I am a mom of 2 kids and wife to an amazing red head. I love Jesus with all my heart and strive to make my life a reflection of Him. I'm a photographer, a busy body who can't sit still, and a girl who's traveled to 21 different countries but wants to see so much more. I co-founded Ten Thousand Homes whose goal is provide HOPE and HOME to Africa's orphans and vulnerable children. I'm also the writer behind my personal blog, I Believe In Love where I share my travel adventures, my photography, and creativity.

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Back To School Crafting

Wow!  It’s that time of year when schools are (or perhaps yours already has) opening their doors for yet another school year.  I find there are always mixed emotions about this.  Some parents are ecstatic, some are sad.  Some kids are happy, some are not.  Despite the feelings, the fact is that kids have to return, so why not let our tone be one of excitement, looking forward to a year of new friends, learning, and happy memories?  A few crafts on the final summer days agenda just might be the solution to change dread to excitement!  From picking out material for a new lunchbox to planning a back to school dinner, these crafts will get kids in the mood to step through those doors for another year of school!

Back To School Pencil Sharpeners from One Charming Party

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Flower Headband Tutorial from Simply Modern Mom via Ucreate

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Pleated Uniform Skirt also from Simply Modern Mom via Sew Mama Sew

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Gingham Lunch Note Card Printable from Issa Sarza

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Lunch Bag from The Long Thread

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School Bag from Make It Do

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Notebook Makeover from Little Birdie Secrets

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Notebook Cover Tutorial from My Patchwork

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Back To School Countdown Printable from Confessions of A Stay At Home Mommy via A Molly of All Trades

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Stylish Pencil Case Tutorial from Pink Penguin

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Back To School Dinner Place Setting from Ready Set Party

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Back To School Treat from The Blackberry Vine

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I’ve Gotta Go No. 2 Fingernails from The Daily Nail

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What’s the back to school mood in your house?  For more posts written by me, visit my personal blog, I Believe In Love.

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  2. rani 08/15/2011 at 2:01 pm

    Holy cow!!! Awesome list of links! Thanks so much for this! Will make back to school alot more fun!

  3. Heather 08/11/2011 at 10:09 pm

    Great post, Jen! Unfortunately, my son has finally reached the age of not enjoying going back to school this year. I’m afraid crafts I’d have him do would NOT do the trick either. But I do like the back to school dinner idea…it just *might* work. I just wish the link gave a little more details and ideas for what the dinner could entail.

    I may just have to try the nails on myself since I don’t have a girl to play with : )

  4. Jami 08/10/2011 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for the shout out! Lots of great ideass!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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