For kids, teens and adults alike it鈥檚 time to head back to school and crack open those textbooks once more. Outside of the classroom when you鈥檙e not busy with homework or that hectic social calendar, you should without a doubt be making things to keep your creativity flowing, help you stand out in the hallways/at your desk and make your dorm room feel bigger than it actually is.

Luckily, our friends at Reese Witherspoon鈥檚 fave social network du jour Pinterest recently shared with us the most popular back to school trends and dorm room hacks 鈥 many of which are buyable (WOOT!!). Check out Pinterest鈥檚 teacher鈥檚 pets below.

Back to School Pinterest Trends

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First things first, those back to school trends. Though 2015 isn鈥檛 all about the Trapper Keeper (we don鈥檛 know why) it *is* about plenty of other creative pieces to help every student show off their individuality. Check out the top 10 below (and way more on the 2015 Back to School Trends Pinboard), then make sure you share, repin, buy or recreate 鈥檈m for yourself or your elementary school kid.

colorful school pouch

1. Pouch Purses: So much room for supplies. (via Mochithings)

doc martens

2. Buckle ThoseBoots: Command attention in the hallways with some combats. (via Doc Martens)

creative kids lunch

3. Just Say No to Sandwiches: No PB+J for you. (via They Smell)

bando notebook

4. Expressive Notebooks: Show off that personality any way you can. (via

vintage backpack

5. Vintage Bags: Stylin鈥 on 鈥檈m old school style. (via State)

arm and hammer nursery freshners

6. Freshly Scented Backpacks: Because sometimes those bags can get smelly. (via Munchkin)

diy stickers

7. DIY Stickers: Why buy when you can make?! (via Martha Stewart)

homework station

8. Homework Stations: There鈥檚 no need to finish math assignments while the kitchen table is getting cleaned off for dinner. (via The House of Smiths)

brit and co graphic tees

9. Statement Shirts: There鈥檚 no better way to introduce yourself on the first day of school than with a funny tee. Especially when it鈥檚 DIY. (via Brit + Co)

banana message

10. Creative Notes: Try etching a sweet message into a banana. (via Cake Whiz)

Trending Pinterest Dorm Hacks

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For those of you moving into a dorm for the first time, it鈥檚 becoming abundantly clear you鈥檝e got about half the space to work with than you did at your parent鈥檚 house. Also, there鈥檚 a twin size bed (THE HORROR!). Make the most of the tight space by taking advantage of some of the most popular dorm room hacks popping up on Pinterest. You鈥檒l find five *must dos* below and plenty more on the Small Space Solutions Pinboard. Now go maximize that space before your first exam of the semester.

diy platform bed

1. DIY Platform Bed: Give yourself instant extra space by raising that bed up a few feet. Just make sure to remember you did that on those drunken nights. (via Oh Yes Blog)


2. Solo Cup Speaker: Just because you didn鈥檛 get that Sonos as a grad gift doesn鈥檛 mean you can鈥檛 have surround sound in the dorm. This easy DIY will do the trick in a minute or less. (via @snamesjover)

mini fridge six pack hack

3. Mini Fridge Six-Pack: Make that half dozen/dozen beverage container fit into your baby fridge without taking up all the space. You may not have a keg but the cool brews and coke sure beat room temp ones sitting next to that cooling device. (via Reddit)

febreze air vent hack

4. Febreze Ventilation: Load up on these car deodorizes to make sure your space is always smelling fresh. Especially if you haven鈥檛 done laundry in a month. (via LifeTricks)

bulldog clips hack

5. Bulldog Clips FTW: Perfect for cord wrangling or bottle corralling. What can鈥檛 these cheap life savers do?! (via Lifehacker)

Will you be incorporating any of these Pinterest back to school trends or dorm hacks into your routine this semester? Let us know which ones you鈥檙e into in the comments and make sure to Pin along with us.