7 Awesome Ways to Upgrade Your Ordinary School Supplies

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.

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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!