Monday, February 25, 2013

DIY Tote Bag

Hello lovelies and happy Monday!  Today I am bringing you one of my favorite projects.  The steps to this one are pretty easy, but it takes a steady hand to make it come out all right.  If you decide you don't want to go through the hassle of making one of these babies, check back this week for a very special giveaway featuring one of these bags!

The first thing you need to do is gather supplies: a plain tote bag (you can find these at Michael's), fabric paint, and an initial stencil.  Since I knew I was painting my letter black, I used a black marker to trace the letter onto my plain bag.

Then I used a small paint brush and filled the letter in with black fabric paint.  It helps to squirt the paint onto a paper plate, makes it easier than dealing with those weird fabric paint containers.  I recommend starting with the outline of the letter; go over your marker lines, covering them completely and then go back and fill in the rest.

I then attached a felt flower that was previously made (I'll do a tutorial on these babies soon, but they are all over Pinterest if you are dying to make one today!)

And here is the finished product:

These are great little bags for carrying books or papers or lunches or really anything you need to cart around town.  I gave this one to my mom and she absolutely loves it!  Don't forget, if you want one for yourself but you don't feel like making it, check back later this week for a special giveaway!


  1. Super cute idea! I love monogram's! Thanks so much for linking up to Crafty Tuesday.

  2. That is so cute!! I just love the simplicity of it! I think I need to make one of these for my daughter! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Thursday's Temptation. I am going to be featuring your tote tonight at this weeks link party!

    1. Thanks Jill! That's so exciting! I'll make sure to check it out tonight and link up again this week :o)

  3. That looks so cute. Am I crazy for loving the look of the lowercase "k" ?

    Thanks so much for linking up,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

    1. I hope you're not crazy for lovin' it! I'm a sucker for a lowercase letter myself!