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!!

14 comments:

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 Crafts..you can find me over at www.theredheadedprincess.com 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...

Hi,
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

www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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! :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/ihaveafavor

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