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Crafty Croc

Hi! I'm CraftyCroc. I love chalk markers and anything arty and crafty. I've been around since the dinosaurs but am hip and cool and up with the play!

I love finding and sharing great ideas for crafty projects and particularly keeping the kids inspired. Feel free to drop me a line and thanks for reading!
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Usually back to school means stocking up again on those requisite school supplies and forking out big bucks for the latest and greatest, but here at CraftyCroc, we like a slightly different approach.

Why not make your own DIY school supplies for back to school?

It’s really not that hard and the results are fabulous and totally unique.  We bet that everyone will be so impressed they’ll all be asking you for tips on how to do it!  And even better, many of these projects reuse or recycle stuff that would otherwise go in the trash!

See below for 10 AMAZING diy school supplies hacks to inspire and get you crafting.
NOTE: The full instructions for each project is in the video at the bottom of the page.

 

1. Drink Bottle Pencil Case

Back to School Craft Ideas

Reuse plastic drink bottles to make pencil cases – GENIUS!

See Video below for instructions

2. DIY Glitter Pens

Craft Ideas for Teenagers

Wow! These really will stand out. Make your own glitter pens or sparkly pens.

What a fantastic craft project for your teenagers.

3. Custom Notebook Cover – Potato Print

Back to School Craft Ideas

Be the envy of your friends with this colorful watermelon notebook cover.  We love it!

4. Candy Wrapper Pencil Case

DIY Pencil Case

Turn the wrapper from your favorite candy into your own custom design pencil case.  It’s simple when you know how!

Scroll to bottom of page for step-by-step guide.

 

5. Desk Organizers

Craft Ideas for Back to School

Desk organizers made from your old jeans?  That’s exactly what these are!

See below for details

6. DIY Lipstick Pencils

Craft Ideas for Teenagers

Find yourself in a tight spot with no lippy?  This unique lipstick pencil combo is so much fun.

Learn how below…

7. Custom Print Backpack

DIY Craft Projects for Teenagers

Check out this gorgeous custom print backpack!  What one? Get crafting! – Instructions Below

8. Homemade Stress Ball

Back to chool Craft Projects

Fun to play with, fun to make and great for easing stress – See instructions below

9. DIY Book or Magazine Organizer

Back to School Crafty Ideas

Magazines and books everywhere? Tidy up with these colorful organizers made from cereal boxes!

10. Dynamic Ocean Inspired Notebook Cover with Swirling Action 

Custom Notebook Cover

Yes! This notebook cover is “alive”.  It swirls and changes shape and pattern as you move your notebook.

Below are the video with full instructions for each of the above projects.

In order to save you some time we have put a time reference for each project so you can easily skip to the part of the video that interests you most – or, feel free to watch the entire video.  It’s fun!

 

Let us know what you think in the comments below and if you like these ideas, feel free to share with your friends!

 

We’d also love to see your own creations so if you do go ahead and make one (or more) of these projects, please share the results on our CraftyCroc Facebook page!  We love to see what our fans are up to!