Back to School Backpack Zipper Pull

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

DIY embellishment to dress up your child's backpack for the first day of school! Tutorial at

It is that time of year again. Yep, the kids are all getting ready to go back to school.  My oldest will be going into first grade this year, wow how time flies.  Last year, we made a sign for her first day of school.  This year I wanted to do something a little different.

My daughter told me that all the kids in school hang things from their backpacks.  I had no idea they did that and it made me think that we should make something for her to hang on her backpack too.  That is how this idea came about.

When I first thought about doing this, I was thinking we would do a zipper pull with a stuffed animal at the end.  However, when my daughter saw the wishbone charm, that is all she wanted.  We both love how it came out and she is so excited to show it to her friends at school on the first day!




Tie on Charm

Tie your string to your charm, leaving two lines to put the beads on

String Beads

String your beads onto the double lines

(this makes the charm stronger since the kids will be pulling it a lot)

Add Beads

Let the kids put the beads on in any pattern they like

Backpack Zipper Pull

When they are done tie your line to the closure and cut off the excess

DIY Backpack Zipper Pull

Now they have a pretty zipper pull they can show off the first day of school

DIY Clip on Backpack Zipper Pull for the First Day of School. Tutorial at

Just clip the pull to a zipper on your backpack and you are ready to go!

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