I seriously can’t believe that my kids go back to school next week. It’s one of those bittersweet times, isn’t it? It will be so nice to get back into a routine as a family, but I’ll miss seeing their little faces so much! In honour of back to school time, I’ve created this simple DIY mini homework station to help my girls do homework or crafts.

DIY Mini Homework Station for Back to School

This little tote is such a handy tool because it can be easily moved. I can store it on my side table or even behind some doors in a cupboard, and move it to any table where my girls want to work.

DIY Mini Homework Station for Back to School

Ever since I made over our front room, it’s been a place that my girls (especially Little C, my oldest) like to retreat to if they need a little quiet time to read or work. Our Keswick Dining Table from The Brick has been such a multi-functional, beautiful piece in here, and I’m sure it’s going to be the homework spot of choice this school year. This table is made of solid pine and extends to a full 116″, so it’s also going to be used for many big family dinners to come!

DIY Mini Homework Station for Back to School

Making this portable mini homework station is easy! Simply find a wooden or plastic tote that’s large enough to hold 3 or 4 pencil cups or mason jars. I actually had this one outside on our porch to hold plants, and I gave it a good wash so that we could use it inside.

DIY Mini Homework Station for Back to School

Next, place your pencil cups or mason jars inside the tote (these pencil cups are from the dollar store and I spray painted them copper), and fill them with supplies your child will need for their homework or crafts. In ours, I’ve added some crayons, pencils, felt pens, glue and scissors.

You can also add a folder inside the homework tote like I have to catch any loose papers your kids might bring back home from school that need to be signed or reviewed by a parent. I’m so terrible with keeping track of things like this, so having a specific spot for important school papers is a must!

DIY Mini Homework Station for Back to School

Store your  mini homework station on top of a side table or in a cupboard, and bring it out when your kids are ready to work. This is a handy little organizational tool that I think we’ll get lots of use out of this year!

Watch this video to learn how to make this DIY mini homework station:

Tell me: What would you put in a mini homework station for your kids?

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Brick. As always, all of the opinions here are my own.