These DIY Backpack Accessories Will Take Your School Style Up a Notch

Yup, school season is upon us and we know you're all letting out a collective sigh right about now.

Although getting back into the swing of things can be rough, that doesn't mean your style has to suffer. We've already showed you some stand-out backpacks you can buy this school year, but why not take a risk and DIY yourself something truly special this time around?

Check out the tutorials below on accessorizing your new or old backpack to take your school style game up a notch.

1. Mini Pom Poms

You can do a multitude of things with these adorable little guys. Glue them directly onto your backpack for a unique look or make a keychain out of them, the options are endless.


2. Paint Markers

This isn't exactly a physical accessory, but using paint markers is a great way to revamp your backpack and give it a unique look and design.



3. Shrinky Dink Keychains

If you haven't heard of Shrinky Dinks before, it's time you got on that. This handy flexible paper is perfect for making small keychains because you can cut out any shape you want and microwave it to make it teeny-tiny. Decorate with nail polish or paint to finish it off.


4. Emoji Patches

Emojis are everything, we know this to be a fact. That said, you may as well add them to your backpack, too.



5. Tumblr Inspired Pins

If you ever find yourself immersed in Tumblr's photo selection, then this is the DIY for you. Use your favorite photos and easily make them into cute pins to spruce up your book bag.



6. Fringe Tassels

Ditch your plain old zippers for some majorly cute fringe tassels. It's a super simple and unique way to add a pop of color to your backpack.



7. Beaded Keychains

I mean, who doesn't want an ice cream cone keychain made entirely out of beads!? If you're looking for something a little different to add to the mix, try making one of these. The construction might take a little while, but the end results are both unique and awesome.


Now that you have officially upped your backpack game, you're going to want to make THESE colorful school supplies to go with it.