Since all your DIY efforts over the past few weeks have either been about the perfect summer pool party or one last epic glamping trip, this weekend is all about getting your end-of-summer face on. With the back-to-school excitement comin’ in hot this weekend, there are a few must-have projects to keep you busy prepping for dorm life. Even if you’re not headed back to college, it’s easy to get caught up in the organizational frenzy and get inspired to redecorate your workspace. Below, you’ll find a few fun DIYs you can create for the most Instagrammable message board ever, and a few super cool ideas for DIY school gear. Scroll on down for 10 projects to tackle before Monday rolls back around.


1. DIY Plush Pillow Backpack: These plush backpacks may not be the most practical for carrying a load of books, but they’re definitely the cutest bags on the block. Follow this DIY to turn a fun pillow (read: unicorns and emoji) into backpacks with the addition of a pocket, straps and a zipper. (via Aww, Sam)


2. DIY Flair Chair: Doesn’t matter if you’re livin’ the dorm life or bossin’ it up at work, your desk needs this chair like peanut butter needs jelly. It’s the perfect way to display all those pins you’ve collected — without, you know, wearing them all over your outfit erryday. (via Studio DIY)


3. DIY Felt Message Board: These retro-looking message boards have been popping up all over Instagram lately. Whether you’re looking for a fun addition to your gallery wall or you need a little desk decor, this mini version is just the thing to get your #feelings across. (via Francois et Moi)


4. DIY Pencil Sneakers: Ah, is there anything better than stocking up on new pens and pencils? Time to show off your love of the good ol’ Ticonderoga yellow pencils and turn an inexpensive pair of white sneakers into a work of art with a little fabric paint. (via Brit + Co)


5. DIY Lavender and Vanilla Body Butter: Skip the back-to-school thing entirely and treat yourself to some “me” time this weekend. After a summer full of camping, chlorine and suntan lotion, your hands will definitely appreciate a little TLC with this all-natural body butter. (via A Beautiful Mess)


6. DIY Rug Wall Hanging: Woven wall hangings are still trending hard, but who has time to weave one while enjoying the rest of the summer weather? Pick up a colorful rug and a few rolls of yarn for the fastest custom-weaving project ever. (via Brit + Co)


7. DIY Spa Kit: After a long day of crafting, there’s nothing better than relaxing while getting all cleaned up. This spa kit is super simple to put together and is just what you need to unwind and relax before you tackle the next messy project. (via The Beauty Dojo)


8. DIY Inexpensive Wall Art: Every wall could use a little more color, and if you already have some paint on hand, these cheery prints will cost you under $10. Whether you’re inspired by Lisa Frank animal prints or a sassy typography quote, these mini artworks make a big impact, even on a low budget. (via Studio DIY)


9. DIY Old Navy Dress Hack: Splurging on a whole new back-to-school wardrobe is fun, buuuut it doesn’t leave you much room in the budget for dorm room decor. Revamp Old Navy’s adorable $12 dress into a matching two-piece, a vest and/or a dress with cut-outs. (via Brit + Co)


10. DIY Lunchboxes: The only thing better than a lunch box full of Poptarts is one that looks exactly like a Poptart. Or a frosted cake. Satisfy your sweet tooth in a big way with these three printable lunchbox DIYs. (via Aww, Sam)

What are you looking forward to making this weekend? Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using the hashtag #iamcreative! And follow us on Pinterest for even more fun DIY ideas.