Links to FREE Back To School Printables

It’s FAB Friday, and around here that usually means FREE PRINTABLES!  Well, today I found the mother-lode of free printables for back to school time. Click on over to the Tom Kat studio blog, and check out the blog hop going on.  You can click around to all the various participating blogs and get some fab freebies!


FREE Back to School Printables

I’ve found some fun back-to-school printables for you today!  Lunch notes, book plates, and more!

From Orange You Lucky, some super cute property tag printables:




From Hoosier Handmake, some FAB Teacher back to school printables – note cards and tags for you new fave teacher!


From Pizzazzerie, some SUPER CUTE, absolutely awesome DIY pillow boxes for your kiddos’ lunch boxes or back packs!


From Thirty Handmade Days, an incredible Binder set of freebies!  Covers, calenders, all about me pages… some great stuff for helping get things organized this school year!


Back to School DIY

As much as I hate to say it, summer is almost over… and that means back to school, routines, homework, and carpools.  I’m not sure who is more sad – me more or my children.  The only thing making me feel slightly better is the back to school shopping (I love NEW notebooks and pens!), and the fun ideas I found for Back to School DIY.

Today’s post will focus on the children, and accessories for school.  I’ll write another one next week with Back to School gifts for your teachers.

From Making the World Cuter, a fun tutorial for Personalized Pencil boxes!


A more feminine and shabby chic style of the pencil holders would be these adorable knotted pencil pouches, from see kate sew:


And check out these notebook decals, from the Lot 26 Studio.  You could use any kind of decal really, but the butterflies are lovely!


Everyone knows that you HAVE to take photos on the first day of school.  Check out the Back to School Photo Prop/Frame tutorial, from Crissy’s Crafts:


And this last link isn’t really THAT back to school related, but it IS Shark Week… so I had to share this fab tutorial for making a Shark Purse, from a beautiful mess!  I know there are some teens out there who use one of these on the first day of school!!



Printables for the 1st Day of School

One of our most important traditions for back to school is the First Day of School photos.

New clothes, new shoes, new backpacks… and THIS year, I found these great back to school printables I will be including in the photos.

From I Heart Naptime, and Sugar Tot Designs, check em out

Back to School Party Ideas

I can’t believe that summer is almost over and we only have two more weeks until my kids head back to school.  I’m actually pretty sad about it – I think I love summer vacation even more than my kids do!  Relaxed schedules, trips to the water park and playgrounds, visiting family… and best of all, NO HOMEWORK!  Wow, I am not ready to start thinking about homework, are you?

Of course, I have no choice… so, I may as well celebrate!  I did some hunting around to see what kind of “back to school” celebrations I could find, and I found some great ideas!

First up, from eighteen25, a great “back to school printable” post.  SUPER cute free printables (at the end of the post) and ideas for having a back to school party:

From the Amy Atlas blog, a FAB post with lots of inspiration for a “back to school” party: I love the chalk on the glass bottle – you can purchase chalk paint at any craft store!

Check out this really quick and easy “back to school” treat you and the kids can make for their new friends, from Blackberry Vine:

From the TomKat studio, another great inspiration post, with some tips for throwing a fun back to school bash including a free teacher appreciation card at the end of the post.

And from Love the Day, one more inspiring party post…  and you can get the fun printables featured in the post, HERE

Do you have any back to school traditions or party plans?  We’d love to hear about them!