Backpack hacks are a big thing, and rightfully so because school is now in session and creativity is always flowing! But instead of paying a hefty price for a plain backpack, why not go a different route? You can find affordable backpacks and lunch totes at Big Lots and then customize them to your style! I think one of the best ways is to make them even more functional.
I went to the Big Lots store by my house and found not one, but two full displays of nothing but backpacks!
Here’s what I chose to make over (each one was $10):
I dug through my stash to find some glittered coin purses and colorful trim. Here we go!
The first thing you want to do is stuff your backpack so it is nice and firm. This will make it easier for you to affix the coin purse and trim.
Next, I used hot glue because both of these surfaces are fabric, which means they will GRIP the glue beautifully and permanently. Apply the hot glue to the back of the coin purse and quickly set in place where you want it. Let cool.
Next, I used extra strength double-sided fabric adhesive tape to add the trim. First apply it to the back of the trim, then to the backpack.
I did the same on this lunch bag! Coin purse, topped with a a flower patch!
Here’s what it looks like! I removed the strap from the coin purse and replace it with a lime green tassel.
And the backpack!
Use jump rings to add your favorite charms!
What a transformation!
Super cute, right? Here is an image you can pin if you want!
Don’t forget to visit Big Lots Latino to see what all the other bloggers made too! You will definitely get inspired!
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Love & light,