Instead, I'm going to be posting one of MANY tutorials from Avery's Minnie Mouse themed 1st birthday!
This week: Minnie Mouse canvas tote favor bags!
I knew I wanted to do something a little different than the plastic-favor-bag-picked-up-at-WalMart route for Avery's little friends. I had a couple of canvas tote bags laying around...and the idea was born!
- Canvas tote
- Black, red and white fabric paint (I prefer Tulip brand)
- Round sponge brush
- Medium sized paint brush
- Cereal bowl
- Small drinking glass
Find two rounded items to use for Minnie's head and ears to trace around. I chose a cereal bowl and an orange juice glass.
Trace around items with pencil.
Using your medium sized paintbrush and black fabric paint, trace around each edge of the circles. To make it easier, I squirted the paint out onto a paper plate for easier dipping.
Fill in each square with the rounded sponge brush. You could also use the regular paint brush to finish the entire Minnie head, but I found the sponge to be easier.
Add the details. I free handed a big red Minnie Mouse bow and wrote each little girl's name on each of the bags with the white fabric paint. But this is your bag....get creative!
Inside each bag, I added the standard party favors: cheap, but fabulous sunglasses, Minnie Mouse bubbles, Minnie ears and a container of Puffs (for the babies). They were a hit! Of course, these don't have to just be for parties. Make one for your little girl to carry to school or to use as a purse. Or, if you're a grown-up Disney freak like me, make one for yourself! Use it as a work bag, a diaper bag, a reusable grocery bag....the options are endless!!