Monday, August 5, 2013

3 EASY DIY Back to School Projects!

Thank you to Michael's Craft Stores for sponsoring this post!

Michael's Craft stores challenged me to make a back to school project... but that was too easy- so I made 3 back to school projects!

First up is for teachers.  
You know you want to make a good first impression with your child's teacher.  What better way then to send a back-to-school gift.  
I was a teacher and we are always bringing our work home so  tote bag is a prefect gift!

So easy to make 
You will need:
 tote bags (they come in a pack of 3!) 
Craft paint
Stencil
foam brush or pounce-brush
Put a piece of cardboard inside the bag to prevent bleeding through (Cereal boxes work great!).
Place your stencil on the bag and dab the paint on in an up and down motion. 
Wait for each color to dry before laying another color over it.
Tip:  When creating a pattern - make an odd number of the shape and place them in a triangle shape


A Back-to-School memo board is prefect for a teacher or college student!  

Here is what you will need:
Wooden Frame (with glass)
Chalk board paint
Craft paint
Paint brushes
Remove the back and the glass from the frame.
Paint the frame with chalkboard paint
Paint the backing with craft paint
When dry rub chalk on the chalkboard paint to set the chalkboard paint.
Then decorate the chalkboard paint with chalk and add a white board marker to write on the glass.


The last project is for the new student.  We created a notebook and folder to get excited about school!  The kids loved it! 

Get plain colored notebooks and/or folders and have your kids pick out the stickers that they want.  Have the kids put the stickers on the folders and notebooks to making them their own. 

All Supplies for these crafts can be found at Michael's Craft Stores!  You can also find more Back-To-School projects here

Disclosure: Michael's Crafts Stores did provide me with a gift card to buy the supplies for these crafts.  However the projects and opinions are 100% mine.

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