Back to School Craft: Denim Locker Pockets

Here is a back to school craft for the older kiddos.  What mom isn’t looking for something to do with those worn out pair of jeans and what kid doesn’t want to do something to spruce up his or her locker and add a little bit of themselves to it?  These magnetic denim locker pockets are the solution!  Even better, this is a craft your kids can do all by themselves and really doesn’t require and prep work at all.  Thanks Thrifty Fun!

Here is what you need to make these:

  • old pair of jeans or shorts
  • scissors
  • fabric paint
  • iron on patches
  • buttons
  • craft glue
  • magnetic tape

Here’s how to make it -> Denim Locker Pockets Tutorial


Craft Store Printable Coupons: 40% off at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s!

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If you’re planning some back to school craft projects, make sure you take advantage of these 40% off printable coupons for Hobby Lobby and Michael’s!

Click on the links below to get your coupons:

Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon (expires 8/25/12)

Michael’s 40% off coupon

Here are some back to school craft ideas for you:

Colored pencil jewelry

Crayon wreath

Get Organized:  Hanging folder system

Pretty pencils

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Back to School Craft: Get Organized!

Here is one of those projects where I stop and wonder why it is I never thought of this myself.  I hate clutter and I hate trying to find a safe place to put important paperwork.  If I leave it laying on a counter it is destined to end up with something spilled on it and if I put it in a drawer, then I completely forget it even exists.

So, what is a mom like me to do with all the paperwork kids come home from school with?  Momready comes to the recue with the paper tamer.  I love how this organizer hangs over a door so it isn’t cluttering my counters, but I can still put it where I can see it.  The example has a folder for each child, but I think I might do it a bit differently and have one folder for artwork, one with things that need to be signed, one with other important information, and one with pending homework assignments.

Here is what you need to make the paper tamer:

Legal Size File pockets (different colors)
Hole Punch
Small Phillips Head
1″ Binder rings
Reinforcement Labels

Here is the link to the tutorial from Momready -> Momready’s Paper Tamer Tutorial

I also really love this idea from Burton Avenue to help motivate your kids to do their homework.  Check out the following link to get the free printables and tutorial to make the homework helper. ->Homework Helper Tutorial and Printables