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Erica of FashionLush shares some adorable ways to upgrade your accessories and start the school year off cute! Grab an old backpack or your fav pair of slip-ons and give them a revamp fit for the first day of class! Does this DIY pass your fashion school test? Let us know in the comments below!
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Click through for the full list of materials and instructions you’ll need to make your own!

CUT OUT SHOES:
- Supplies: Mint sneakers/ sharp sewing scissors or exacto knife.
- Step 1: Remove the laces
- Step 2: Cut out along the seams on each side of the shoe (see photo).
- Step 3: Pull out the tongue of the shoe, and cut out the inside along the seams.
- Step 4: Replace the laces

COLOR BLOCKED BACKPACK:
- Supplies: a cool backpack (such as this one), acrylic paint in white, acrylic paint in any color you like (I chose teal, to match the shoes), a medium sized paint brush. Optional: Painter’s tape, if you’re known to be messy.
- Step 1: If you feel the need to use painter’s tape, tape off the edges of the backpack. Although, in my opinion, this step could often be more tedious than just being careful.
- Step 2:  Paint the part of the bag you want painted with the white acrylic paint; this is your “primer” so that your color is bright. Let dry.
- Step 3: Now paint your color over the white. You may need a few coats, so just be sure to let it dry between coats.
- Step 4: If you taped it off, you can now remove the tape and rock your new brightly color backpack!