Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Backpacks on a Budget!! DIY: Back To School Edition

Parents, its that time of year again...The kiddies are heading back to school. Getting the kiddos ready to go back to school can be expensive; especially when you have to buy new wardrobes, uniforms, shoes and school supplies. This year I chose to shop around and compare prices. This time last year I spent $34.99 EACH on backpacks that started peeling around the 2nd quarter. This year we set a budget, which meant that I cut costs by 50%. I had to go to Office Depot, Walmart and Best Buy to get the rest of the things on the school supply list but by clipping coupons we saved a ton.

Back To School shopping at the Grocery Store.. Who woulda' thunk it?

 $6.99 each at the grocery store.
The blue one is for my 5 1/2 yr old...the pink is for my 12 1/2 yr old...

 Since I am the self-proclaimed IRON-ON Queen, we had some iron-on's already on  hand in our DIY box of goodies. These sheets were approx: $4.99- $7.99 each at Michaels Iron-On Transfers.

My little one cutting the pieces she wants on her backpack...

Ready for Kindergarten!!!

These backpacks have been transformed from basic to personalized which looks more girly and fun!! This works well for boys and girls, all ages!


TheMochaPeach said...

CUTE!!! I cant wait to have kids! LOL

VioletPoetry said...

Thank you, lady!! Yeah, these little munchkins are alot of fun. :)