Decorating Your School Locker

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August 30, 2008

jean pockets converted into school locker pocketsIn just a few easy steps, your child can turn an old pair of jeans or shorts into a couple of pen and pencil holders that mount easily in a school locker.


Approximate Time: About 30 minutes



  1. Begin by having your child cut each back pocket from the jeans. (Make sure she gets the material it's attached to as well and not just the pocket.) She should cut closely around the three sewn edges of the pocket.
  2. Now she can start decorating by attaching any iron-on patches according to the package directions, using fabric paint, buttons, etc.
  3. Let the paint dry.
  4. With the pocket face down, cut the magnetic tape into one-inch strips and affix a magnet to each corner of the pocket (add a dab of tacky glue for an even stronger hold, if needed), and it's ready for hanging in a school locker.

By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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September 5, 2015

My daughter bought a few of these decorations at the store, but the rest were made by us in part to save money but also to have them fit her locker better.

Pink and Gold Themed Locker Decor

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August 28, 2006

My son started middle school this year and he has his own locker. Of course, he wants to "decorate" his locker.


I explained to him that stickers and other semi-permanent things would not be good.

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September 16, 2009

Make going back to school fun for kids by creating these magnets for them to decorate their lockers.

Brightly colored and decorated locker magnets.

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January 25, 2008

I am in charge this year of decorating the boys football teams locker room. Anyone have any ideas? The school is Governor Mifflin and the mascot is the Mustangs. Our colors are Maroon and Gold.

Susan from PA


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August 19, 20080 found this helpful

We decorated last year for sectionals. It was a blast. We are also decorating for the junior high. We used art paper with spray paint to make banners for the hall and made a banner for each class with the jersey#'s or players name.The kids were really surprised.


You can buy any color paint just make sure it is safe to use in the school and you can also get glitter and crepe paper. We hung the crepe paper from the ceiling with balloons! Show the players you really appreciate them and all their hard work!

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March 28, 2017

Football lockers are usually for storing football gear but sometimes it may be necessary to decorate them for some reason. This is a page about decorating a football locker.

A football locker room with blue lockers.

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