Back to School Homework Center

DIY Back to School Homework Corner

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Lennox will be starting Kindergarten this year, which I can’t even believe, but it’s the truth and we are getting ready for it! Her new backpack and lunch box is purchased, we have started her back to school clothing shopping and now it’s time to get a work area together for her at home. Although there isn’t a ton of take home work in Kindergarten, I know there will be some – and I wanted to create excitement around going to school. So the other weekend I surprised Lennox with a homework corner in our home office room!

Back to School Homework Center

With a move in or near future, I didn’t want to create something that would damage the wall and require hooks and nails, so I went to Walmart and purchased some Command™ hooks and Scotch® Brand items in the Craft aisle.

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These are so easy to use and will really stay up on the wall, even our textured walls. I always have a variety of sizes at home but purchased some clear hooks as well as a clear caddy to use of this project. If you haven’t tried these, they are great at Christmas time too.

DIY Back to School Homework Corner

What you will need:

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  • Command™ Damage Free Hanging Hooks, Adhesive Strips and Caddy
  • School supplies (Pens, Pencils, Markers, Crayons, Ruler, etc)
  • Small Clipboard or Sign
  • ABC Stickers
  • Small Clothespins
  • Small Metal Buckets or containers
  • Desk or Small Table

Instructions:

STEP ONE: Gather all your supplies and figure out your layout before starting. Don’t worry if you measure something wrong or make a mistake, since these are just stuck to the wall, it’s easy to remove them and place them somewhere else without leaving any damage behind! 

STEP TWO: Start by hanging your 3 – 4 metal buckets. I found these back to school themed buckets in the Dollar Spot and they were just the right size and theme, and only a $1!  

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I used Command™ Clear hooks that had moving hooks on them – perfect for hanging something that isn’t flat.

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STEP THREE: Once you have hung the buckets, it’s time to hang the clear caddy. This is great to add a ruler, paint and paper to. I centered it below the buckets. This caddy came with its own Command™ adhesive strips with a refill so you can move it later if needed.

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STEP FOUR: I decorated the little black clipboard with ABC stickers to make a personalized sign – “Lennox’s Homework Corner”. I then stuck it to the wall using the Command™ adhesive strips as well.

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STEP FIVE: I wanted to add a few places for Lennox to add her artwork and homework. I decided to use mini clothespins and stick them to the wall by cutting the Command™ adhesive strips in half. Lennox has been using them quite a bit and they have stayed on the wall well!

scotch-homework-center-02STEP SIX: Fill up all the buckets and containers with school supplies and let your kiddo start creating and working!

scotch-homework-center-03 Lennox loved her new homework corner and is almost ready for Kindergarten! We are still waiting to hear on which school she will be attending but I’m anxious to hear and ready to get the final things ready for her – it will be a big day for all of us! At least now we know she will have a dedicated spot to do her work and can feel like a big girl!
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You can find lots of great projects to do with Command™ products here, as well.

What type of work center would you create with Command™ Products and Scotch® Brand?

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16 thoughts on “DIY Back to School Homework Corner

  1. Bri

    The small metal buckets are such a great idea. Finding a pen or pencil in this house can be impossible at times.

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  2. Auensty Janssen

    What an adorable idea! I love this so much! My son starts Kindergarten, homeschool, this year and this is a great way to give him his own space with his tools near by! Love Love Love!!!

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  3. Amanda V

    This is a great idea! I can’t wait until my kiddos are big enough to do something like this. Right now if I did they would have it everywhere as soon as I turned my back. But I do notice young kids love to have a cute place for all their things

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  4. Joanne

    What a cute little area for work and play. We homeschool and love when the back to school sales are on so we can stock up on supplies for our family.

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