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DIY Locker Décor

Fun Paper Locker Decor Ideas 

Kathy Beymer Bright MindBY KATHY BEYMER
  Merriment Design


Make these cute and colorful DIY locker decoration ideas for back to school using ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers! 

Today I’m sharing fun and easy DIY decorating ideas for your school locker. They’re inexpensive and more unique than buying locker decorations, and they take less than an hour to make. First, there’s a personalized printable school schedule that you can customize with your name and daily school schedule or afterschool activities; just download the free template, type in Adobe Reader to personalize, and print onto ASTROBRIGHTS Papers. 

DIY Locker Schedule

These cute DIY locker magnets look like teeny tiny school pennants. Each cheery mini pennant magnet features a motivational phrase including Work Hard, Be Nice, Learn Lots, and Have Fun for an extra dose of encouragement. Make a bunch to display your favorite photos, doodles, and daily schedule. 

 DIY Magnetic Locker Decor

I designed this DIY paper pencil box template to help keep your locker tidy, and it includes a personalized monogram that you can edit yourself. Download my paper pencil box template, type in Adobe Reader to personalize, print, decorate with colorful shapes, and follow my box folding directions below. Make several paper pencil boxes to store pencils, pens, lip balm, and other lightweight items securely on your locker door. 

DIY Locker Decor Pencil Box

I hope you enjoy making your own set of cute DIY locker decorations. Choose your favorite colors or show some school spirit by coordinating with your school colors. Download my free templates below to make your own DIY locker decorations to help keep you organized and energized this school year. 

Supplies for making DIY locker decorations for back to school: 

  • ASTROBRIGHTS Papers in four colors (I used Celestial Blue®, Rocket Red™, Martian Green™ and Lift-Off Lemon™)

  • Locker Décor Schedule Template

  • Locker Décor Pencil Box Template

  • Clear tape and glue stick or other paper adhesive 

  • Paper scissors and optional craft knife, metal ruler and self-healing mat 

  • 4 round magnets 

  • 4 permanent glue dots for adhering magnets 

  • Hook and loop fasteners and painter's tape for hanging the pencil box 

Step 1: Choose your locker decoration colors and gather supplies 

I recommend picking four different colors for this DIY locker decorations project. I chose Celestial Blue, Rocket Red, Martian Green, and Lift-Off Lemon for Liam’s locker decorations.  


 Paper Locker Decor Supplies

Step 2: Personalize and print the locker decoration templates 

Download the locker decoration templates. Open them in Adobe Reader (rather than a web browser) and type in the editable fields to personalize your schedule, name, and pencil box monogram. 

Personalized Locker Decor

Print personalized templates onto ASTROBRIGHTS Papers. 


Middle School Locker Decor Template

Step 3: Make the mini pennant magnets 

Cut out pennant pieces using your best pair of paper-cutting scissors or a craft knife, metal ruler, and self-healing mat. Glue pennant ‘ribbon’ pieces to the pennant triangles and let dry.  


  Magnet Schedule Trackers

Adhere magnets to the back of the pennants using adhesive glue dots. 

DIY Locker Magnets

Step 4: Make personalized school schedule 

Cut out the personalized schedule base and individual days. 

 School Locker Schedule Template


Glue individual days onto the schedule base, leaving a little bit of base color between each day for color contrast. 

DIY School Schedule

Step 5: Make monogram pencil box 

Score the pencil box at the fold lines by running the back (not the front) of a craft knife along a metal ruler which will make a visible dent into the paper without cutting through it. Scoring paper makes it much easier to fold straight lines later. 

DIY Pencil Holder Template


Cut out the pencil box around the solid lines and decorate as you wish using colored paper pieces.

DIY Pen Holder Template

Fold the pencil box along the fold lines and glue the box together. Add clear tape inside for additional strength and let dry.

DIY Box How To

Step 6: Hang locker decorations 

Hang your locker decorations on the inside of your locker door. You can hang your school schedule either using the pennant magnets, or just use painter’s tape and save your magnets to hang up some favorite photos.

To hang the pencil box: Adhere a strip of loop tape (the soft side) on the back of the pencil box. To ensure easy removal at the end of the school year, place a piece of blue painter’s tape onto the inside of your locker door where you’d like to hang the pencil box, then adhere the hook tape (scratchy side) onto the blue painter’s tape. Hang the pencil box by pressing the loop tape onto the hook tape. Remove later by peeling off the blue painter’s tape. 

Hangable Pencil Holder


I hope that these colorful DIY locker decorations are getting you excited for the upcoming school year. Which of these spirited locker decoration ideas do you like best?

DIY Pencil Holder For Locker

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