Barefoot by the Sea: Petal Backpack

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Petal Backpack

Every morning, Riley leaves for school and Sydney begs for her backpack to pretend she's going off for the day, instead of into the playroom.  Yesterday, she insisted she needed a flower I checked out the internet and found this adorable DIY petal backpack.  How could I resist?  I absolutely love the yellow backpack featured on UCreate from JCREW.
The tutorial was super easy and literally cost about $3 to make.  Next time, I'm going to try to use some cut fabric flower petals so they are less stiff. 

I purchased a simple backpack from the Dollar Store and a pack of petals from the wedding section.  They only had white so I used some leftover pink dye to obtain some light pink petals.  Then, I hot glued each petal on and tried to "fluff" them up a little. 
Clearly, the girls were off to a busy day!


  1. How adorable! What a great give idea! thanks.

  2. This is soooo cute! My daughter would love this!

  3. thanks so much for visiting! I'm following you back! You're my kinda blogger! :)

  4. How adorable and what a GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing this! Will have to add to the project list!

  5. Love this idea! My girls would adore that. Makes me start thinking up other great things to adorn with flower petals.

  6. Oh my goodness, this is adorable! I have a few little nieces who would love this :)

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  7. This is too cute. And I love the owls from the paper stork. Thanks for stopping by; following you back.

  8. Lovin' the bag. I would try to sew like this one. Thanks

  9. what a cute idea! thanks for sharing!


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