I almost forgot it was back to school season! A lot has been going on oddly enough. I just got finished moving across country to my new home in North Carolina, started working on Free Digital Pics, a new site featuring my own photography that’s FREE to use for both personal and commercial work (whoo-hoo! More free stuff), and I’m filling out job applications like the dickens.
A few months back I had done a school related post, so this time around I went on the look out for even more unique, and even bizarre, vintage illustrations in the public domain. These images would make awesome DIY cards for college students, Anatomy and Science students, science and history instructors, science and history buffs, and teens who also love history, science, and vintage art.
Need Back to School Crafting Inspiration?
Back to school season is the time for making stuff people can USE! Your decoupage supplies with come very in handy for making old supplies new again, like pencil boxes, pencil cups, desk mats, coasters, binders, and dorm room decor. Here are few easy to do craft ideas you can do today!
- Laminate old vintage maps to create cool place mats, desk mats and school decor for the classroom and even a college dorm.
- Cut out and laminate circles of your favorite school house images to make sweet coasters for school morning beverages, like hot chocolate and orange juice.
- Go vintage with your school decor this year! Simply print out your favorite free vintage illustrations on photo quality paper and insert into the clear cover flap of last year’s binder to make it cool again. You could also splatter your image with cool iridescent nail polish, glitter, or watered-down acrylic paint to make it a little more cool and funky.
- Paint over and decoupage those old pencil boxes and supply cups with unique vintage images to give them a little more style.