Back to School in Style!

Love it or hate it, back-to-school time is here, and nothing gets kids excited for school quite like new school supplies.  Help your kids organize those supplies at home by creating an easy, upcycled desk set.

Amanda Coleman Chickaniddy Crafts Back to School Project

I upcycled various items from around the house to create this flowery and feminine desk set.  The pencil cup, Post-it note holder, and notebook use only two sheets of patterned paper and don't require any special tools.  If you don't have an eyelet setter, bind the notebook together with some well-placed staples.

Amanda Coleman Chickaniddy Crafts Back to School Project How to

To make the notebook, I trimmed two 5"x6" pieces of paper.  I wanted a 1" binding, so I cut a 2 1/8"x6" piece of paper and scored it at 1" on each side.  I filled the notebook with 10 pieces of 5"x6" printer paper.

Amanda Coleman Chickaniddy Crafts Back to School Project binding

I added some decorative paper to the corners and rounded the corners with my corner punch.  I punched all of the layers of the notebook with a hole punch and bound the notebook with eyelets.

Amanda Coleman Chickaniddy Crafts Back to School Project Two

I covered a regular, old soup can with patterned paper to make a coordinating pencil cup.

Amanda Coleman Chickaniddy Crafts Back to School Project Three

To finish the set, I made a notepad holder by covering the bottom half of a chipboard jewelry box with patterned paper.

Happy back to school!

 

 

Supplies: Birthday Girl TG14OS02; Rosy Posy TG14OS01

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