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DIY Projects for Back-to-school

DIY Projects for Back-to-school

Just because I don’t have to physically be at school this year doesn’t mean I can’t have aesthetic school supplies for the new term! For this week’s post, I wanted to share some of my favourite ways to get creative with back-to-school supplies!

Bullet journals:

Since I had more spare time this summer, I tried bullet journaling for the first time, and I loved the way it turned out! One of the hardest part was to find out how to start, but Pinterest is a great way to find inspiration if you’re stuck like me.

Bullet journals are great for back-to-school because they are super functional and look nice once its finished! Plus, I find that having a nice planner motivates me to continue using it 🙂

Weekly bullet journals!

Embroidery:

What’s great about embroidery is that I can embroider almost anything, and it immediately spices up my items! I personally didn’t use an embroidery hoop, but I would recommend using one if you want the final product to look more professional.

One of my favourite things to embroider are clothes, specifically old t-shirts or hoodies I have laying in my room. Other items that are great for embroidery are tote bags, jeans, and pencil cases. Overall, embroidery is a great way to personalize your items!

DIY Raptors embroidered t-shirt!

Easy sewing projects:

I’ve always loved sewing so I really wanted to look for some items that I could sew for back-to-school instead of purchasing things. Pencil cases are great because they are actually really easy to make and all you need is fabric and a zipper. I followed this tutorial for mine, and I love the way it turned out!

Scrunchies and headbands are also useful items to have for back-to-school. When I’m studying, I like to keep my hair out of my face so I decided to sew my own scrunchies and keep them on my desk so I can grab one whenever I’m studying.

With September approaching, I hope this gave you some inspiration on creating your own back-to-school items! Happy creating! 🙂

2 comments on “DIY Projects for Back-to-school

  1. Wow! You’re so creative! I especially love your bullet journals! It looks like a LOT of work though. Did you make one for every week of the year?

    1. Thanks Alex! They do take some time to make… but it’s totally worth it in the end 🙂 I’ve finished the monthly layouts and I’m currently making ones for every week of the school year!

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