DIY Craft Ideas for School Gifts and Supplies

My daughter loves to do crafts, draw pictures, build Lego’s, and play Minecraft on the iPad. If it is something she can create and build – she is game!  I found some cute DIY gift and school supply ideas to do with the kids on a lazy day.  There are only a few weeks left for most before school starts so enjoy this free time together.  Here are some of my favorites ideas that could also be used as gifts such as the painted storage jars and alphabet vase or to organize your children’s school supplies with the colorful supply caddy.

 

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Painted Storage Jars:

To create your own animal topped storage jars, grab old plastic toys, some super glue and some spray paint. Et voilà!  We have so many plastic animals laying around this will be an easy craft to do!  Just recycle spaghetti glass jars and you are set – you just need to pick up some spray paint at the hardware store.  This idea came from the Boden’s Pinterest page here: http://pinterest.com/boden/how-we-make/

 

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School Supply Caddy:

Schoolteacher Kristin Poindexter created this colorful idea for the home or classroom to help keep supplies organized.  I love how the colors just pop out and make for a fun craft center!  To read how she made this go to: http://kpoindexter.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/pinterest-idea/

 

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The Alphabet Vase:

 

One Charming Party came up with the adorable flower jar gift idea you can send your child off with to give to his or her new teacher.  This is so simple to do but really so clever!  To read more and download some FREE printable’s go to: http://onecharmingparty.com/page/2/?s=school&searchsubmit=%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0

 

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A Very Merry Basket:

 

Cindy of Skip to My Lou has great ideas on her blog! Love this fun and colorful idea to give to your new teacher this year.  Go here to download the berry and tags: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2013/08/07/back-to-school-teacher-gift-idea-for-a-berry-special-teacher/

 

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Vintage Mason Jar:

Kristyn of Little Luna uses a vintage jar to make it a useful pencil or flower holder.  To read how to make this go her fun site here: http://lilluna.com/ball-jar-teacher-gift/?crlt.pid=camp.VJnfyqS7NfKo

 

Enjoy the rest of  your summer mates and post some pictures on Facebook if you make any of these fun ideas!

 

 

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