When you do back to school shopping, sometimes getting the nice stuff costs too much. Today’s post is going to teach you six fun, easy, quick and affordable DIYs that you can bring with you back to school.
- Simple Elegance Folder
For this DIY, you will need pocket folder (or a notebook if you prefer), a Lily Pulitzer inspired cover from www.happilyhope.wordpress.com (I have included the one I used down below) and Duct Tape.
Step 1. Print off your Lily Pulitzer inspired cover and glue to your folder
This is the one that I liked
Step 2. Cut strips of Duct Tape and stick them around the cover. To finish off, just write your name and the subject. (If you do not know what subject you will use i for, you can either leave it blank or write “notes” like I did)
2. Creative One-Step Paper Pads
You will need a pad of paper and some cardstock (I just used an old binder divider)
The Only step. Cut a piece of cardstock that is the same size as the area you want to cover, with some extra space for the back of the pad of paper. Cover the back of the cardstock with glue and stick down
3. Duct Tape Bookmarks
You will need cardstock, duct tape and stickers
Step 1. Cut your cardstock to a size that will fit in your book and cover with duct tape
Step 2. Decorate with the stickers
Extra Fun. Use a one hole punch to make a small hole in the top of your bookmark. Fold a piece of duct tape in half and then cut it in half again. Put the two pieces together and thread them through the small hole. use a small piece of duct tape to hold together. Trim accordingly. This creates a tassel.
BTW The books in the picture are The Salt and Pepper Chronicles #5: The Prisoners and the Paintings by David A Poulsen and Sleuth or Dare #3: Framed and Dangerous by Kim Harrington
4. One-Step Duct Tape Pens and Pencils
You will need duct tape and pens/pencils
The Only step. Cut a piece of duct tape that is the same size as your writing utensil minus the tip. Wrap around the writing utensil
5. Scrapbook Paper Notebook
You will need a sheet of scrapbook paper (if you do not have any, you can go on the Micheal’s or DeSerres websites and save pictures of their scrapbook paper and print off two pages), a notebook, cardstock, computer paper and duct tape
Step 1. Trace the outline of your notebook cover onto the back of your scrapbook paper and cut out the shape. Glue to the front of the notebook and cut off the excess paper
Step 2. Cut out to rectangles from cardstock. One should be able to fit inside the other while leaving a clean border around it. Glue them together and then on to the notebook. Write either your subject or “notes” on the inner rectangle
Step 3. Open your notebook and glue in a piece of white computer paper. Trim off the excess. Glue another piece of scrapbook paper the width of your notebook across the bottom. Only put the glue around the three outside sides to make a pocket inside
Step 4. Stick strips of duct tape along the spiral to give it the look of a Composition Notebook.
6. Motivational Folder
You will need a pocket folder, scrapbook paper (if you do not have any, you can go on the Micheal’s or DeSerres websites and save pictures of their scrapbook paper and print off two pages), colored paper and a bunch of motivational sayings that you have printed off
Step 1. Glue your scrapbook paper to the folder. Cut a shape out of your coloured paper and glue to the center. In it, write your name and either the subject or “notes”.
Step 2. Glue your motivational sayings all around the folder in a collage format. Some of the sayings I included are Whatever you decide to do, Make sure it makes you happy and a J.K Rowling quote that says Anything is Possible if you hve enough nerve.
That is all i have for now, but stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon and hit that follow button!