Sunday, January 8, 2012

Monogrammed Tote Bag

These monogrammed totes, inspired by TidyMom, have been all the rage on Pinterest for a while now. I initially had wanted to make my own tote and then monogram them but ran out of time. So what you see here are totes purchased at JoAnn's that I monogrammed following TidyMom's tutorial here.

What initially drew me to these is the black & white look- I love it! The ease of this tutorial can't be beat, I made both in less than 30 minutes. Patience is key because you want to make sure to cover all the spaces created by the doily. I used a small round sponge brush from the dollar store and it helped me get good coverage.

In my circle of friends we are all using reusable bags these days. I made these totes for two of my friends who are some of the busiest people I know. I figured they would appreciate something made for them that they could distinguish from all the other grocery/kid bags in the car.

Once the paint dried I bundled them up and tied them up with a big bow. As you can see I also included a key fob. As you know, I love making these. There is nothing I love more than making gifts for my family and friends!

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11 comments:

Handmade by Hilani said...

Simple and fun, great bags!!

Kelly said...

These are adorable! I love anything monogrammed. I would love it if you shared these at my link party.

http://herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/01/fabulous-friday-7.html

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Oh, these are GREAT! I love all things monogrammed.
A few blogger buddies and I have started a little challenge for January and I think it would be super fun if you want to participate. Please check it out at http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge/.
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Lauren @ Summit St Joy said...

These are SO fun!!! hadn't seen them before, so glad you shared. visiting from skiptomylou...
now following & would love you to follow back! :) blessings!

Lauren @ Summit St Joy said...

OH... I just had to leave another comment since I'm follower number 400--- how great is that?! congrats on the growth & thanks again :)

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

These are so cute. Tote bags are a must have around my house and I love the idea of personalizing them.

Melissa @ LoveBugLiving said...

So cute! I love how these turned out. They would be great to make as a gift bag.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

These are beautiful and you said something quite dear to my heart: you and your circle of friends are using reusable bags these days!! Yay! I love crafts that are good for the planet <3

Sarah said...

This is SO cute! And I L-O-V-E your blog design!!

I'm happy to be your newest follower and am hoping you'll stop by my BRAND NEW blog and follow me back!!

Thanks a million!
Sarah @ Dotted Line Crafts

Christie said...

These bags are too cute!! I'm having a linky party again, and would love it if you joined! Here is the link! http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!

Renee Living Laughing Loving said...

Great bags!! So cute! And I love the way you bundled them!!