Anthro, I’ve said it once and I’m going to say it again — I love you but you are too expensive for me. Therefore, we have found ourselves on another episode of Anthro hacks! This time I hacked a $36 Copi Backpack from Amazon into a $128 Anthropologie Aviva Raffia wannabe. With almost $100 in savings, I say that the Anthro hack was well worth it. This pack is the perfect size for a day out on the town — you’ll be able to fit your wallet, camera, water bottle, and a snack :) Follow below to learn how to create one for yourself!

Materials and Tools:

The only skill you’ll need for this DIY is the ability to braid and glue. Girl, you’ve got this!

Grab about 10 strands of rafia and twine and start braiding them together. You’ll need about three braids to cover the bottom half of the backpack.

Use Fabri-tac to glue on the braids.

You’ll need to hold each braid in place for about one minute. Once secure, wind the braid around and glue down the rest of it right underneath the first braid.

Yes, it is that easy!

Time to explore! First stop — chai tea and a scone at the Golden Gate Bridge.

Next stop — watching all my surfer boyfriends at Ocean Beach :)

After watching my future boyfriend shred on the waves, I’ve got to hit up Alamo Square Park to sit and stare at the painted ladies — AKA our future home.

Last stop — dinner in Chinatown. What a day!

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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Brittany Griffin