Hi friends! I hope all your little ones have had a great start to school! I’ve gotten a bunch of questions asking about how we decorated Q’s backpack this year so I thought I’d link a some of them for you. Q picked out this metallic State backpack with the intent to flair-the-heck out of it, but you can totally add some fun personalization to ANY backpack! We went with the enamel pins because I was nervous about ironing-on patches to the metallic, but if you have a canvas pack…I think iron-on patches are a super cute way to go! Here are some of the items we used:
Q wanted something “plain” that she could decorate, but something that was still “fancy”. She loved this metallic gold backpack immediately.
Pins & Appliques
We found most of our pins at hobby lobby and local boutiques but Amazon has a fun assortment that will be different from what everyone else has! I also found some cute stick-on patches that work great as well if you want to avoid ironing & sewing!
We had been given an acrylic name keychain with a tassle on it for Q’s birthday and she really wanted to use it on her backpack…you know, in case she couldn’t tell her pinned-out, gold backpack apart from anyone else’s at school! Anyways, I think it looks so cute! We added a giant pink pom that she had on her backpack last year and called it complete. I’m sure it will get added to throughout the year…until it’s so laden down with flair that she can hardly hold it up any longer! Ha!
And for the sweetest little wooden cross/rosary keychains, go visit my friend Michelle’s store Be My Grace Rosaries!