There is a very bold and serious choice to be made as we approach the new school year.

You can roll up on your first day with the same store-bought supplies as everyone else, or you can take a walk on the wild side and DIY some seriously fab items that everyone else will envy.

The choice is yours, but if this sounds like your cup of tea, keep reading below for a few fun and easy hacks that will completely up your school supply game.

1. Washi Tape Pencils

In case you haven’t heard, there is this beautiful little thing called Washi Tape that will spice up basically any boring old school supply. Easily wrap your plain pencils in it for a new and fun back-to-school look. Read the tutorial HERE.

washi tape pencils

(via Lia Griffith)


2. Knotted Zipper Pencil Pouch

This little pouch will definitely require some assistance, but the result is oh-so-adorable. If you’re up for a challenge, give this one a go. I mean, look at that bow! How can you not want to try it out? Read the step-by-step instructions HERE.

knotted zipper pencil pouch

(via See Kate Sew)


3. Woven Pipe Cleaner Pencil Can

This pen-holder is a must for anyone aspiring to have a 100% Instagram-worthy work space. View the how-to guide HERE.

woven pipe cleaner pencil cans

(via DIY Ready)


4. Personalized Notebook

What we love the most about this DIY in particular is the customizable pocket in the front. You can add your name, favorite phrase or you can customize matching ones with your BFF–the possibilities are endless! Read the full guide HERE.

personalized notebook

(via Momtastic)


5. Emoji Locker Magnets

Because we know you can’t have enough emojis in your life, now you can fill your space with these cute little guys. Read how to make them HERE. ????

emoji locker magnets

(via The Surznick Common Room)


6. Ombre Journal

These gorgeous journals are unique and surprisingly easy to make. Supplies do include a baby wipe, but we promise it’s for a really good reason. Read the full instructions HERE.

ombre journal

(via Damask Love)


7. Patterned Tape Book Cover

As we said earlier, tape fixes many things, including pencils and boring book covers. Style your own covers using the tutorial HERE.

patterned tape book covers

(via Brit + Co)


8. Dry Erase Clipboard

This dry erase clipboard is a fantastic and multi-functional way to stay organized during the year. Hang it on your door as a reminder board or use it for your homework later. View the full instructions HERE.

dry erase clipboard

(via The 36th Avenue)


These supplies will def up your classroom game, but take things up a notch with THESE accessories that will take your locker from drab to fab.