Back to School
Lunch bags have certainly come a long way from boring (and wasteful) paper or plastic. Your kid won’t want to rush out the door without this custom-made bag in Eco Canvas.
School might be out for the summer, but for Ashley Bible, the English literature teacher behind the blog Building Book Love, you can still find her in the classroom. Swapping out her grade book for gift wrap*, Ashley transformed her classroom with a DIY project you’ll want to… check out. “I’m a strong believer that your environment, whether that be your home or your classroom, can influence your daily energy, imagination, and joy.”
*While Spoonflower’s gift wrap has since been retired, our removable, renter-friendly wallpaper is a great alternative for this project.
Ashley: During the school year my students and I spend almost as many waking hours in our classroom as we do in our homes. Because of this, I set out to create an imaginative, inspiring, and welcoming space in which to spend our days learning. Since I’m a high school English teacher, I wanted my classroom design to reflect and encourage a love of reading and writing. As I was brainstorming what this design might look like, I came across this stunning book pattern by Magenta Rose Designs on Spoonflower.
Is anyone else scratching their head asking how it’s already time to head back to school? It feels like spring just turned into summer and our handmade swimsuits aren’t quite ready for storage. As much as we’ve enjoyed a summer of fun, we would be lying if we didn’t say we’re looking forward to big yellow buses and brand new school supplies because it can only mean one thing… fall weather! We’re kicking off August with a Back-to-School blog hop featuring some of our favorite bloggers and their go-to DIY projects. Each day we’ll update this post so you can see what they’re making.
Today, we’re starting the blog hop right here with a little help from Marketplace favorite, Robin Szypulski (aka Kritter Stitches). Keep reading to see her adorable customized mini bookbag sew-along!
BACK TO SCHOOL BLOG HOP SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 2 | Robin Szypulski | Kritter Stitches
Give a big round of applause to Kelly aka Weavingmajor, whose Rainbow Crayon Waves design was chosen as this week’s Plum Print top pick. Kelly will receive a shower curtain custom printed with her winning design, courtesy of Plum Print. September’s prompts were just announced, so be sure to join in on Weekly Prompts to come and find out what great prizes you could win for participating! We’ve rounded up a few of our own favorites from last week’s tagged Crayon designs below. Check them out and see all of the submitted designs here.
Whether you’re prepping your child for the first day of first grade, high school, or sending them off to college, make sure your kiddo is the coolest in class with 41 of the craftiest “Back to School” DIYs ever assembled!
1. Protect your notebook and make it your own with a DIY custom cover
2. Drawstring backpacks tote everything from calculators to extra snacks.
3. Make a “Cat-n-Sew” pencil case
4. Go “old school” in the classroom with this Vintage USA Map Chart inspired by German Rollkarte.
Congratulations are in order for Elishka aka Robyriker, whose So Many Colorful Books design was chosen as this week’s Plum Print top pick. Elishka will receive a pillow custom printed with her winning design, courtesy of Plum Print. Join in on Weekly Prompts to come and find out what each week’s prizes will be. We’ve rounded up a few of our own favorites from last week’s tagged designs. Check them out and see all of them here.
It’s already August and we can smell the school supplies! But does your kiddo have a cozy, quiet workspace at home to tackle homework and creative projects? Scientific research shows that kids are more likely to do their school work when their desk has fun wallpaper on it. Well, ok maybe it’s not scientific research but we’re pretty sure it’s still true! Read on to learn how you can revamp a boring old desk with Spoonflower’s temporary peel-and-stick wallpaper.
UPDATE: Congrats to Sharon Mathieu who won this giveaway!
This month we celebrate the back-to-school season with our friends at Plum Print. Plum Print is the easy, super smart way to turn the piles and piles of artwork your children create (and perhaps you too!) into custom coffee-table books, digital archives, home décor and other gifts.
From now until August 29th, we’re giving one lucky creative located in the USA the chance to win a 13” x 11” custom hardcover book with up to 30 pieces of your child’s artwork (or your artwork!). $152 value. The winner will also receive $100 in Spoondollar credit.
Brand new school supplies are one of life’s great joys. The smell of a fresh pack of pencils, the feeling of tearing the plastic off a stack of pristine notebook paper. Ahhh. Can we repeat 3rd grade, please? Designer and maker extraordinaire Ceri Staziker stops by the blog today to show us how to make custom, personalized notebook covers so your kid can feel like the coolest in the room on day one. Read on for the quick and simple how-to.
Ceri: This is an easy tutorial for sewing a notebook cover. It works with any fabric, and is a great opportunity for personalization by using Spoonflower to print your own design. This particular design is very easy to set up as it is simply a series of ruled lines, imitating notepaper! [Read more…] about How to Make a Personalized Notebook Cover for Back to School