I was browsing one of my favorite stores online the other day, FreePeople.com, and noticed an amazing distressed, studded backpack. Noticing that this backpack was pretty expensive, I decided to try to make the same on my own! These are the items I purchased:
and lots of time and patience! It took me about 10 hours, studding by hand total over a couple of weekends, but I really love the way it came out! I decided to not mess with bleach and/or dyes – but I think it would have come out much better if I did.
Backpack from Freepeople.com:
And my own creation:
All for 1/10 the price, and the satisfaction of DIY – I definitely recommend anyone else giving it a try!