The best way to give a white backpack a little face lift for school? TIE DYE! I wanted to put together a fun tutorial that shows how to transform a basic white canvas backpack into something chic for campus.
A little DIY action will make this budget backpack look like you spent beaucoup bucks! The hardest part was picking the dyes!
All you need is:
Dyes: I went with an assortment of brighter colors, but pick any palette that suits your fancy!
Rubber bands/gloves: Gloves are a lifesaver for your hands when you're dyeing! Make sure you protect those fingers.
Time to get to work!
I began to add rubberbands to the backpack next. I pinched a section of the backpack, put a rubber band around the gathered area, and then continued to add bands every few inches.
I put the backpack under water until the entire piece was saturated.
Now it was time to add dye! I added dye to plastic bottles to make it easier for application onto the backpack. (Don't forget to wear gloves!)
Once enough dye was applied, I let the pack dry overnight and when it was dry, I snipped off the rubber bands with a pair of scissors. (It's so much easier trimming them off than trying to pull them off with your fingers, especially if they're tight!)
From all white, to fashionably dyed!
What a fun way to get your hands a little dirty to create something so cool for school?
It's also a great trick to revive an old backpack to make new again!
If spots are on the darker side, just use darker dyes to hide! This is going to be my new go-to computer travel bag since back to school isn't completely relevant to me anymore! (PS, I miss school!!)