Every year we go through the same song and dance on how to personalize backpacks. This year we opted for a lovely clear backpack with black straps (the rules at my daughter’s school is clear or mesh backpacks) the problem with black is it is extremely hard to personalize. I purchased some turquoise, purple leopard pattern Duck Tape this summer just because it was really cool and I planned on using it someday. My daughter LOVES it and really wanted her straps to be leopard print to help her identify her backpack (trust me last year we got one of her friend’s bag twice, even with our stamping and glittering job.)
Project Level: Easy
Time: 10 minutes
- Duck Tape
Add Duck Tape to the strap by pressing the tape to the strap slowly to ensure there are no unwanted creases or air bubbles. Cut tape to desired length and repeat with the other strap. You can also add the Duck Tape to other parts of the bag. Please check with your child’s school policy to ensure it will be okay to add embellishments to the outside, I only did it to the sides of the front pocket and that was okay.
Now we have a one of a kind backpack that will not be mistaken for anyone else’s backpack this year.