DIY School Supplies & Room Organization Ideas! 15 Epic DIY Projects for Back to School!
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DIY School Supplies & Room Organization Ideas! 15 Epic DIY Projects for Back to School!

In this video I’ll show you 15 epic DIY school
supplies and room organization ideas, which will surely get you excited and motivated
for the new school year. Hey loves. It’s that sad time of the year
again when summer is coming to the end and school is about to start. But don’t you worry
guys because this year we’re gonna make going back to school so much more fun and exciting.
Just like nice training clothes make me want to work out more, nice school supplies like
backpacks and notebooks always made me so much more excited to go back to school. So
today I’m going to show you 15 DIY ideas on school supplies and room organisation. We’re
going to be making school backs, backpacks, notebooks, organizers and much more. It’s
like an ultimate guide to the DIY school supplies, which will hopefully get you ready for the
new school year. I hope you guys are ready, because we’re gonna get started.
Let’s kick off this DIY back to school guide with an awesome galaxy school bag! You will
need a black bag or a backpack, masking tape, fabric paint in blue, light blue, pink and
white. Container for the paint, sponge applicators, paint brushes and scissors. I’m going to color
only the front part of the bag and to get that neat edge I am applying some masking
tape to the part that I want to keep black. I am also going to protect the working area
with a piece of cardboard. Dip the sponge applicator into the blue fabric paint and
we are ready for painting! Here comes our first galaxy. Start making a ring, where you
keep the center clean and blend the color outwards. This shape kind of reminds me of
a sun, with big blended rays. Now take your white color which represents a ton of stars
and apply it to the center of the galaxy. Blend it towards the blue making light strokes.
To make this transition from white to dark blue nice and smooth we also need some light
blue color. You can just mix some dark blue with white if you don’t have a light blue
fabric paint. Like that. Apply the color between the white and the blue for a nice gradient.
You can also add a hint of pink or violet color to the center of your galaxy to make
it even prettier. Just a couple of strokes more and we have finished our first galaxy.
Well, we still have to add stars that will make everything look so much better, but first
let’s decorate this plain bag with some more galaxies. But wait for it, because the stars
will bring this masterpiece to a whole new level. Trust me.Yup, the stars are the star
of the show here. I am first making some big stars using a flat paint brush, by drawing
two or four crossing lines. In the end add a bunch of small stars by simply drawing little
dots. I like to draw more stars in the center of the galaxy and then less and less moving
out. See how the stars made this galaxy bag look just out of this world amazing?! I am
so happy with the result I cannot even explain it. I love how you don’t have to be neat and
precise when drawing a galaxy – it just always turns out so cool. Oh and do you remember
my galaxy shoes I made last year?! Of course I had to put them on! For the rest of the
outfit I went for some light wash jeans shorts, black cropped top and a black cardigan.
To keep our pencils and pens organized we need a pencil pouch and this one is literally
done in 2 minutes. You will need a 12 by 10 inch piece of fabric, a ten inch long zipper,
fabric glue or a glue gun. Flip the fabric so that the wrong side is facing up and fold
about an inch of the fabric in along the shorter sides. Place your zipper in the center and
make sure the right side is facing up. Apply a stripe of fabric glue along one side of
the zipper. Now fold the fabric in and stick it to the zipper like so. Make the same thing
on the opposite side – apply a stripe of glue and fold the fabric. Leave the glue to
dry completely and flip your work inside out. Apply a stripe of glue along both sides like
this. Make sure that you have your zipper open and that the wrong side of fabric is
facing out. Once the glue is dry you can flip your work inside out again and you can reveal
your new pencil case. I think this one is just so beautiful and I love how easy and
cheap it is to make! You can make it from an old shirt, jeans or a piece of fabric.
Who wants some cute flower paper clips? I love these and they are so much fun to make!
All we need are some plastic beads, paper clips and a glue gun. Take seven beads and
place them on a parchment lined baking sheet making a flower shape like this. I like using
different colors for pretty and bright flowers. Place them in the oven and bake at 450 Fahrenheit
for about 10 minutes or until the beads melt. Be sure you don’t leave them in for too
long as they could lose their shape. These look just perfect so let’s turn off the heat
and take them out. See how gorgeous they look! Wait until they cool down and now it’s time
to attach them to paper clips. Apply some glue on the back of the flower, place on a
clip and leave the glue to dry. Do this to all of your lovely flowers and look how flipping
gorgeous our new paper clips are! I am totally obsessed. I think this DIY is hashtag so much
fun. Love having these clips as bookmarks too – books look so cute with flowers sticking
out. Yes guys, I am five and I absolutely love
this owl backpack. Hashtag sorry not sorry. To make it you need a plain backpack, felt
fabric in white, yellow and black, a patterned piece of fabric, fabric glue and scissors.
Start by cutting two big flowery shape circles from white felt. We will need those for the
eyes. I like using felt for this because it’s thicker and as you cut it you already get
nice clean edges. Take your black felt and cut out two medium sized circles. These will
be the pupils of the owl’s eyes. To finish off the eyes we still need four white circles,
two small and two even smaller ones. This will give our owl the cutest anime eyes. Instead
of felt you can also use velvet, faux leather or just any kind of fabric that you find at
home. Our owl also needs a beak – simply make it by cutting a triangle out of an orange
piece of felt. I also decided to give my buddy some claws, so I am cutting two orange half
circles to represent them. The last part that we need before we assemble our owl, are the
wings. Cut two six by four inch pieces of fabric. Fold it in half and then fold one
corner in like so. Apply some glue to keep it in place. Now fold in the remaining three
sides that still have that freshly cut edge. We are doing this to get neat edges all around
the wing. And as you can see we get two lovely wing shapes too! They look like a rectangle
with one corner snipped away. Now we are ready to put together our miss owl. Using a glue
gun or fabric glue simply stick the parts on your backpack. I am starting with the eyes,
which are probably my favorite part of this backpack. They make our owl look like a poor
little baby, don’t you think? Here comes the beak, which I am placing on the upper part
of the front pocket. This baby also needs some wings so she can fly. Omg, how cool would
that be?! A flying backpack that would take you to school in a minute. I Hope they invent
one really soon. On the bottom part of the backpack we have to stick our little owl legs.
And if you want you can also make a bow so that the owl will be a proper girly girl.
I showed you how to make a bow in my hairstyles tutorial so check it out there if you haven’t
already. And our owl backpack is complete – looking stunning! This one is great for
all of you my younger viewers, or maybe you have a little sister and you can make one
for her. But I actually really like the backpack and I am totally gonna rock it! Here I am
wearing a dress that has a bunch of little flowers on and my favorite boots that are
so warm and comfy. Love this outfit for fall and back to school.
Just like us, our cell phone also has to get ready for school, right? For this epic alphabet
phone case you need a cheap empty phone case, some sharpies and a ruler. Basically we will
be drawing horizontal lines inspired by the notebook and then we are going to fill it
with loads of letters. I am starting with a row of S-es. Like Sara, so creative. Draw
another line above and fill it with any letter you want – I went for V. In the end you
will get this awesome tribal design made out of letters. I like to switch the markers for
every row for a nice explosion of color. And there you go! This phone case looks so cool.
From far away you don’t even see that the pattern is entirely made out of letters and
lines – It just looks like an awesome Aztec print. An epic back to school DIY for our
phone, right? Having a nice weekly planner makes it so much
easier to keep track of all your school tasks, sport and free time activities. For this beautiful
weekly planner you will need picture frame, some wrapping paper, a normal white paper,
scissors and paint plus paint brush if you wanna pimp up your frame. I got this picture
frame for very cheap and I decided to give it a little makeover so it will fit my room
better. Take out the glass and everything so that you’re left only with a frame. If
you want your paint to stick better to the frame you can sand it first, but this step
is optional. Now it’s time to apply a coat of a furniture primer. You can use it if you
have it, but don’t stress to much if you don’t. A primer acts as an adhesive for the paint,
but you can totally make this DIY without it. OK, our frame is finally ready to get
dressed in this pretty pink color. I love doing such complete makeovers to things, like
with this picture frame. Now the entire frame is painted so we have to leave it to dry completely.
In the meantime let’s make our planner. You can hand-write all the days of the week on
white paper or you can print them out as me. Cut out rectangles so that you have each day
of the week in one rectangle. Besides Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
and Sunday I also added one called random. That is where you can write ideas or things
that don’t have to be done on a particular day. Once you have all the days of the week
cut out, it’s time to stick them on a piece of wrapping paper or any kind of paper you
like. Make sure that the background paper is the same size as your picture frame. Glue
the little white rectangles on in the right order – just like the days follow each other
in a week. The final step is to assemble this planner slash erase board. Take your frame,
which is now completely dry and looking gorgeous! Place on the glass piece, followed by our
DIY planner sheet and the back of the picture frame. Fold down these pins that keep everything
in place and look at this fantastic planner board that we’ve just created. This is such
a useful thing to have in your bedroom and on top – it looks absolutely stunning. Every
week you can wipe off the activities of the previous week and then put down a new plan!
An amazing room decorating piece that will help you keep track of all of your weekly
plans. Besides flower paper clips I also like these
ribbon ones. To make them we need paper clips, ribbon and scissors. Cut a piece of ribbon
of your choice, fold it in half and slide it through this paper clip opening. Then just
lead the two ribbon ends through the loop and pull to tighten. Snip the ribbon ends
diagonally and you are left with a beautiful paper clip, which can be also used as a book
mark. I got a little bit obsessed with those, not gonna lie and I made a bunch of them using
different colored ribbon. These are just so cute, right?!
Small containers are always handy for organizing your desk. You can use them to store tape,
paper clips and all these bits and pieces that would otherwise lay in your drawers or
all over the desk. For an awesome beaded bowl you need an oven friendly cereal bowl, oil
and plastic beads. Pour some oil in the bowl and distribute it all over with a paper wipe.
Throw in a bunch of beads and distribute them in one even layer, like that. Place the bowl
in the oven and bake at about 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes or until the
beads start melting. When beads melt they stick to each other and form a bowl of the
same shape as your cereal one. Take your masterpiece out of the oven and let it cool completely.
Thanks to the oil we can now easily separate the beaded bowl from the cereal one and we
are all ready to decorate and organize our desk with this awesome bowl. I decided to
store tape and paper clips in mine and I love the pop of color it gives to my desk.
Pencil holders are great for storing pens and pencils, but these puffy paint pencil
holders are also super cute to look at. We need some all purpose glue, shaving foam,
acrylic paint, jars, glasses and something to mix with. First let’s make a puffy paint.
Put some shaving foam in a glass. I have three glasses since I am making three puffy paint
colors. Pour in some glue. Squeeze in some acrylic paint and mix all the ingredients
together. The more foam you mix in, the puffier paint you will get. I am happy with how mine
looks! Pour your paint into a plastic bag and make a knot. Then you can just snip away
the corner of the bag and you’re ready to decorate. Alternatively you can put your paint
in these squeeze tubes like I did. These are empty glue bottles that I’ve used up. I like
them because they have a precise applicator, which is perfect for writing with a puffy
paint. To make my pencil holders totally back to school appropriate I am decorating them
with numbers and letters. This one will have numbers all over. Puffy paints have infinite
other uses as well – decorate windows, phone cases, even make jewelry, wall décor and
so much more. On the other jar I decided to write a bunch of letters. And here’s my letter
jar all done, looking awesome! I really want to make a tribal Aztec print one, I think
it would look so cool. But these two holders are more than enough for now. They keep my
pens in place and my desk clean and tidy. I came up with this awesome back to school
room decoration idea where you make your pencils look like a bouquet of flowers! And I’m gonna
show you how to make it. I am using some coloring pencils, hot glue and pink daisy flowers.
All we have to do is apply some glue on the back of the flower and stick it on the pencil
like so. Easy peasy and so adorable. You can do this to any kind of pencils, pens or sharpies.
I like using coloring pencils because they add an additional pop of color to this bouquet.
Here comes the last flower and I am ready to put it on my desk! How pretty is this pencil
flower bouquet, right? I’ve never seen something like that before and must say I am pretty
proud of myself for inventing it. Taps herself on the shoulder, good job girl, good job.
Of course this DIY school supplies guide wouldn’t be epic without an emoji school bag, so let’s
quickly make one! Print out emojis of your choice to the transfer paper. You can make
them as big or as small as you like. I went for rather bigger statement ones. You will
also need a school bag, iron, scissors, and emoji print outs. Start cutting your emojis
out leaving about quarter of an inch of paper around them. Transfer paper DIYs are so awesome
to make as they take little time and effort, but the result is always amazing. I like how
you can make personalized gifts, like funny shirts and stuff for your friends in a sec.
Once all your emojis are cut out, place them on the bag with the front facing down. I am
going for nine emojis all over the front of my bag. Time to iron these guys in place!
Here you just need to follow the instructions for your transfer paper, because they can
differ, between different producers. Then let it cool completely, before you can peel
away the transfer paper. This is the best part of the DIY, revealing how awesome bag
we’ve just created! I love how my emoji bag turned out. I kind of have a temptation to
decorate all my bags and backpacks with different emojis, because I just think they look so
awesome! Here I paired my bag with some patterned pants that are super comfy, totally like pjs,
white shirt and navy slip-ons. Besides all of that awesome goodies that we’ve
just created we also have to give a lil’ makeover to our boring notebooks! For the first design
we need to have a cheap notebook, white paper, mod podge, and a paint brush. Apply a thin
layer of mod podge all over the cover of your notebook. You can also use double sided tape
or any other glue here. Place the white paper on and voila – an awesome snow white notebook!
Just kidding, we just got ourselves a blank canvas that we are now going to decorate with
colorful pineapples. Take the acrylic paint of your choice, paint brush and a black pen.
Squeeze two paint colors close together and swirl it a bit with a brush to create a nice
marble effect. I went for pink and yellow here. Dip your thumb in the paint and press
it on the notebook! Next I am combining yellow and blue. Dip the thumb in and press it down
for some pretty green, blue and yellow pineapples. Continue making these around the entire notebook.
I already love how it’s turning out! Leave the paint to dry completely. Take a black
pen and add a bunch of leafs on top of each pineapple plus some random pattern like squares,
waves, lines or v shapes on the pineapple’s body. This represents that texture which pineapple
has. Talking about personalized notebooks – this one has your fingerprints all over
– now that’s unique and one of a kind just like you are! Just have to decorate my final
pineapple and my notebook is all done! I am in love with this colorful pineapple design.
You can totally make it on canvas for an awesome wall décor! I will probably make one for
my room because it just looks amazing! How about an Instagram notebook guys? Put
together an Instagram profile on an A4 page on your PC. I used some of my favorite pictures,
a quote, plus I wrote on a subject and a school year. Of course you can personalize your Instagram
page completely to your liking and once you are happy with how it looks – just print
it out. Ok, from now on the process is very straightforward – all we have to do is stick
the Instagram paper sheet on the notebook cover. Use Mod podge, glue or double sided
tape like I did. Stick on some tape strips and place the printout on. Here we have our
awesome Insta notebook. I haven’t seen anything like this before and I like how you can personalize
it with your favorite photos and quotes. I bet this one would win the school’s coolest
notebook award if such thing existed. Last but not least I will show you how to
decorate and organize this beautiful binder. To dress up the cover I am using some colored
paper, big circle puncher, three small hole punchers of different shapes and double sided
tape. With a big circle puncher cut out a bunch of colorful circles. You can also do
this with scissors if you don’t have such puncher. Once you have loads of these circles
ready, take a small puncher and make one small shape hole in each of the circles. You can
totally make this DIY without these, I just happen to have these punchers so I thought
I might as well use them. I have a star, flower and a heart. All of our circles are now ready
so take a piece of double sided tape or a glue and stick them on the binder cover. We
will get this colorful baubles design and I love how the small holes make the baubles
look nice and 3D. The last circle coming in and here we go – the front cover is looking
super pretty. Now I can show you a few tips on how you can organize your binder! First
let’s make a little folder or a pocket on the back of the cover. Cut one side of the
paper diagonally like that and stick it on the inside of the binder using some washi
tape. Such folder is very useful but also cute to look at. Binders are handy because
you can use one for many subjects. But it’s important to organize it well so you don’t
end up mixing all the notes of different subjects into one giant mess. For a simple binder organizer
start by writing down subjects on small rectangle pieces of card stock paper. Once the name
tags are ready, just stick each of them on a bit thicker paper using glue or double sided
tape. Make sure to stick each tag a bit lower than the previous. This way you will have
the overview on all the subjects as soon as you open the binder. There you go! Now you
can have your notes organized and together for each subject and you will never end up
with a mess where all the notes get mixed up. Trust me I’ve been there and it’s really
frustrating. Such binders are also a great relief for your shoulders, because instead
of carrying a bunch of notebooks to school everyday, you can just carry one binder and
have everything in one place. Now you guys are all ready to go back to school.
Don’t forget to rate the video and also tell me in the comments, which of the 15 DIYs was
your favorite. I wish you all an awesome start of the school year, be excited, have fun and
don’t worry too much. Thank you so much for watching this video and I’ll talk to you soon.
Bye! Buying school supplies can really hurt your
wallet, especially if you are picky with the designs. Making things yourself can save you
a lot of money and as I show in this video you can make so much cooler school supplies
at home than you could ever buy in
a store.

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100 thoughts on “DIY School Supplies & Room Organization Ideas! 15 Epic DIY Projects for Back to School!

  1. Check out my newest DIY School Supplies video 🙂 I'm sure you're going to love it <3

  2. Sara makes me happy wen i wach your videos i wet inspared,happy and relax i love u
    S=So cute
    R=Really creative
    A=A good person
    U are a inspiretion for me

  3. It’s so weird that I have been watching her for over 3 years yet she still makes me happy love you Sara

  4. Wow, that looks good. I'll be happy if you check my work. Here is the link

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  7. These videos had been so inspiring…’ thank you Sara… your work is just unique…🙂👏 I actually tried the pineapple notebook and it turned out really cute… ☺️

  8. Hey, that's a nice craft, I made something similar check this out. Here is the link

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  10. I loved organise binder and I loved the pen stand I loved everything . I like most is the school schedule table

  11. my childhood i watch your videos since i was 5 years old please keep making more videos to make more people happy ❣️

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