DIY Back to School Organizational Station

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
DIY Organization Station

With school coming up, it is time to start planning and organizing. 

DIY Duck Tape® Chalkboard steps for back to school


1. Remove the glass from the first frame. Be careful when handling glass, the edges can be sharp. What you will be left with is the cardboard backing.

2. Take the chalkboard laminate to start.

3. Open up your frame, allowing the back to fold over on the other side.

4. Place your paper on top of the cardboard backing to have an idea of how much you will need.

5. Grab your Duck® Edition scissors from Fiskars and cut your chalkboard laminate.

6. Peel off the back and gently place it directly on top of the cardboard backing that is connected to your frame, starting on one end and slowly working your way up.

7. Once you apply the chalkboard laminate you can use your scissors to trim the edges.

Steps to make a Duck Tape® dry erase frame

Dry Erase

1. Grab your dry erase laminate and place it "right" side down onto a flat surface. Carefully place your glass on the back of the laminate.

2. Grab a pen and use it to trace the outline of the glass.

3. Use your Duck® Edition scissors to cut directly on the line you drew.

4. Once you have it all cut out you, will peel the backing off and place it back "right" side down on a flat surface.

Another option for the dry erase board would be to take the cardboard backing out of a frame and cover it with your fabric duck tape.

When you are done you will place the glass back in the frame and put the back on. Now you can use a dry erase marker to write on the glass.

Steps to make Back to School Duck Tape® Pen Holder

Pen Holder

The pen holder is created using an old tin can and wrapping the fabric tape around it.

1. Measure one piece of tape that will wrap all the way around the can.

2. Cut 5 or 6 more pieces to that length to complete this project.

3. Add the tape to the can, keeping the seam at the back in the same place for each layer you add.

You can also add some twine for additional interest. 

Making Duck Tape® inspired clothes pins

Decorative Clothes Pins

Clothes pins are another great organizational tool.  Using another design of the fabric tape, you can personalize and fit these to your space.

1. Lay a piece of fabric tape down on the top of the clothespin, directly in the center.

2. Trim the edges with your small Duck® Edition Scissors.  The edges will easily fold down on the sides of the clothespin.

3. These can be used by themselves or glued to your frames for additional organization there. 

DIY Duck Tape® inspired clipboard for back to school

Clip Board

Dress up our clip board. This will add ton's of color to our station.

1. Start by adding strips of tape from the bottom of the board all the way to the top.

2. Once you get to the top you will have to carefully add little pieces near the clip.

Supply List

Fabric Duck Tape®

Picture Frames


Empty Can

Chalkboard Deco Adhesive Laminate

Dry Erase Deco Adhesive Laminate


Hot Glue Gun