Asked on Jul 28, 2013
Grandchildren's old backpacks
Hi all. My grandchildren get new backpacks every year. Most of the time they have been through...well a whole school year and are not fit for donation and I hate tossing them. Any suggestions on how to recycle, reuse or up cycle them. I'm pretty good with a needle and thread, sewing machine, glue, hammer, saw- well let's just say I'm a DIY gal and can use just about any tool or medium you can suggest. In the past I've taken parts from old stuff like this zippers, buckles, handles etc. and have a nice stock pile of these things. My daughter's call me a hoarder (I've seen some of those shows-all my saves are neatly organized and in containers thank you very much) but I say I'm a collector and recycler and just need a project to use some of this stuff. Also I have an oval mirror, just the mirror, it's 24 in x 16 in. Any ideas for this gem. Before it breaks in the back of my closet. Ha, ha.