“REFASHION AN OLD BACKPACK”
School has started and your mom is making you use last year’s backpack. Don’t be sad… learn how you can turn an old bag into something
NEW & FAB and totally one of a kind!
Check out this BEFORE & AFTER shot.
Materials you will need: Old Backpack, Hot Glue Gun, Fabric Glue, Scrap Fabric, Ribbon, Buttons, and anything you have handy and want to add to the backpack.
First, if there is anything on the front of the bag, remove it. Next, take a piece of paper and trace the shape of the front of your bag. Use the paper to size your fabric correctly. Once your fabric is the right size use fabric glue and glue it on the front of your bag. You can use different colored fabrics and add them on there anyway you’d like.
Next, take the ribbon and line it along the edges of the fabric and any other place you desire to have it. If you would like to embellish your bag with a flower, take three different sized cookie cutters and trace each flower on a different color fabric. Next cut the flowers out, layer them and glue them together. If you want you can even glue a button to the center of the flower.
And voila… a new backpack!
Make sure to send us a picture of your Refashioned Backpack creation! Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Backpack pic” in the subject line. Your picture just might end up in the next You Shout Out section of this magazine!
Christina is 13 and in the 8th grade and recently started her own blog and Facebook page called: Christina’s Special Creations. She was inspired to start blogging by her mom, who is the blogger behind Crissy Crafts. She hopes her love for making easy crafts and sweet treats will help her become a BIG TIME blogger like her mom one day. Christina is also the big sister to two younger siblings ages 9 and 3. Although neither of her siblings are on the spectrum, she does have close family friends who are. That is why Christina is so excited to be a part of Shout Out Online Magazine. Check out Christina’s Special Creations Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christinas-Special-Creations/101041766640844?ref=ts and her blog at: http://christinasspecialcreations.blogspot.com/.