10 Chic School Supply Projects

Dressed Up Office Supplies Feature

This year I took the boys shopping for clothes, but I didn't get to shop for back-to-school supplies. Cue weeping angels. Seriously, though. I am a bit of an office supply freak. I love to purchase them (probably why I didn't get to go this year) and I am a sucker for anything a bit special or CUTE. It's not fair that the kids get to have all of the fun, so today I am sharing a fun round up of 10 chic school supply projects that would dress up any desk! DIY Leather File Folders via Homey Oh My Gold Polka Dot Notebooks via Damask Love Stamped Pencil Tutorial via Hands Occupied Washi Tape … [Read more...]

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

Hi friends! Rebecca, from The Crafted Sparrow, here today. I know most of you are just getting ready to start your back to school prep, we actually started school last week.  One of my favorite things to do at the end of each summer is to shop for school supplies.  I love all the bright colors, it just makes me so happy.  I also love giving a gift to our new teachers on the first day of school, something fun and useful to them in the classroom.  Today I'm sharing this fun Back to School Teacher Gift Idea with you. Highlighters and neon colored markers have to be one of my favorite school … [Read more...]

An APPle for Teacher Gift

App for Teacher Feature

Can you believe that it's nearly August? Geez. I am not at all ready for summer to end. I'd like to tack on another month or two. However, all of the kids going back to school in Arizona (thank you Facebook) have put fall planning top of mind. I am not quite ready to hit the stores for school supplies and such quite yet, but I have nailed down our back to school teacher gifts. Today, I am sharing my "APP"le for Teacher printable. Paired with an iTunes gift card, this printable is one of the easiest back-to-school teacher gifts I've ever put together. I printed the cards on my home … [Read more...]

Back to School Striped Mason Jar Teacher Gift


Hi friends.  This summer has just flown by, I can't believe it's already back to school time!  Fall is just around the corner. I love to have my two boys greet their new teachers for the year on the first day of school with a little gift to say hello and I'm so glad to be in your class.  This Back to School Striped Mason Jar Teacher Gift is sure to be a hit on the first day.  Not only is it cute, it's functional too.  The teacher can use it for organization for all their favorite supplies. Supplies: - mason jars - DecoArt Americana home decor chalky finish paint (everlasting white, romance … [Read more...]

Back-to-School Projects

Back to School Projects & Ideas

School started a week earlier than usual this year, and with a late-summer trip to California, we only had a few days of summer left to get ready. I really wish I'd planned better and made time for a couple of these adorable back-to-school projects to make the transition a bit easier and a lot more fun. ... ... 15 Back-to-School Projects ... Lunchbox chalkboard via Hoosier Homemade ... DIY wooden pencil box via Apartment Therapy ... Mason jar teacher gift via It's Overflowing ... DIY school chart via Spoonflower ... Homework station via Uncommon Design ... Back … [Read more...]

Show & Tell No. 62: Back to School Recipes

Back to School Recipes

I don't know if I simply have food on the brain or there were more recipes linked up than there normally are, but I am compelled to share... I think any of these delectable delights make for perfect back-to-school recipes. Show & Tell Highlights One of the things that I struggle with the most is getting breakfast together before it's time to head out the door. Maybe if we had more of a plan... Monte Cristo Egg Rolls via Lizzy Jane Baby Honey Apple Granola via Tried and Tasty Muffin Tin Eggs via One Little Project Raspberry Lemon Muffin via A Mouse in My Kitchen I love the … [Read more...]

Show & Tell No. 61: Back to School Ideas

Crayon Pencil Vase via A Pumpkin and a Princess

I know it's a bit blasé, but I sincerely cannot believe how quickly this summer has gone by. Nevertheless, we've been working on our back-to-school shopping and I've been thinking of coming up with a fun teacher "hello" gift (notice I said THINKING of...). This past week there were so many great back -to-school ideas linked up, I thought I'd share a few with you today. Show & Tell Highlights Crayon Pencil Vase via A Pumpkin and A Princess Back-to-School Ruler Basket via Create Craft Love Rainbow Crayon Containers via Sugar Bee Crafts Easy chalkboard labels via The Scrap … [Read more...]

Back-to-School Teacher Gift: Chalkboard Mug

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to host a fun group of bloggers at Ikea. Store management challenged each of us to come up with a unique project (there are over 40 awesome Ikea-inspired projects linked up - check them out!). Today I am sharing my project - a back to school teacher gift and a printable. This was such a simple gift to put together, but it's something that can be enjoyed in the classroom both the first day back to school and year round. While at Ikea, I picked up this inexpensive ($3.99) coffee cup and saucer. I didn't know what I was going to do with it, but I knew it had … [Read more...]

Back to School Quote

I don't know about you, but I am ready to return to a regular schedule...The kids go back to school in a week. I feel like breathing a sigh of relief and I am not even the one who's been home with them this summer. It's a little off topic for SNAP!, but this back to school quote struck a cord. Do you ever feel guilty for wishing the kids away? Looking for a little time for yourselves? I'd love to hear your thoughts. … [Read more...]

Back To School Pencil Holder Teacher Gift

I like to give a little gift to my kids' new teachers at the beginning of the year, just to let them know we're excited to have them as our teacher. I try to give something useful so I came up with a fun way to give something that is always needed in the classroom - pencils! I'm loving neon right now, so I decided to go with a neon color scheme for our gift idea, but obviously you can use whatever colors you would like. For this project you only need a few things: a tin can, kraft paper, washi tape and pencils. I would recommend a 14.5 oz tomato can (or similar) to hold the pencils. … [Read more...]