how to decorate your locker

Ahhh! Your locker. Also known as home-sweet-home from August through May. Nothing says more about you than that space, so before the first bell rings, give it your own personal touch. Whichever type of student you are, we’ve got the ideas (and the goods at H-E-B) for you to make your locker completely your own. Are you a sports fan? Keep track of all your school’s wins and losses on a dry-erase board! More of an artsy type? DIY magnets using photos you’ve taken are just the ticket! For even more locker life hacks, read on!

The Checklist

Mark these supplies off your list when you’re shopping at H-E-B to have the coolest locker in school!

  • Wrapping paper
  • Magnets
  • A mirror
  • Photos
  • Pencil holder
  • White board
  • Shelves
  • Post It notes
  • Nail polish
  • Calendar


get organized


You want your locker to look good, but you also want it to be ultra-clean and neat. When you're running from class to class, it's important to know where to find everything you'll need to hit the books — and more importantly — where to find those things quickly! With our step-by-step guide, you'll have the most organized locker around.

1. Level Up
Every inch of your locker is valuable, so make use of your space in the best way possible! To fit all of your books and notebooks, think up, up, and away! Rather than stacking books on top of one another, use a shelving unit so that everything has a place of its own. At H-E-B, you'll find both expandable shelves and folding shelves, so whether you need to account for a little extra space for that big Calculus book on bottom, or just want to fit all of your notebooks and binders in a neat row, you're in luck.

2. The Color Code
Once you are sure that you have enough space for everything to fit in your locker, it's time to get organized. An easy way to do this is to assign a color for every subject. Math is blue; English is red; History is yellow, and so on. There are two ways to do this. First: when you cover your books or buy supplies like folders and notebooks, select items that are the assigned color. Otherwise, use nail polish to paint a band on the spine of your book cover, notebook, or folder. When you're pressed for time between classes or hurrying to after school practice, you'll be certain to grab the right books each time.

3. Pencil This In
Sure there are calendar reminders on your smartphone or dates that you've circled in your day planner, but writing important dates on a marker board calendar in your locker will keep them top of mind. Algebra test? Literature paper due? Big game? When you look at your calendar at a glance every time you open your locker door, you can plan to properly manage your time so that you get the win in the classroom or on the court.


style it


Once you have everything in place, it's time to give your locker a makeover. Start gathering things that have "you" written all over them. Think pictures of you and your friends, magazine cutouts, and more!

1. Don't be a Wallflower
Wrapping paper is an easy way to make your locker graphic and bright. Choose one with an interesting pattern or pick a solid color and doodle your own drawings on it! First, start by measuring the dimensions of your locker. You'll have to decide whether you just want it on the door or lining the locker walls, as well. Then, once you've cut the paper to fit, use either sticky tack or double sided tape to adhere it to the metal. You'll want to make sure it stays all year long. Voila! You're ready for step two.

2. Stuck on You
H-E-B carries all sorts of magnetic gear that you can hang in your locker. From magnets to mirrors and pencil organizers, make sure that you stock up on gear that will keep you organized and looking good all school year long!

3. Picture Yourself Here
Sure, school is filled with tests and homework, but it's also filled with fun and life-long friends. Keep that top-of-mind by creating collages. You can easily hot glue fun photos of you and your friends onto magnets (be sure to ask for your parents' help first!) and arrange them into a grid in your locker. Instagram doesn't have anything on you!

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