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!

24 Cool Ideas for Back to School: DIY Lunch Bags for Kiddos and Adults. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

1. DIY reusable lunch bags (eco friendly and washable)

24 Cool Ideas for Back to School: A DIY Desk Organzier for Homework, Notebooks, etc. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

2. a modern DIY desk organizer for homework and folders

Unique Back to School Ideas: A DIY Desk Organizer for Paper. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

3. DIY desk accessory for organizing small papers and lists

Back to School DIY Idea: Rollup Pencil Organizer Project. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

4. DIY rollup organizer for pencils and pens

A DIY backpack idea just in time for back to school. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

5. a minimalist backpack from Design Sponge

Gold foil DIY thumbtacks. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

6. gold foil thumbtacks project for bulletin boards and beyond

How to make a cute backpack from scratch. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

7. mimic the popular Fjallraven style with a mini backpack from scratch from With Wendy

Hand stamped pencil pouch idea. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

8. stamp your own pencil pouch from Almost Makes Perfect

DIY pencil holder for back to school. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

9. DIY pencil holder from The Sweetest Occasion

Cork DIY desk organizers for back to school. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

10. DIY office organizers made of cork for keeping small things easily accessible

A DIY basket backpack for back to school and beyond. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

11. a basket backpack from Delia Creates

Unique desk organizer idea. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

12. unique office organization from an unlikely material

Pencil organization for back to school. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

13. skip the makeup and turn this DIY wood organizer into a tidy home for pencils, scissors, etc

How to make a pencil pouch for back to school. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

14. DIY pencil pouch from Alice and Lois

Watercolor lunch bags DIY for back to school. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

15. DIY watercolor lunch bags for back to school

Make a hanging paper roll for back to school. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

16. DIY hanging paper roll from The Merrythought

Make an embellished backpack for back to school. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

17. an embellished backpack idea from DIYs

How to make a shibori canvas lunch bag. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

18. shibori lunch bags from Sweet Paul

Wood and leather notebooks DIY for back to school. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

19. leather and wood covered notebooks project

DIY organizer idea. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

20. hanging wall organizer for homework and supplies from Atilio

Half moon magnet idea for back to school. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

21. DIY half moon magnets for hanging fridge art, etc from Almost Makes Perfect

DIY desk storage idea for back to school. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

22. DIY basket storage for desk odds and ends

Splatter notebook and pencil DIY. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

23. DIY splatter paint notebooks and pencils from Your DIY Family

DIY leather pouches for pencils, pens, etc. Click through for all 24 unique back to school ideas. #backtoschool #backtoschooldiy #diy #diyideas #backtoschoolideas

24. use these DIY leather pouches for erasers, pencils, highlighters and more

Which back to school project is your favorite? See anything you might try?!

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That minimalist backpack is super cute!

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Paige Cassandra Flamm | August 15th, 2018 at 10:14 am

Isn’t that one cool, Paige?! I love it!

Brittni | August 15th, 2018 at 10:32 am

Wow, these are really cool ideas! I can do it for when I’m going back to college. Thanks for the ideas <3

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Marsya | August 15th, 2018 at 11:24 am

A lot of great ideas. I love the embellished backpack and tie dye lunch bags. Can’t wait ti see your next list. Atowle|https://formationvacations.com/

Atowle | August 15th, 2018 at 12:37 pm

Thanks for putting this together! I think the reusable lunch bags and the roll up organizer are such great ideas!
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Michelle | August 15th, 2018 at 1:02 pm

love the round up – and thanks for including our pencil pouch!
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sara a | August 16th, 2018 at 3:06 pm

Thanks for sharing great ideas to make just in time to go back to school, my kids will love a couple of them!

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