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School-inspired crafts

Crafty ways to welcome back-to-school time

From SheKnows Canada
Back to school isn't always the easiest thing for kids or adults to get excited about, but these craft bloggers share some special school-inspired crafts and their favourite back-to-school memories to help get you pumped for September.

Crayon vase

Crayon vase

A vase that is as colourful and eye-catching as the flowers inside it? Yes, please! This clever crayon vase created by Claire at A Little Claireification will make a lovely addition to your home or a great welcoming present for your child's new teacher.

SheKnows Canada: What do you love most about this particular craft?

Claire: My favourite thing about this craft is that while it is so simple and budget friendly, the presentation is just so whimsical and fun. I love that a teacher can actually use this gift on their desk as functional decoration!

SK: When you were a child, what was your favourite thing about heading back to school?

C: Growing up, I always loved starting the year off with fresh, new school supplies. There is something about a new, unopened box of crayons that just makes you want to open them up and create something great! Even today, I have a love for new crayons, markers, coloured pens and Sharpies, so it's hard to walk into an office supply store and not buy new colours of some sort!

Pencil frame

Pencil frame

Every new school year is a big accomplishment in a child's life. Commemorate the occasion with this fun and easy pencil frame created by Michelle at A Little Tipsy. It's a great way to showcase just how proud you are of your child's achievements!

SheKnows Canada: What do you love most about this particular craft?

Michelle: I love that this decor piece was created using simple everyday things you have around the house for under $5! It is the perfect way to display that special first-day-of-school memory in a creative way.

SK: When you were a child, what was your favourite thing about heading back to school?

M: I loved being able to learn something new each day and, of course, catching up with all the friends I had not seen all summer. I also loved school shopping! I still have a weakness for brand new notebooks and colourful sticky notes.

Crayon-and-pencil wreath

Crayon and pencil wreath

This crayon-and-pencil wreath created by Lina at Fancy Frugal Life is just too cool. It will make a great gift for that special teacher you know or a fun door ornament in your own home to celebrate the back-to-school season.

SheKnows Canada: What do you love most about this particular craft?

Lina: Well, this craft was made with love for my sister-in-law, who had her first classroom ever last year. She did great! And on the first day of teacher meetings, the principal made all the teachers walk over to her room and check out her "amazing wreath."

SK: When you were a child, what was your favourite thing about heading back to school?

L: I loved new crayons and pencils (still do)! Fresh school supplies are exciting! I also loved the excitement of seeing friends and getting to know a different teacher. Back to school is wonderful.

DIY pencil holders

DIY pencil holders

Nothing says "back to school" like a whole lot of pens, pencils and colouring tools. Keep them beautifully organized and cleverly displayed with the help of the lovely DIY pencil holders created by Ashley at Lil Blue Boo.

SheKnows Canada: What do you love most about this particular craft?

Ashley: I love crafts and projects that can be completed in just a few hours. This holder can be completed with minimal tools and just a few steps. It's also something that can be personalized or customized to suit many different tastes.

SK: When you were a child, what was your favourite thing about heading back to school?

A: The thing I loved the most about going back to school when I was younger were the new supplies and new books! I still get excited about it. Every trip to the office supply store is a potential "back-to-school" moment. Shiny new supplies equals happy place.

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Simple striped notebook

Simple striped notebook

We all know that zoning out in class can be tempting. Help kids stay focused and on task with the help of this DIY striped notebook by Kersey at Ardor. It's a simple and easy craft that will get children excited about jotting down all the new things they learn.

SheKnows Canada: What do you love most about this particular craft?

Kersey: I love this little notebook because it is so easy to do and it's totally customizable. The rainbow stripes are right up my ally, so of course I love it!

SK: When you were a child, what was your favourite thing about heading back to school?

K: When I was a kid, my favourite thing about going back to school was the night before the first day. I wouldn't be able to sleep from excitement, and I would stay up late, laying out my outfit for the big day. It was nerve-racking, but I loved it!

Pencil treats

Pencil treats

Not only are these pencil treats from Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe adorable, but they also happen to have a little chocolate goodness tucked away in their centres. Now that's sure to get kids and adults alike excited about the back-to-school season!

SheKnows Canada: What do you love most about this particular craft?

Kelly: I love that it looks like a pencil, yet it's filled with sweet treats. What teacher or classmate wouldn't love that?

SK: When you were a child, what was your favourite thing about heading back to school?

K: Honestly, the back-to-school shopping was always fun for me — I guess I'm a true fashionista at heart. However, I loved seeing all my friends again too! I have some great memories from my school days. Once I was in junior high and high school, I think decorating my locker topped the charts — that was a blast!

Pencil flowers

Pencil flowers

Want to decorate your home in a new way or offer a special gift to your child's new teacher? Then check out these simple and lovely pencil flowers created by Meghan at JaMonkey. With just a few supplies, you can create a beautiful school-themed bouquet.

SheKnows Canada: What do you love most about this particular craft?

Meghan: This craft was so easy and only took a few minutes to assemble.

SK: When you were a child, what was your favourite thing about heading back to school?

M: Seeing all my friends again after a long summer away.

Rice Krispies treat school books

Rice Krispies Treat school books

Craft time takes a yummy spin thanks to Beth at Hungry Happenings. These Rice Krispies treat school books are absolutely adorable to look at and sure to get young and old alike excited about the new school year.

SheKnows Canada: What do you love most about this particular craft?

Beth: I love that each book can be customized for your kids. You can add the title of their favourite book or even of their favourite class in school.

SK: When you were a child, what was your favourite thing about heading back to school?

B: Heading back to school each year was exciting because I'd reconnect with friends I hadn't seen all summer and get to use all my shiny new school supplies.

Apple vase

Apple vase

Any opportunity to upcycle makes for a great crafting project, because it means turning items that might otherwise end up in the trash into stylish and practical creations. And you'll never guess what this adorable apple vase, created by Kelly at Smart School House, is made of!

SheKnows Canada: What do you love most about this particular craft?

Kelly: What I love most about this craft is that it's made from a little glass apple juice jar.

SK: When you were a child, what was your favourite thing about heading back to school?

K: When I was a child, buying and decorating new school supplies was the most exciting part about getting ready for a new school year.

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