9 DIY Locker Decorations to Personalize Your Space

Make classmates jealous with these cool DIY projects for your locker.


DIY Wooden Frames

Photo by flaxandtwine.com.

Forget the plastic variety. Balsa wood sheets are affordable, easy to find at the craft store, and, with a decorative hole punch (also available at craft stores), can be made to look like expensive frames. Add adhesive magnets to the back and—voila!—a picture frame as pretty as the photo inside of it.

Photo and idea from Flax and Twine. Get the full tutorial here.


DIY Photo Magnets

Photo by sundaesins.blogspot.ch

Instagram addicts will love this clever, vintage-inspired way to display winning snapshots. Simply download the Photoshop template, add your own photos, and print. Glue each photo to cardstock for durability and then add a magnet.

Photo and idea from Sundae Sins. Get the full tutorial here


DIY Glittered Clothespins

Photo by artsyfartsymama.com

For someone who likes a little glitz and glamour, these clothespins couldn’t be any easier to make—all you need is a little glue, a lot of glitter, and small adhesive magnets. Use the pins to display a class schedule or other important papers on the inside of the locker. 

Photo and idea from Artsy Fartsy Mama. Get the full tutorial here


DIY Magnetic Pen Holder

Photo by themamasgirls.com

Spray paint works wonders to transform a mint or spice tin into a decorative penholder. Once the paint dries, attach a magnet, hang it inside your locker door, and you’ll never forget to bring a pen to class again.

Photo and idea from The Mamas Girls. Get the full tutorial here.


School Locker Chalkboard Initial

Photo by eyecandycreativestudio.com

Special paint transforms a paper mache—or wooden—initial into a functional chalkboard, while ribbon lets the whole thing double as a bulletin board (use the glittered clothespins above to affix documents or photos to the ribbon!).

Photo and idea from Eye Candy Creative Studio. Get the full tutorial here


DIY Pom Pom Rug

Photo by twokeckgirls.com

Give the stark metal of your locker a cozier feel by adding a handmade rug to the bottom. To make this version, simply tie brightly colored pom poms around a square of latch rug canvas.

Photo and idea from Two Keck Girls. Get the full tutorial here.


Nautical Themed DIY Magnets

Photo by modpodgerocksblog.com

With this easy craft, something as small as magnets can give your locker big personality. Simply select themed scrapbook paper at the craft store (or use printed out photos) and then follow the four-step guide—five, if you count drying time—to transform paper into durable glass magnets.

Photo and idea from Mod Podge Rocks Blog. Get the full tutorial here


Homework Station Turntable

Photo by momontimeout.com

This lazy-Susan style supply station corrals supplies—pens, scissors, table, glue sticks, and more—into one compact location. Place it on your locker’s shelf for easy access to everything you need for class.

Photo and idea from Mom on Time Out. Get the full tutorial here


Pom Pom Garland

Photo by crabandfish.blogspot.com

String this fun garland back and forth inside your locker to turn it into a happy place rather than just a storage space—all you need is three supplies and a few minutes.

Photo and idea from Crab + Fish. Get the full tutorial here