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DIY Bike Accessories

The school year is winding down and summertime is just around the corner! In fact, you’ve probably started stocking up on bubble soap and may have started brainstorming all of the cool projects you want to try during summer break. But have you thought about giving your bike a refresh with some fun DIY accessories?

While we’ve previously worked together to Doodle a 3D bike replica, this year we’re turning our attention to giving some love to our real-life bicycles. With a little creativity, you can create unique, stylish, and functional bike decorations and accessories that will be the envy of your friends.

Take a look at this awesome water bottle holder our team created — unique, stylish, and functional. Can you figure out how to make your own water bottle holder with your 3D pen and plastics?


If you’re looking for new ways to beautify your bike, here are some materials you can take out for a spin:
  • Duct Tape. Believe it or not, there are a lot of fun crafts you can do with duct tape — including customizing your bike. Wrap glow-in-the-dark duct tape around your handlebars or parts of your bike frame to illuminate your nighttime rides. Or, choose patterned duct tape to create interesting patterns on your bike frame.

  • Twinkle lights. Weave a string of battery-operated twinkle lights through your bike spokes. You can turn them on and off when you ride.

  • Stickers. Pick and stick interesting decal stickers to your bike’s frame. Pro tip – make sure the stickers you choose are made for the outdoors so they don’t fall off. 

  • 3D Bike Spoke Decor. Check out our DIY bike spoke decor tutorial and stencil below!

Need more inspiration? You can browse more ways that kids used to customize their bikes here, and you can find some new books about kids and their bikes here.

Bespoke Bike Spokes and Other 3D Bike Decor

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We think that one of the most fun ways you can customize your bicycle is to create decals for your spokes. Known as “spoke beads,” these decals come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Take a look at our tutorial on how to create bespoke bike spokes here.

You can also use this stencil to create decals for other parts of your bike, including the basket, bell, or handlebars. Simply draw custom decals with your 3D pen and plastics, remove them from the stencil, and stick to the parts of your bicycle that need some sprucing up.


Don’t forget to share your beautiful bike decorations with @3Doodler #3Doodler #WhatWillYouCreate.

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