint, colored pencils, or markers.  Finally, glue or tape the paper onto the can!  Now it’s ready for your pen and pencils.


Tialla Rising is a homeschool graduate and a published author. She lives in the mountains of Arizona with her amazing husband, where she enjoys reading, Netflix, writing, and more! Visit her website at http://www.tiallarising.com.

September 2, 2015


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