DIY: Mail/Paper organizer from cereal boxes. Duct tape to make the seams of the box sturdy and using mod podge dress the box with some cute scrapbook paper. LOVE this for over the back pack hooks for all 4 kids homework.
For all those art supplies. DIY project du jour: Shoe box + toilet paper tubes (and/or paper towel tube pieces) = storage for pens and other office/art supplies (via Aunt Peaches) More paper tube repurposing ideas: here.