It is back to school time and along with that comes shopping for new clothes, shoes, and school supplies. Today I am going to show you how to customize your school supplies. It is so easy to DIY a paint pour notebook.

For this post I am part of another fabulous Team Creative Crafts blog hop. Make sure to read all the way through so you see all the other back to school themed crafts shared by some amazing blogger friends.

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When I was a kid I LOVED shopping for school supplies. If I’m being honest I still love buying school supplies or really any stationary. Customizing or personalizing my school supplies was a huge thing for me as a kid and through high school. In elementary school I would draw on my notebook covers or jazz up my pencils with fun eraser toppers. Then in high school I would decorate my folder with pictures of me and my friends. The thing was to always make them unique for me and my style.

Supplies to DIY a paint pour notebook cover:

 Step 1: Put down paper to protect your work surface and place your notebook open on something high enough to bring it off the table. Step 2: Begin pouring your paint on the notebook cover. Pick it up and let the paint move around to cover the whole cover. TIP: add painters tape to the spiral part of the notebook. Step 3: While the paint dries (you can also use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process) use your Cricut Joy to make a subject title label. Step 4: Weed out any excess smart permanent vinyl and place transfer tape over the label Step 5: When the painted cover is COMPLETELY dry place the label on top Step 6: Remove the transfer tape All done! Now you have a customized paint pour notebook ready for it to be filled with helpful notes. I hope this inspires you to customize your kids back to school supplies (or your own supplies). Don’t forget to check out the other back to school crafts. Happy crafting!


Laura from Me and My INKlings has created a set of hand drawn and water colored Back-to-School Lunchbox Notes that are available to download for FREE!

Create the cutest DIY Pencil Case made with felt and embellished with a strawberry. Smitha from Smiling Colorshas the full tutorial on her blog.

Shani from Sunshine and Munchkins is sharing the CUTEST Back-to-School Pencil Wreath created from yarn. Fun for the classroom door!

Download and print a set of Lunchbox Notes to inspire the kiddos during back-to-school time. Head over toLaura’s blog Laura’s Crafty Life to get the Free Printable.

Justine from Little Dove has created the cutest DIY Apple Garland from book paper. What a cute way to decorate the classroom for back-to-school.

Make a fun Friendship Bracelet Style Bookmark for your bestie with this step-by-step tutorial from Erica of 5 Little Monsters.

Kelsey of Poofy Cheeks is sharing a fun DIY Pencil Sign with the FREE SVG Cut File. The perfect back-to-school teacher gift.

Make sure to keep all the kids school supplies organized with Personalized Notebooks. Get the editable sublimation files from Katie over on the Crafty Blog Stalker.

Chelly from We Can Make That is sharing the cutest SVG Cut File to create a Home Sweet Classroom Clipboard for that special teacher.

Create a fabulous back-to-school gift for your new teachers with Lindsay’s Resin Pencil Keychain tutorial over on her blog Artsy Fartsy Mama. Makes the perfect backpack charm too!

Beth from Creatively Beth is channeling her inner Dad Jokes with a set of Punny Lunch Notes to keep the kiddos in stitches.

Hydration is super important, so do it in style with Personalized Water Bottles. Marissa of Rae Gunn Ramblings has the full tutorial on her blog.

Beth of Creatively Beth is sharing an Upcycle Wine Cork Apple that would make the cutest back-to-school gift for that special teacher.

Create a sweet gift for your new teacher with a fun set of Back-to-School Themed Bracelets that you can make in about an hour. Lindsay of Artsy Fartsy Mama shows you how.

Greet your new teachers with a Free Printable Pencil Card created by Liz from Liz on Call. Tuck a gift card inside!

Heather from Homemade Heather is creating sweet treats for Back-to-School with yummy Sugar Cookies and free printable gift tags.

Create colorful Paint Pour Notebooks with this fantastic step-by-step tutorial created by Blanca of Creativities Galore.

Candice of She’s Crafty Crafty is showing her team spirit with a colorful set of Back-to-School Felt Flags. A great way to learn your ABC’s and 123’s.

Learn how to make Back-to-School Stickers with your Cricut cutting machine. Michelle of Michelle’s Party Plan-itis sharing a complete tutorial.

Jane from DIY by Jane is sharing a set of Upcrafted Book Journals. Take the covers from your favorite books and create the cutest notebooks.

Make those first day photos the cutest with Back-to-School SVG Cut Files that can be made into shirts. Diana from The Girl Creative is sharing the free files.

Laura of Me and My INKlings has created an Upcycled Book Apple, the perfect back-to-school gift for your favorite teacher.

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