Easy School Locker Decor DIY
As kids around the country head back to school, made me think about middle school and high school can be the best of years and they can be the worst of years. If your tween/teen is a little anxious about transitioning from elementary school to middle school (or middle school to high school) sometimes a little DIY project like decorating their locker can give your kid a sense of control over their tiny corner of the school universe. Lockers aren’t very big spaces but there are a few things kids can do to make them their own.
My daughter had her heart set on a corkboard, even though lockers are usually magnetic and you don’t really need to push pins into anything when simple magnets will do the trick. I think she liked the warm brown aesthetic better than the cold blue metal that the school lockers are made from. So we set about creating a magnetic cork board and some flower push pins for her. It’s really easy.
Supplies needed to create our Decorative Locker Corkboard
- corkboard tiles (we bought these)
- small flat magnets (we bought these but sort of wish we had bought these tiny ones)
- small fake flowers
- push pins
- a glue gun and glue (as always, have a responsible crafter handle a hot glue gun)
How we decorated my daughter’s school locker
First, we cut the corkboard down to 10″x 10″. We doubled up two boards to create a thicker corkboard by gluing two 10×10 pieces together. Then we glued magnets to the corners on the back.
We created floral push pins by simply gluing a single flower to each pin. So easy and so cute!
My daughter also purchased a fake pathos plant (that we hung from the hook in her locker), a magnetic pencil holder, and a shelf unit so she could put her P.E. clothes and lunch box above her books. It was tight but we made it work.
She added some magnets, a few favorite polaroids and she was happy. It’s the little things!
Happy Back-to-School Days, students! Let us know how you decorated your lockers!
More Back-to-School Crafts from Alpha Mom:
1. Washi Tape and Wrapping Paper Book Covers DIY
2. Magnetic Pencil Holder for Back-to-School
3. Pom-Pom Crafts for Back-to-School