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DIY Back(Pack) to School with Kastor & Pollux

Published 09/05/2014 by

As we all know, backpacks are practical for a multitude of reasons. For one, they make riding a bike easy and breezy (because LOOK MA, NO HANDZ!), and secondly, they carry pretty much everything – from your morning/midday/afternoon/evening snacks to an extra pair of shoes (for when yr platforms start hurting yr feet). Honestly, the list could go on and on, but if it did, there would probably be no time for the actual purpose of this post – which is to provide you with !!TWO!! backpack DIYs for you to replicate on your very own Call It Spring backpacks! Ya gurlz, we got your back(pack)s.

 

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A poem [following the AABB rhyming scheme because that’s all I know how to do):

This is a two part crafty collective
This is – dare I say it? – a back to school incentive.
In conjunction with our friends at Call It Spring,
We’ve DIY-ed some bags so you can impress your ting ;)
By starting off with a needle and thread,
These bags were once plain – but now they’re fancy instead.
Sewing and threading,
Gluing and embedding,
You’ll be the chicest gal at school,
Who will be sure to let everyone know that backpacks are cool.

Bye (4 realsies).

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Call It Spring backpack
- Round beads of different sizes
- Needle & thread

 

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STEP 1:
Thread the needle and tie a knot at the end

 

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STEP 2:
Push the needle and thread through the inside of the backpack at any random spot

 

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STEP 3:
String a bead through

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STEP 4:
Push the needle and thread back through to the inside of the backpack and fasten with a knot. Repeat this process until you have sporadically placed BUBBLEZ across the entire surface of the backpack.

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STEP 5:
To create funky flower shapes, push the needle and thread through the inside of the backpack directly beside an existing bead

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STEP 6:
String on multiple small beads

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STEP 7:
Wrap the smaller beads around the bigger bead and fasten with a knot.

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STEP 8:
Wear your bubbly new backpack with pride

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Call It Spring backpack
- Plastic gems and rhinestones (we used broken up costume jewellery)
- Black acrylic paint
- Paintbrush
- Glue gun
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STEP 1:
Remove any logos or patches that may distract from the *sparkle*

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STEP 2:
Paint all your gems and let ‘em dry

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STEP 3:
Apply glue to the back of a gem
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STEP 4:
Place the gem somewhere/anywhere/everywhere on the surface of the backpack. Repeat this process until your backpack is ~icy~

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STEP 5:
Stunt on all your friends with your #veryrare black diamond-bedazzled backpack!!!

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