15 Awesome Backpack DIYs

Spruce up an old backpack or create your very own in time for school.
by Melanie Santiago   |  May 14, 2016
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  1. Minimalist

Choose your fabric and ready your sewing kit, this pin shows you to make your very own backpack in the simplest way. Personalize with geometric stamps for that minimalist look. 

  1. Pineapple Drawstring Backpack

Recall every fun moment you had this vacation with a bag that just screams summer.

  1. Tote Backpack

You don’t have to worry about aching shoulders when you can switch from a shoulder bag to a backpack in an instant with this interchangeable design.

  1. Watercolor

Give an old canvas bag a makeover by painting on it. Achieve a watercolor effect by damping the area with a sponge and gradually adding the paint. You can also iron on gold foil for more detail.

  1. Bustle Backpack

Go girly and create a cute ruffle backpack! It might take some effort or take inspiration from this pin and maybe add ruffles to an old backpack instead.

  1. Doctor Who

Recreate the iconic Dr. Who suit using thrift store finds, this pin shows how you can turn a suit into a spacious backpack.

  1. Heart Backpack

Make this cute heart shaped backpack following the instructions and free pattern from this pin.

  1. Traveler's Backpack

This clever backpack can be opened with a zipper that can only be accessed when you take it off. So don’t worry about anyone snatching valuables from your bag.

  1. Satchel Backpack

Instead of lugging around a satchel on your shoulder, make it easier to carry as a backpack to get the best of both worlds.

  1. Spring Covered Backpack

This project is as simple as taking fake flowers and gluing them on your backpack and looks so pretty for this time of year.

  1. DIY Pompom Keychain

Create these cute pom pom keychains in various sizes and in complementary colors. It can add a chic or fun look to your backpack.

  1. Denim Backpack

Upcycle old jeans into a backpack, the more worn out the better to get that vintage and unique look.

  1. Ombre Backpack

Get a two-toned ombre backpack by following the simple steps in this video. This DIY goes well with color combinations that make secondary colors like baby blue and pink for purple and so on.

  1. Galaxy Backpack

Get on the galaxy trend and create your own universe on a plain black backpack. This is a fun paint project that will produce unique results.

  1. Rolltop Rucksack

A roll over top gives you the option to maximize the size of your bag; you can adjust depending on how many items you bring, which make it great for school and travel!

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