If you want to add your personal signature to your school supplies for the beginning of the school year, then this list with 37 DIYs is the right choice. I have personally tried a couple of them and my favorite is ribbon bookmark.
I wish there was YouTube when I was a student. This video shows some original DIY ideas and make essential school supplies look strange but at the same time fun. I also like the suggestions on being careful when you are using some basic tools for DIY projects.
This website offers a couple of unique ideas for back-to-school crafts such as uniquely designed notebook keeper or marbleized pencils. Interesting both for teachers and for students, but parents can also find a couple of ideas.