5 Easy Pieces — Back to School with Style Edition

5 Easy Pieces — Back to School with Style Edition

It's time to head back to class. Photo: Thehotpinktypewriter.blogspot.com

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.

Vintage 1966 Flash Cards

5 Easy Pieces — Back to School with Style Edition

Bone up on your math. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/annegraham

Get ready for some “new math” problems with vintage 1966 flash cards ($12). Algebra homework never looked so good. Pick these up at Etsy.com/shop/annegraham.

Color Pencils in Tube

5 Easy Pieces — Back to School with Style Edition

How fun is this set of colored pencils? Photo: Treesmart.com

These portable, colored pencils in a tube ($5.95) are made from recycled rolled up newspapers. Visit TreeSmart Store to pick up your set.

Recycled Jute Backpack

5 Easy Pieces — Back to School with Style Edition

This colorful backpack will stand out in a crowd. Photo: Earthlovershopping.com

Made by artists in Nepal, the burlap Backpack is made from recycled jute fabric that softens with use. For only $29, this colorful bag will have you stand out in a crowd. Get this green necessity at EarthLover.

Vintage 1950 to 60s School Supplies

5 Easy Pieces — Back to School with Style Edition

Get a retro start to the school year. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/Ablast2thepast

Get all your back to school shopping done in one great purchase. This set of vintage school supplies from the 1950s ($20) should have you covered. Visit Etsy.com/shop/Ablast2thepast to cross off every item on your list.

FunkyJunk Zippered Pouch

5 Easy Pieces — Back to School with Style Edition

This colorful pencil case won't get lost in your backpack. Photo: Hipcycle.com

A bright, durable pencil case is a must for back to school. This upcycled pouch is made from reclaimed plastic bags. Get your pouch ($9.60) at Hipcycle.

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  • http://www.plumber-san-diego.us/ San Diego Plumber

    These 5 Easy vintage pieces are classy indeed. If I were to go back to school, I would definitely use them again. Do you know how I can create a homemade jute backpack for my kids?

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