School Supply Centerpieces | Back To School Craft Idea for Virtual Learners

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We’re getting ready for virtual learning this year in our house! To keep things fun and functional for the kids, I created these super cute and color-filled school supply centerpieces for them. 

Beauty organizer school supply centerpiece | Naturally Stellar

You can make these quickly and affordably just in time for your back to school schedules and festivities.

Making Virtual Learning Fun

This will be our first year having everyone in the fam at home, at the same time. So, we’re trying to keep things as fun as possible and make a really big deal out of the start of the school year. My baby is starting Kindergarten and her big brother is going into the 7th grade. 

Every school year, I fall in love with Back-to-School ads. They’re so full of items that are colorful and fun. So, of course, when I started thinking about this tutorial, I had to start out by shopping at my happy place, Target!

Target pickup for school supplies | Naturally Stellar
Get everything you’ll need for back to school with Target Pickup!

I decided to use Target Drive-Up, to grab everything that I needed. It’s so quick and convenient. I just order everything I need on the app, click to let them know I’m on my way and I never have to leave my car. I just pop the trunk and they toss in my goodies. Done and done!

Let me show you how I crafted these cool centerpieces and give you some tips on what to fill them up with.  

School Supply Centerpieces Tutorial

For this tutorial, we’re gonna make back to school organization a thing of “beauty” by using a Target acrylic makeup organizer as our school supply turntable centerpiece. Sounds easy right?

Well, it is!

School supply centerpieces make school organization fun and functional for virtual learning | Naturally Stellar

I sure love a good beauty organizer! In fact, I own several to keep my makeup and toiletry stashes in check. But they can also double as organizers for things like office supplies and school supplies. 

*Shopping Tip – The best acrylic organizers to use for school supplies need to have sections that are deep enough to hold tall items such as pens, pencils, markers, rulers, and glue bottles, etc. You’ll also want to make sure that they have enough compartments to hold everything that your student would need during a typical school day.

Target app ordering school supplies | Naturally Stellar

Step 1

Whip out your phone or laptop and load up your Target shopping cart with the following:

  • Turntable style acrylic organizer – like the shown brand beauty organizer.
  • Acrylic organizer with drawers
  • Colorful markers – such as the Precise Marklighter2 Premium Dual Tip Creative Marker 6pk by Pilot Pen
  • Pens – such as the G2 Fine Point Gel Ink Pens by Pilot Pen
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Color Pencils
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Paper Clips
  • Sticky Notes
  • Index Cards

Or, choose whatever supplies you feel your kids/students might need. Also, don’t forget to load your Target Circle offers and apply your Target Circle earnings!

Next, set your pickup method and click “Check Out”!

⇓ Click the image below to add items directly to your shopping cart ⇓

Power to the pen! Pilot Pen at Target | Naturally Stellar

Step 2

After pickup, remove all items from the packaging and separate them into 2 groups. The first group will fill up your turntable organizer and the 2nd group is for a drawer organizer.

You can set yours up however you’d like. I’m just showing you how I did mine. Have fun with it!

School Supply Centerpieces Tutorial | Naturally Stellar

  • 1st group (things like pens, pencils, markers, color pencils, glue, pencil sharpener, and scissors)
  • 2nd group (supplies that can lie flat such as, Index cards, sticky notes, paper clips, crayons, and erasers)
Step 3

Load up your organizers! If you are all about presentation, you can set your supplies up in a colorful patterned arrangement.

Since my daughter is big into rainbow colors now, that’s the flow that I went with.

Crafting school supply centerpieces for back to school | Naturally Stellar
I added a small clear mason jar and this cute little pineapple vase I found at Target’s dollar spot to keep my Pilot pens and markers upright.

This year we’re rocking with the best when it comes to our school supplies. Precise Marklighter2 is a smooth writing dual tip highlighter! It is smear-resistant and dries quick so you don’t get any bleed through your paper.

Also, the G2 gel ink pens are the #1 selling gel ink brand in America.

Pilot Pen G2 Fine Assorted Pens | Naturally Stellar
Pilot Pen is the #1 selling gel ink brand in America.

So, whether you’re stocking up on your supplies, taking notes, or writing in your favorite journal, Pilot has the perfect pen just for you!

Step 4

Enjoy your new centerpieces. Give this one a spin!

Target school supply centerpieces using Made by Design makeup organizers | Naturally Stellar

Target Circle Offers

1) Get 20% off all Precise Pens & Markers from 7/19-7/25, 8/23-8/29, 9/6-9/12.

2) Get 20% off all G2 Pens from 7/19-7/25, 8/30-9/5

Close up of school supply centerpieces made from a Target brand beauty organizer | Naturally Stellar

I hope you’ll enjoy making your own school supply centerpieces just as much as I did! Don’t forget to check out the Target Circle offers and as always leave a comment or question in the comment section below or by clicking the blue comment button if you received this post via e-mail.

Until next time!


What are you doing to make back to school fun this year?

  1. These acrylic organizers are the perfect thing for Pilot pen products and all the other school supplies! So cute and colorful! #client

    1. They really are! Of course, I like to sneak a few of their Pilot pens for my home office lol. But hopefully this will add a little fun to our virtual learning environment.

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