Hand-Printed Valentine’s Day Tote Bag

Hand Printed Valentine's Day Tote Bag TutorialLooking for a Valentine’s Day gift you can make your daughter or that your daughter can make for her friends? When you take into account trends and usefulness, that can be easier said than done! Using some basic craft supplies, you can easily whip up this tote bag for a Valentine’s gift that is “totes” cute! Full disclosure: I had to Google the proper way to use “totes.” I’m totes old. :D

Supplies needed to make your own DIY tote bag:

Directions:
1a. Use a heart punch to cut out approximately 100 hearts out of the freezer paper (you may need more or less with different sized bags).

Hand Printed Valentine's Day Tote Bag Tutorial1b. Cut a piece of freezer paper to a 12×12 sized sheet. Use cutting machine to cut approximately 100 hearts out of your freezer paper (you may need more or less with different sized bags). For Silhouette users, I used the standard printer paper settings but lowered the speed slightly (Speed:5, Thickness: 15, Blade:2).

Hand Printed Valentine's Day Tote Bag Tutorial2. Using an iron set to low, position the first heart centered at the top of the bag.

Hand Printed Valentine's Day Tote Bag Tutorial3. Continue positioning each heart, off-setting each row. (See picture below)

Hand Printed Valentine's Day Tote Bag Tutorial4. Apply fabric paint.

Hand Printed Valentine's Day Tote Bag Tutorial5. Continue applying paint until all the exposed fabric is covered. Allow to dry completely.

Hand Printed Valentine's Day Tote Bag Tutorial6. Once paint has dried, carefully peel off the freezer paper hearts. I love this part!

Hand Printed Valentine's Day Tote Bag Tutorial7. Optional: Depending on the look you want to achieve, you can go in and hand paint a few of the hearts. I’m kinda crazy about gold glitter right now so I went the gold/matte gray route but I’d love to see this with gray and bright pink too!

Hand Printed Valentine's Day Tote Bag Tutorial8. Print and attach a piece of Baker’s Twine to the “You Are Totes Awesome” gift tag.

totesvalentine12smThere you go…the perfect Valentine for the perfect teen or tween in your life. You may or may not feel a little ridiculous actually using the word “totes” but one thing is for certain, they are going to love this tote!

Hand Printed Valentine's Day Tote Bag Tutorial

About Vanessa

Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at gerberadesigns.com/triedandtrue

Comments

  1. Beautiful creations! I invite you on my blog .. http://noxcreare.blogspot.it .. let me know what you think .. I’m also a creative!
    Noemi

  2. Adorable Vanessa!

  3. Such a cute idea!

  4. Beth Novak says:

    I like your project, I might try it

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