DIY Back-To-School Supplies

It’s that time of year again… back-to-school for the kiddos (and even college students)! In today’s post, I will feature my TOP 3 DIY school supplies! We don’t have much time until school starts, so let’s jump right in, shall we??

Project Idea #1: Holographic Notebook Cover


Make a holographic notebook cover with any word, phrase, or image you choose! Once you decide on the image, simply use scissors or a Cricut cutting machine to cut out your holographic vinyl.

Simply place on your notebook and you’re all set! Easy peasy!! 🙂

Project Idea #2: Fabric Pencil Bag


Whether for a guy or gal, you can easily and professionally customize a pencil bag using Cricut’s printable Fabric!

There are tons of images and fonts available on Cricut’s website in either digital or cartridge form!


Project Idea #3: Custom Washi Pencils

cricut3Make custom, unique pencils easily with Washi sheets! It’s quick and easy! Simply cut a section to fit your pencil, remove backing from sheet, wrap, and your done!

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I trust these quick and easy project ideas inspired you today! Please feel free to share this post. Have a creatively fun time making these back-to-school projects!

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Easy Sticker Card for Christmas in July + GIVEAWAY!

Fast, easy, unique!! This card is super simple and doesn’t take many supplies. In fact, the supplies you will need may already be in your stash. You will only need FIVE supplies for this FIVE-STEP, FIVE MINUTE card!

All you need to do is find the Christmas stickers you want to use… that will be how you will choose your color theme for your cardstock. This card sort of makes itself! 😉 The supplies you will need are…




Washi Tape

Christmas Stickers

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Step-By-Step Instructions:


STEP 1: Begin by placing six Christmas stickers onto your cardstock.


STEP 2: Use your scissors to cut a border around the stickers from the cardstock.


STEP 3: Align stickers onto your card base and adhere down with glue.


STEP 4: Add a strip of coordinating Washi Tape to the center.


STEP 5: Finish your card by adding a sentiment sticker OR foam cutout sticker to the center.

It’s THAT easy!! This is a great card for kids and/or beginners to try out. It’s also nice if you are mass-producing similar cards since each card only takes about five minutes to make!


To thank all of you for stopping by my blog today, I will be giving away a mini Christmas prize pack with a set of Gold Foiled Christmas Stickers AND a set of Recollections Holiday-Colored Solid Cardstock (10 sheets of 8.5 x 11″ in a variety of colors) to one lucky winner (U.S. residents only). Contest ends on 7/24/17 at midnight CST. Winner will be e-mailed shortly thereafter to claim their prize.

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DIY Initial Bookmarks

I’ll admit, I’m not an avid reader. But when I DO read, I can never find a bookmark – so I end up using a fast food napkin or an old envelope to mark my page. Fancy, huh? Do-It-Yourself bookmarks are the way to go! They are quick and easy to make with very little materials required. You can make your bookmark as basic or as embellished as you like! If you’re sharing a book, these initial bookmarks will make it easier – unless your names both start with the same letter!


Supplies Needed:

~ Cardstock (you choose the color/design)

~ Fiskars Paper Trimmer (or scissors will do)

~ Cord (ribbon or yarn can be used also)

~ Large Beads (with a hole in the center)

~ Laminating Papers (found at office supply stores)

~ Hole Punch

~ Alphabet Stickers


STEP 1 – Cut your cardstock to the desired size. For precise, straight lines, I like to use my Fiskar’s Paper Trimmer. However, if you do not have a paper trimmer, you can always use a ruler and pencil to make straight lines (as a guide) on your paper before cutting with scissors.

STEP 2 – On your alphabet stickers, find your initial and adhere it to the top of your bookmark. Be careful not to get it too high because you still need to have room to punch a hole at the top of your bookmark. After decorating your bookmark, you may laminate it with your laminating papers and trim off the excess. Be sure your embellishments are flat and not three-dimensional – this way, the lamination will adhere better.

STEP 3 – Using your hole punch, punch a hole in the top/center of your bookmark. Be careful not to get your punch too close to the edge. After punching the hole, run your cord through it and tie a slip-knot. On the ends of the cord, put two beads and secure by tying a knot in the cord under the beads. And just like that… YOU’RE DONE!!


~ Even though glittery cardstock is pretty, lamination papers do not stick to it very well. It’s best to stick with matte cardstock for this project.

~ If you want both sides decorated, think of adding the designed cardstock on front and a solid/matching cardstock on back. This will make your bookmark look professionally finished. Simply glue the two pieces together before laminating.



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