I’m not sure where the summer went (seriously, where did it go?!), but it’s getting to be time for pencils, books and teachers’ dirty looks, aka back to school. Whether you greet the school year with dread or excitement, the upside is that school items and supplies offer plenty of DIY decor inspiration. Take a look at these crafty ideas that totally make the honor roll.
This vintage pennant banner from Brian Patrick Flynn really gets me in the school spirit. Though it’s intended for a themed party, I can easily imagine this dressing up a kids’ bedroom or even a game room, can’t you? Check out all the instructions over on DIY Network.
Time is flying and soon back to school will blur into the holiday season. Get a jump on the festivities by fashioning a cool Christmas tree skirt out of vintage pennants like the one shown here. The look is perfect for a retro, artificial tree.
Desks in the classroom are expected, but bringing one into the home can liven up a room. For example, this modified school desk was tricked out with a coat of paint and a new upholstered seat. How’s that for moving to head of the class?
If you’re bored with your kitchen, try a chalkboard. It’s a family-friendly way to display your child’s art and it’s practical for keeping track of To Do items, schedules and grocery shopping lists. This example was actually rescued from an old school before it was torn down.
Rah-rah! This megaphone repurposed as an eye-catching floral vessel makes me want to cheer. Go to DIY Network to see how you can recreate this winning look at home.
Which back-to-school craft gets top marks from you? And do you have any more genius ideas for common classroom items? Share them in the comments below!