20+ DIY Ideas for Decorating Your Classroom

Here is a set of 20+ inspirational classroom decor ideas and tips to help you power through setting up your classroom. You’ll find themed classroom decor, creative ways to decorate “outside the box” and even ways to make decorating easier.

Remind your students how special they are every time they enter your classroom. Via: Lessons With Laughter

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle lanterns might be the cutest superhero craft. Via: Schoolgirl Style

Cover a table with washi tape. Via: Elise Blaha

Make some colorful round sit upons for storytime or reading circles. Via: Lil Blue Boo

Clip supply labels {like these free ones} to dollar store baskets. Via: Welcome to Room 36

Spray paint clipboards and label them with students’ names for an easy way to display their work. Via: A Year of Many Firsts

And speaking of spray paint, decorate inexpensive wooden frames to showcase class rules. Via: Kinder Craze

Upcycle an old filing cabinet. Via: Design Improvised

Decorate a designated “Share Chair” for students to use when sharing writing or other accomplishments.

Seuss Truffula Trees for the Classroom – Pool noodles wrapped with duct tape and party tissue paper balls make the perfect Truffula trees for classroom decorating with a Dr. Seuss theme twist.

Organizing Weekly Prepped Materials – An organized space adds an instant wow factor! Plan for the week by keeping your materials tucked out of the way (and visual line of sight) but make them easy to get to.

Library Seuss Themed Wall Display – Pair inexpensive wrapping paper or gift bags wrapped around canvases with large wooden letters to make a cool Dr. Seuss display.

Make a batch of dry erase wipeable homework boards. Via: Dandelions and Dragonflies

Tape a welcome banner to the door. Via: School Girl Style

Fancy up your bulletin boards with a simple burlap or ribbon border. Via: Blissfully Ever After

Set up a fun camping themed reading nook. Via: Rainbows within Reach

Highlight reading workshop anchor charts with some bright borders. Via: Tunstall’s Teaching Tips

And finally, decorate bright and colorful, cheap and easy bulletin boards by covering them with plastic tablecloths. Via: Teachery Tidbits

Hanging Under the Sea Octopus, Fish and Seaweed – Find clever ways to use streamers to hang from the ceiling so that your whole classroom can be under the water.

Use color coded table caddies. Via: Lessons with Laughter

Turn a diaper wipe canister into a holder for those super helpful plastic grocery bags. Via: Ladybug’s Teacher Files

Store manipulatives in bright baskets. Via: Land of Nod

Add a colorful rug. Via: Creative Elementary School Counselor

Create a HUGE Classroom Tent – Get creative and think big! For a day or for all year, use bulletin board paper to make a reading tent or whole group meeting area.

Crate Reading Bench Tutorial – Need both storage and seating? This DIY tutorial will help you create a reading bench out of milk crates.

Get your students excited about pitching in with an adorable helpers’ wall. Via: Fabulous In First

Employ a theme, like this clever Hollywood classroom motif. via

Spice up your reading corner with this play on Redbox. Via: Marci Coombs

Remind your students of their power with this super awesome door decor. Via: Kickin’ It With Class

Fancy up a plain white bookshelf with some simple vinyl contact paper. Via: Nyla’s Crafty Teaching

Hang some inspiring art like these freebies inspired by Oh the Places You’ll Go. Via: Mama Miss

Brighten up the entryway with some DIY ribbon curtains. Via: The Daily Alphabet

Grab a metal board from IKEA and turn it into an easy lunch count board. Via: Primary Possibilities

Go all in on a monster theme with adorable DIY crafts. Via: Teaching Maddeness

Hope you like these Decorating ideas for classroom.