Now that the kids are back in school and fall is (hopefully) quickly approaching, here are a couple of cool around-the-house DIY projects from instructables.com.

This first instructable details how to make a chalkboard lunch bag like the one pictured to the left. This is a great way to make sure your kid not only has something to eat come lunch time, but embarrassing messages from you to show off to their friends as well.

This instructable shows you how to make your own tiki torches out of used glass bottles.