DIY EASY Backpack Makeover w/ Paint Markers | ANN LE

DIY EASY Backpack Makeover w/ Paint Markers | ANN LE


(energetic dance music) Hey, guys. How’s it going? I am feeling really hot right now. I don’t know if you guys
are feeling fall yet, but it’s super hot where I am right now. So, I’m like sweating,
I don’t know if you guys can see all of that, if
you can’t, thank goodness. Okay, so I was in Ikea the other day and I was buying things for my home, which I am not done decorating yet, but I found some cute backpacks. Right here, I bought three
backpacks all together. And since a lot of you
guys have been requesting for me to do a DIY
backpack decoration video, I thought this would be
a great time to do so. So, I haven’t decided
exactly what I want to do with these backpacks,
and I want to make these fun and easy for you guys. I know that when I was in high school or college or elementary school, I just never even thought about decorating my own backpack before. I hope I can make this experience fun for you guys so that way you guys can get excited to go back to school. And we are going to be
decorating some backpacks, so let’s get started. All right, guys, so let’s
start with this pink bag. I just love how vibrant
and bright this color is. I felt inspired to take
on the ethnic art look and every fall I see
tribal and ethnic color, prints, embroidery come back to life again on the runways and in stores like Anthropologie, Free People. What I love about this style are the rich colors and the fun pompoms. You can definitely have fun and express your love for
colors in this design. All you will need are
decorative trimmings or ribbon. Choose colors that will
compliment your backpack. You will also need a hot glue gun, I like using a high-temperature glue gun as it gives me permanent results. So the first step is: lay out your trim wherever you like on the backpack. I want to accent the
bottom of my backpack, so therefore I will
place about three strips across the bottom and just kind of see how I like them to be placed. Measure out how much you will need to cover your area and then cut out an extra half an inch or more than needed. Next, fold in one fourth of an inch of the end of your
ribbon and glue it close to the side seam of
your backpack, like so. Then continue gluing the
ribbon across your backpack. With my extra left-over ribbon, I then decided to glue
that onto the zipper. So I just basically cut
enough to cover the zipper, and I actually kind of
extended out a little bit to give it a little loop, just in case, if I want to hang something
on there later on. But it looks really cute
covering the little logo, Ikea logo, so that way this
feels and looks more customized. So time to accessorize the
backpack with some pompoms and we’re going to make this really cute. All you will need are some chain. I’m cutting about three
chains all together in different length size. You can cut up old necklaces and recycle them for this DIY. So you will also need one big jump ring and basically what I’m
doing is taking each end of my chain and linking
them onto this jump ring. With a needle and thread,
what you’re going to do is double-thread the needle
and tie a knot at the end. Now, with the needle, go ahead and sew through the pompom ball. Once you make your way
back with the needle, take that and loop it around
one of the ends of the chain. Then, you are going to
repeat looping your needle and thread in and out of the pompom ball. Once you’re done, tie a knot and cut off the excess thread. Repeat the same steps with
the rest of your chain and what you’re going to do next is open up the jump ring and link that to one of your zipper on your backpack. This next design is inspired
by my cookie cutter. I found this at my dollar store and if you don’t have
this shape, that’s okay. You can use any other shape that you have available around your home. If you don’t have a bunny cookie cutter and you want to make this shape, find something circular, trace that, and then draw in the ears. I happen to have this cookie cutter, so I’m going to use the easy way around. And what I’m doing here
is taking my pencil and tracing around this cookie cutter. So that way, I have an outline of how this will look on my backpack. After you’re finished tracing, I suggest you use acrylic craft paint to paint in the prints. You can first use a bigger brush to cover the bulk of the area, and then go in with a finer
brush to create cleaner lines. Use about two coats of paint
to get a nice, vibrant color. For my second coat, I actually used metallic gold leafing to get that right kind of shine. As you can see, this is a really quick and simple way on how to add cute little prints onto your backpack. Make sure to let this sit for a few hours before using it. So this is one of my favorite designs, and it was inspired
from my yoga art studio, and they have so many
beautiful artwork there. So today, I will be showing you how you can do this on your backpack. Each color here represents something very beautiful for the
mind, body, and soul. Turquoise is for relaxation and calmness. Yellow is to stimulate our
brain and help us study, whereas pink is to encourage
unconditional love for all. So let’s first start by
cutting out the lotus template and I will have this available on my site, LifeAnnStyle.com for you to print out. So after you cut out the lotus, place it onto your backpack on where you would like the design to go. And then, trace the
outer line with a pencil. Now, with craft acrylic
paint, and a dry brush, brush on one color at a time. You could use your
favorite colors for this, you don’t have to use the
ones that I am using today. I just love the way blue,
yellow, and pink look together. Next, take your pencil and trace over the paint to make the lines more visible, and also draw in the
details, like the pedals. After that, take out a sharpie and outline your pencil lines. Now, here is where you can get creative by adding in the details. I suggest you draw in
different types of patterns and just have fun playing around with different shapes and
get creative with this. I loved doing this when
I was in school because I usually cannot pay attention while the teacher is talking unless
I draw at the same time. If you plan to bring
your backpack to school and work on the art, then make sure you can
pay attention first. I just find it personally
helpful for myself during school whenever I have trouble paying
attention in classrooms, or just keeping and staying awake, then I usually just draw
or sketch something. And I thought this would be something fun to do during class if your teacher, of course, allows you to do it, and if you’re sitting
somewhere nice and ventilated. For the zipper part, take out some of your leftover trimmings
from your other DIY or maybe something that
you may have left over, and wrap that around your zipper part. It looks really cute, it
adds to the overall look, and I simply love, love, love how all these backpacks turned out. I hope you liked them, too. Don’t forget to give
this video a thumbs-up. I would really appreciate it, and let me know below, which backpack is your favorite. All right, guys. That’s it for today. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey to creativity. I will be giving away these backpacks, so if you guys want to win one, don’t forget to read all
the information below on how you can win these backpacks. Also, comment below, let me know what you guys are looking forward
to for back-to-school, or what is your favorite class. Mine was art class, art class was the shortest class ever, it
seemed to go by so quick. I remember just sitting in art
class, like once I sat down, once I start drawing and sketching, it was like the bell rang
and it was time to go. I hated that! But that was my favorite, favorite class, the only problem what
that it was so, so short. So comment below, let me know what your favorite class is, and also don’t forget to follow the rules on the bottom of this video if you want to win the backpacks. Other then that, I will
talk to you guys next week. Love you, chow!

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