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
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 waste scraps or by ordering wallpaper samples
● Adhesive tape
● Glue stick
● A small piece of string for the bookmark
In the video below, you can watch how to make your school kit step by step!
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.