Aug 22, 2012

Minnie Mouse canvas bags how-to

It's supposed to be an "Organize One Thing Wednesday" kind of day, but  I still have that specific project on my mind and I STILL can't find the materials I need.  Maybe this is the universe telling me that I need to learn how to sew so I can just make the idea myself.  harrumph.

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! 

Materials Needed:
  • Canvas tote
  • Black, red and white fabric paint (I prefer Tulip brand)
  • Round sponge brush
  • Medium sized paint brush
  • Pencil
  • Cereal bowl
  • Small drinking glass
{step 1}
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.

{step 2}
Trace around items with pencil.
{step 3}
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.
{step 4} 
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. 

{step 5} 
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!!
Stay tuned for more Minnie Mouse party themed decorations and tutorials!!


Sarah Beth said...

Ainsley loves her bag! She carries it all around the house =)

Devan Gaddie said...

Really? Awww, I'd love to see that!

Jessica Ambrose said...

That is super cute! I found you through Disney Girl can find me over at keep up the good work!

mommasmeltingpot said...

So does D! She also loves the bubbles! I think all of us did bubbles for favors. We love bubbles!

Brenda said...

Great Idea!

Ana Lopes said...

SO GORGEOUS! A absolutely love Minnie and your tote are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Have a look at my blog I’ll be so glad.

Hugs from Portugal

Ana Love Craft

Kirstin @ Hello Kirsti said...

Soo cute!! Love the scripty name! One day I'll actually remember to buy fabric paint when at the craft store and paint something =)

Lissa said...

What a cute project - I've pinned it up - thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays!

Devan Gaddie said...

Thanks for stopping by :)

Devan Gaddie said...

Do it!! And then make yourself something pretty! :)

Devan Gaddie said...

Thanks for the pin!!

I Have A Favor said...

Stopping by from "I Have A Favor" What a cute party!!!! I love the highchair! Thank you for including my Minnie Mouse dispenser to your party! :)

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