Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Personalized Tote Bags

Okay, this is a great concept but my technique could use a little work! Personalized tote bags would make a great gift for almost anyone. How cute would these be for your bridal party? You could fill them with flip flops, spa products, magazines or a good book, bottled water & snacks to get them through your big day! Or for a child, you could fill them with a few books and some snacks and they have a little book-nook "kit".
Here's what you need to get started:
Canvas Bag
Paper Doily (10" - 12")
Spray Adhesive
Fabric Paint
Sponge Brush

I started by ironing my canvas bag flat. Then using spray adhesive, spray the backside of your paper doily and place it down on the canvas. This will create your "stencil". The adhesive prevents your edges from lifting.
Sponge on the fabric paint and remove the doily. This is what is looks like after:I then used my Cricut and some vinyl to create the "K" stencil. With a little more fabric paint, viola - a personalized tote!

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