As I was going through my youtube feed and seeing what was New, I came across this Idea
DIY Galaxy Backpack You take a black backpack and paint Galaxies all over it.
I thought, wow, now that’s a neat idea. So I decided to comment on the video and tell my daughter,
“We’re going to make a one of a kind backpack for you going back to school”. She agreed to do it.
Of course when I do a dupe of something I have to put my own spin on it!
So I added Glitter and Bling. This isn’t a full tutorial, but rather a DIY Instructional Post. Enjoy!!!
A Plain Black Backpack (as shown above, but painted), I got mine at Walmart for $8.88.
2 Towels and 1 Washcloth for stuffing the Backpack makes for an easy surface to paint onto..
I purchased these in the t-shirt painting section at Michaels for about $1.50 each (not bad).
I then used one yellow kitchen sponge $.92 at Walmart, that I cut into two halves.
Cut the edges off to make it easier to work with and used each corner for a different color.
I also used 2 fine detailed paint brushes, which I purchased a while ago at Michaels in a
set for about $8.00 ?? They are to nice to work with, very Ergonomic for the hands..
Crystazzi Flatback Crystals also purchased at Michaels, which I have used clear flatbacks before
in my tutorial Bling out your last years sandals.
We also used bigger generic Crystal gems that were about $1.00 at Michaels.
Then we would dab as much off as we could onto the piece of wax paper, when applying,
you almost want the paint to be rubbed on dry and not splotchy or clumpy
to give each galaxy softness and depth. We used a mixture of Grape and white mixed together first,
then Blue and white, then Azalea Pink and white. We made little clusters just dabbing on a little at a time,
we’d turn the sponge and onto the next color and so on!
You may need to add more of a color as you go.
so that you don’t get the same pattern on each galaxy.
Again, very random or you could paint on a constellation like the Big Dipper,
which my daughter did at the very bottom right. Do you see it ;)
as seen in space telescopes. We dabbed our finger into some glitter
and before the paint was completely dry, spread it across each galaxy for twinkle.
Then we added the Crystazzi flatbacks with Nail Glue (my go to glue for applying gems).
Here is what the final product looks like in Daylight.
I have to admit, My daughter and I were quite impressed with the job we did and
one of the best parts was it was sooo easy. Plus we had a nice Mother/Daughter bonding time.
Just let go and have fun! And that’s just what we did!!
Here is a close up of one of the generic crystals from Michaels @ $1.00, you can’t beat that.
So let me know if you try this project out and send me a link to your blog post or pics.
I can’t wait till my daughter goes to school to hear what comments she’ll get on her New Backpack!!
This project is rated EZ on the DIY scale and is suitable for ages 5 and above with supervision.
What back to school projects have you been working on
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