24 Unique Back to School DIY Ideas (that Don’t Suck)

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24 Unique Back to School DIY Ideas (that Don't Suck) #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

It’s back to school season. And with all the projects I’ve been finding lately, I suspect that many parents with kiddos are searching for cool and clever DIY ideas for their kids. So, I rounded up 24 of my favorite back to school project ideas – from DIY backpacks and reusable lunch bags to desk organization and pencil pouches.

P.S. Even if you’re kidless, you can get into the back to school spirit with these elevated project ideas. No cheesy red apples here, I promise!

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3 Easy Summer Salads Perfect for Entertaining

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3 easy summer salads perfect for entertaining. Click through for all three recipes from Paper and Stitch. #summersalads #saladrecipe #summerrecipe #panzanellasalad #hummus #hummusboard #zucchininoodlesalad
It’s been a pretty warm summer so far around here. Atlanta heat in July and August can be pretty extreme. And when the temperatures start to rise, all I want to make for lunch or dinner is something easy and light(ish).

Naturally salads get to the top of my summer must-haves list pretty quickly, with those two requirements. But not just ANY salad will do. I’m picky. So, it needs to be a really, really good tasting salad. As in it doesn’t exactly have to be healthy, it just has to taste good!

I partnered with ALDI to put together three seriously delicious summer salad recipes, to promote their newly expanded product selection that now includes more fresh food, healthy dips, specialty baked goods, zucchini noodles, and more. So, whether you’re with friends or just hanging out on the porch by yourself, these summer salads will get you through the hottest months of the year without breaking a sweat in the kitchen. Pinkie promise.

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Lend Me Your Ear: DIY Leather Statement Earrings

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Make these DIY leather statement earrings in just a few minutes with this easy-to-follow tutorial. #diyearrings #diyjewelry #diyleatherproject #diyaccessories #diyfashion

I’m always up for a little DIY statement jewelry over here. So today I’m sharing these large leather earrings (each pair is at least 3-4 inches long, so they make an impact) that you can make yourself in about 15 minutes. Bonus! They’re lightweight too, so they won’t weigh down your earlobes.

Don’t have pierced ears? No worries! You can still rock this look with one simple adjustment. Click through for the tutorial.

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How to Make a Modern DIY Desk Organizer for Back to School and Beyond

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How to Make a Modern DIY Desk Organizer. Click through for step by step instructions. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #organization #diyorgnaizer #deskdiy #homedecordiy #woodproject #modernwoodproject

I’ve been in major organization mode lately and needed something for my desk that would keep my day-to-day items handy but organized. Because usually, I just have tons of stuff on my desk and it gets super annoying after a while. 

So, I made this modern DIY desk organizer that doubles as a planter to keep my papers, notebooks, scissors, etc close by without taking up all of my desk space.

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6 Weekend DIYs to Try

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6 Weekend DIYs to Try #weekendprojects #diy #diyideas

Happy Friday! This week, I’ve been working behind the scenes on something that will be wrapping up next week and it’s been fun to have a bigger project that I can really dedicate some time towards. But also, it is taking up a lot of my creative energy right now and I’ve had some anxiety over it. So the balancing act has been tricky. Do you run into those kinds of things with your work sometimes too?

Anyway, over the weekend, I plan to just take those days to recharge and refocus for the upcoming week. And probably won’t be getting to any additional projects. BUT I have a bunch of good ones rounded up for you, just in case you’re in the mood for something creative. Click through for all 6 weekend DIYs to try.

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12 Rooms in 12 Months: My Front Porch Reveal

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Have a tiny front porch? Click through for a little inspiration for decorating a small outdoor space. #frontporchreveal #outdoorreveal #outdoormakeover #frontporchmakeover
This post is sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are my own.

I shared a teeny tiny sneak peek of today’s reveal on Instagram a while back, but today I finally get to share the full reveal. I finished up my front porch makeover and have been dying to share it ever since. And considering how unusable the space was before (click through for the before photos), it’s surprisingly become one of my favorite places to hang out, even in the Atalanta heat.

The porch itself is very small and the fact that it’s the exact same layout as my upstairs balcony, felt a little daunting to tackle with another makeover. Kinda like the movie Groundhog Day – I didn’t want to repeat the same thing over again.

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