Would you believe it is time for school to begin? Why in fact schools have already started in many parts of the world.
I did a casual survey on my Facebook page and found out that the traditional school opening of Labor Day and after, no longer seems to apply! In fact most of the readers who answered said school starts before Labor day in their regions. And let’s not talk about South Africa, they start in January! That one totally threw me off.
Well I think those poor kids should have a few more weeks of relaxation to drive mom crazy just a bit more “wink”! But when they do finally go back to school, why not give them a gift to celebrate. But not any gift! Here are my 16 fun and easy Back to School DIY gift ideas.
Today I’m sharing with you 16 fun suggestions for simple DIY projects that can be made as gifts for your youngster or grandchild who will be starting school, or have already started. Because let’s face it practical gifts are the best!
A fun idea is to take a school bag and personalize it so that no one else has one just like it. I did this for my daughter’s bag by adding fabric that I repurposed from a dress.
Laurie of My Husband has too Many Hobbies took some mason jars and placed them on top of a candle holder to create this fun and oh so colorful caddy holder. This would look great in a kid’s room and also keep the mess at bay.
Keri of Repurposing Junkie has streamlined the pencil organizers by using a box with cut out holes. She upcycled it into this pretty organizer!
Of course you can gussy up the tin cans by using wrapping paper and bits of lace. Katrin of KreativK has done such a wonderful job of making these tin cans look anything but ordinary.
Another great way to organize all their valuables is by taking an old box and painting it in their favorite color. They can put anything at all inside and have it as a special place for their keepsakes. It would also make a great gift as a theme. My daughter filled it with goodies for a friend who enjoys writing.
DIY Ideas for their Rooms:
I took the lazy way and repurposed the side of a crib to make this hanging wall organizer for my kids bags, hats, clothes and scarves. It was super easy and it hold a lot of stuff that would otherwise end up on the floor.
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Now this next DIY project, a Laptop Table, from Allison of Upright and Caffeinated (gotta love that name) is so great I wouldn’t even give it to the kids. I’d want to keep it all for myself. Who wants to be able to work and relax at the same time?
The Finishing Touches:
And last but not least I had to include this adorable idea from Gabi of Obraznicaturi. She made these cute stamps out of wine corks. They are Christmas themed but really you can make them with any types of shapes. And the kids will have a blast with them.
School has started but that doesn’t mean we have to go out and spend a ton of money to get the kids organized and ready. These are simple solutions to common issues at the start of the school year. Instead of having it be a chore, let’s put some fun in it and give the kids what they want in the form of gifts.
I hope you have enjoyed my collection of 16 fun and easy back to school DIY gift ideas. Do you ever give gifts to your little ones at the start of the school year?
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