22 DIY locker decorating ideas and organizing tricks
22 DIY locker decorating ideas and organizing tricks
Locker #1: Neon Dreams
For those who can’t get enough color in their life, this bright, cheerful locker design is for you. The trick to making your locker colorful without going overboard is to pick one main color. For example, we used 60 percent teal decor, while the remaining 40 percent was balanced with other bright hues. This will add a cohesive yet fun look to any drab locker.
Battery-operated twinkle lights are a must-have for any colorful and whimsical locker. These are hung with clear, adhesive hooks that come with removable sticky tabs. Hide the battery pack in the bottom of your locker, and string the lights up in a random pattern.
Removable wallpaper is very easy to find. Here, I used a fun teal dot pattern to cover the inside of the door and the back of the locker.
Think outside of the box when organizing your locker. This small set of drawers is perfect to gather all of the things that may end up at the bottom of your locker, like earbuds, tickets, keys and extra pencils.
If you love color then you definitely need colorful binders. Basic white binders are upgraded with strips of neon masking tape and strips of cardstock.
Mini notebooks are the perfect size for the inside of your locker. They're great to write quick notes to friends or write down a to-do you don't want to forget. Buy a pack of strong, tiny magnets to attach things to your locker while keeping a modern aesthetic.
Dressed-Up Erase Board
Take a simple magnetic wipe-off board and make it your own by decorating it with washi tape. Need a place for your markers? Hot-glue small magnets onto the lids. They'll stick right on your locker and be within reach at all times.
These pen and cell phone storage containers were upcycled from food boxes. The pen cup was a granola bar box, and the cell phone holder was a spaghetti box. You can personalize these to any size and shape that you need for all of your school supplies.
Make It: Cut any cardboard box into the size you need, then cover it with patterned paper. (It’s just like wrapping a present with one end open.) Glue a magnet onto the back.
Locker #2: Monochromatic Style
For the student who prefers modern minimalism, this chic black-and-white locker is full of DIY ideas to increase your productivity and organization. It's easy to shop for because anything that's black or white will coordinate with this look. A bunch of white binders, black notebooks and a few patterns here and there will perfectly pull this style together.
Removable, vinyl polka dots create a whimsical interior for your locker. Stick on the dots in a random pattern for a fun decor idea that no one else will have in their school space.
Use removable chalkboard contact paper to create a useful space inside your locker door for notes and lists. Washi tape creates lines for your to-do list. Each week, create your to-do list for Monday through Friday using the chalk.
You’re going to need somewhere to put all of that chalk for your locker chalkboard. A white, magnetic cup is the perfect solution.
Update a simple magnetic wipe-off board by creating a frame with black & white washi tape. It’s now a personalized and one-of-a-kind place for your weekly assignments.
DIY Photo Display
Create an instant photo display by spray-painting clothespins and gluing magnets on the back.
Simple, plastic bins are great for catching all of your school supplies. Make it match your locker with a few pieces of black masking tape. Instant upgrade!
Locker #3: Chic Metallics
Make yourself smile every time you open your locker by decorating it with gold and silver accessories that are practical and super cool. And no metallic locker is complete without disco balls! Removable adhesive hooks will easily and quickly hang two disco balls from the ceiling of your locker.
Duct Tape Stripes
Create a fun, striped pattern on the inside of your locker with silver and gold duct tape. Accent the wide stripes with a few thin stripes of gold glitter tape.
Mini Cork Boards
Take a regular piece of corkboard and cut it into small squares. Use double-stick tape to attach the cork board to the inside of your locker. Pin notes from friends and assignment reminders. It’s even better when you use fun, metallic push pins. Plus, a few push pins can double as hooks for keys.
A bag of metal magnetic clips are an easy way to organize the inside of your locker. Use these budget clips to hold onto lunch money, ear buds, hair ties and more.
Yes, alphabet letters were originally made for babies. But a coat of gold spray paint makes them the coolest accessory for your locker. Spell out your name and a few of your favorite sayings.
This suction cup container is made for the bathroom, but with a coat of gold spray paint and a few extra-strong magnets, it becomes the perfect place to gather loose change and extra pens.
A white bin is used without the lid to create a catch-all spot for all those little knick-knacks that usually get lost at the bottom of your locker. Make it match all the metallic goodness that’s going on with a few strips of shiny duct tape.
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Keep your locker chic and organized with easy decorating ideas you can do on a dime from Event Designer Michelle Edgemont.