I think of all of the things that I need for the school year and I put them into a table. Then I print them out and glue them onto die cut stars. I have a star themed room and it makes it work.
Last year I laid them out on a table due to not enough time, but this year at meet the teacher I think that I will actually hang them from the ceiling or somehow have them hanging up on a bulletin board.
I feel awkward asking the parents for more supplies, but those who can help, always do and it really makes for a smoother year.