7 Must-Try Back to School DIYS

One of my favorite things about being a blogger is meeting and collaborating with new and wonderful people. If you’re ever in a creative rut, or just want to breathe new life into your work, I highly recommend working with others. Not only will a group setting push you to produce better work, but it’s also just a fun way shake up your regular routine.

7 Must-Try Back to School DIYS All week I’ve been sharing snippets of our back to school collaboration, so what better way to kickstart the weekend than with a roundup of everyone’s work?!

DIY Typographic Mouse Pad by Frock Files1. Joy of Frock Files blew me away with this DIY Typographic Mousepad. I love the idea of including positive and subtle messages for staying on track in your work area (sometimes you just need a reminder, right?). You won’t even believe how easy it is to make– seriously genius!

Lunchbox Whiteboard DIY by Pars Caeli2. I can’t get enough of MJ from Pars Caeli‘s lunchbox notes (if you like jokes at all, you must follow along asap!). She completely nailed this lunchbox whiteboard, which ties in with her ongoing project perfectly. Such a lovely and fun way to connect with your kids!

Apple Cake Toppers + Apple Pie Donut Recipe by Coco Cake Land3. All I can say is that Lyndsay from Coco Cake Land makes me want to eat donuts and cake all day long. It’s dangerous! She not only shared her recipe for apple pie donuts, but there’s also a fun tutorial for how to make adorable cake toppers to go with!

Free Math Game Printable by Squirrelly Minds4. Tan from Squirrelly Minds (the lovely organizer of this collaboration), may have done the impossible. She made math cute! Download this free math game printable to brush up on your basics.

DIY Sequin Planter by Hello Lidy5. Lidy from Hello Lidy is a girl after my own heart. A planter covered in sequins?! I’ll take three please. What’s even cooler is that it can be done in a matter of minutes + there’s little to no mess involved.

First Day of School Printable by Sunshine Confetti6. Sara from Confetti Sunshine shared a great way to remember your kid’s first day at school with a giant free printable! How fun would it be to use this poster as a photo backdrop each year to document grades K-12?! It would make for one heck of a photo album, I can tell you that!

DIY Color Blocked Pencils7. And in case you missed it, I shared a way to customize your pencils with some simple color-blocking!

 

 

  • MJ

    So much fun to collaborate with you! Let’s do it again super soon! xo

    • Same here MJ! Always such a pleasure working with you. Have a wonderful weekend :)

  • HelloLidy

    So fun Rachel! Great round-up – it was a blast to work with you. As always :)

    XOXO

  • Amy

    Loved all of these!

    • Me too Amy! Everyone made going back to school seem so fun :)

  • Lovely ideas! We also have a back to school special on our blog every year: http://welovehandmade.at/tag/back-to-school/ :)
    best regards.

  • Joy | Frock Files

    Rachel, I’m such a fan and so thrilled that we got to work together on this–and especially glad that it’s just a start. :) Thank you for including me in this roundup! You’re a star. xo

    • Oh me too Joy, you are absolutely wonderful! I hope we can work on something again in the future! And you’ve completely transformed the way I think about iron transfers. I may have to pick up a printer asap :)

  • All of these look like such fun ideas for back to school! Makes me want to join in the fun despite the fact that I won’t be going to school in the fall :)

    • I know what you mean Jenni! I haven’t been in school for a few years, but the prep for going back was always my favorite. Who doesn’t love new pens, paper and clothes, right?!