Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Handmade Day 5... custom tote!

Hello there peeps! Frantic for gift ideas for the holidays? Don't fret because today I'm going to show you how to make a delightful gift that is customizable for that really hard person to buy for special person. Today we are going to make a custom tote/book bag!

Materials needed:
canvas tote bag, iron on transfer paper, custom graphic printed from ink jet printer, and a hot iron

Step 1: Iron your tote bag so there are no wrinkles. (I ordered these from Amazon and they were $7 each!)

Step 2: Print out your graphic onto iron-on transfer paper paying special attention to FLIP YOUR DESIGN so it reads backwards! Trim around your design and round the edges.

Step 3: Following directions from your iron-on transfer paper, iron design onto canvas bag with scalding, hot iron.

Step 4: Let design cool and then slowly peel back paper. (Seriously... let it cool completely or you'll have a jacked up, bubbly design that you cannot re-iron. If you can't stand to watch it cool, walk away and come back later. My impatient self learned the hard way!)

Step 5: After you have peeled back the paper, you have a delightful tote bag to keep or give away!

Step 6: I like them so much, I made more to give as gifts and tucked some books inside!

Daily Gratitude: I am so grateful for a grand tour of a private high school today that I would NEVER in a million years have thought it'd be possible to send my glorious kid to! Never say never!


SR luin said...
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SR luin said...

Good to see such nice tote bags with valuable information. Tote bags are a symbol of stylish gesture and smart personality. Popularity of tote bag is increasing day by day. As it is a nice product, some customization can take the style/smartness to a new level. Wanna know more.

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rezoan hossain said...

Such nice collection of tote bags. Perfect symbol of creative personality. I think some customization can bring this to a new level. Wanna know more about this topic.

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