Instead of spending your cash on expensive supplies, check out these clever ideas from Hometalk bloggers for turning simple (read: cheap!) school supplies into designer items, and making your own back-to-school fun.
4. Use the Rest of Your PT Rolls For a Supply Caddy
Project via Jen @Pink When
Keep your work space clutter-free with a no-cost caddy made from paper towel rolls, wrapping paper, and twine. Add as many levels as your school supply addiction demands!
5. Turn Basic School Supplies into a Colorful Set
Project via Sondra @Sondra Lyn at Home
If you needed another reason to love washi tape (as if!), you can use it to turn your mismatched school supplies into a band of colorful pals ready to start the year off fresh and fine.
6. Give Boring Clipboards an Exciting (And Gorgeous) Update
Project via Bre @Average But Inspired
Coat an ordinary clipboard in colorful fabric, and add a cute and convenient pocket along the bottom to give your organization a wild pop of pretty.
7. Make Your Own Colorful Notebook Closures
Project via Elena @El's Journey
Using an elastic band and a fun patterned fabric, create a notebook closure that will keep papers from flying loose, and give you a handy place to tuck your favorite pen.
Want more amazing school projects, ideas, and how-tos? Check out the Back to School page on Hometalk for lots more fun!