Get ready for the beginning of the school year with a colourful and pretty school kit!

Before back to school time, have a bit of extra fun preparing and jazzing up new material such as notebooks, pens, binders, book marks and more. With a little wallpaper you can make a stylish school kit that is sure to make lessons just that little bit more fun! Anna María shows you how to easily make a note pad, stylish pens and personal bookmarks in no time at all!

Get ready for the beginning of the school year with a colourful and pretty school kit!

Personally, I like to treat myself with a nice new school kit before each new term. It can include colourful pens, new bookmarks, stylish notebooks or a new pen case. And much of this is easy to do yourself with the help of some wallpaper! If you have some old but empty plain notebooks at home, they'll be perfect for upcycling.

Using nothing but small pieces of wallpaper, you can make stylish bookmarks and pencil covers in a matching style. I've gotten carried away with some of Erica Jacobson's colourful wallpaper.

Colourful school kit for back to school

Difficulty level:

Time required:
approx. 30 min.


● Notebook for covering
● Pencils (completely round ones are easiest to work with)
● Wallpaper. To cover larger books you can measure the wallpaper. Bookmarks and pen covers can easily be created using wallpaper scraps 
● Adhesive tape
● Scissors/scalpel
● Ruler
● Glue stick
● A small piece of string for the bookmark

In the video you can watch how to make your school kit step by step!

DIY - Back to School

Let your creative juices flow and smarten up the school supplies you need for back to school time. Perhaps you want to create something else in a matching pattern? A magazine collector or a binder is perfect for smartening up. And by wallpapering a small part of the desktop, you'll have easily fixed a piece of wallpaper that is guaranteed to stay in place.

If you use wallpaper from the same series or by the same designer, you'll achieve a more uniform appearance. Choose your favourite designs and make your own school kit!

Anna María Larsson is a creator, inspirator and DIY professional. She is of the firm opinion that everyone is creative and can come up with ideas; it only requires a little training. She appears on a regular basis on TV, holds workshops and gives lectures. She shares what she creates and offers inspiration with her blog and Instagram account @dnilva.