DIY Cute Bridal Bag

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Have a friend who is getting married?  Looking for an engagement present to share your excitement for the upcoming nuptials?  You can get a lot of bang for your buck with this DIY cute bridal bag.

Recently I received a call from a friend announcing her engagement.  As I was browsing through Hobby Lobby (which is always dangerous for me), I stumbled upon some adorable canvas bags that got the creative motors in my mind turning… what could I possibly do with these canvas bags??  They were 50% off so I just had to come up with something!

Lightbulb!  Why not make a bag for my friend that she could use to keep track of all her wedding stuff in.  I had never worked with canvas before but I thought the project turned out great!

What I love about this project is that it is so versatile.  Get a different bag and you can completely change the look.  Use a different font for a unique feel.  Print a different word or a name instead to match the occasion.  So many choices and so many gifts to make!

I think these would also make cute bridesmaid gifts– wish I would’ve thought of this when I got married!   The bridal bag only cost $5.00 to make and that’s because I had to purchase fabric markers.  Now I can make the same project for just $2.50!  What a bargain!

Supplies:
  • canvas bag (mine was $2.50 at Hobby Lobby with the 50% discount)
  • fabric markers or fabric paint (markers I found at Hobby Lobby for $4.99 & then used a 40% off coupon)
  • scissors
  • paper with word or name printed on it
Game Plan:

1. Find a canvas bag that fits the bride or wedding theme.

2. Measure how large you want your word to be, find a font you like, print it out.

I just used regular computer paper, but cardstock would make this project much easier.  Stencils would also make it easier, but I didn’t have any on hand and font choices are limited on stencils.

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3. Cut out the word.

This is a bit time consuming!

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I didn't cut out the insides of the letters, but eyeballed them instead

4. Trace around the word.

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5. Using fabric markers, fill in the word.

This was my first time using fabric markers and I was very pleased with the results.  You could also use fabric paint which I had as a backup.

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6.  When using fabric markers, read the back for directions.  Mine said to set the color by putting it in the dryer on high for 30 minutes.

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7.  Fill your bag with all kinds of goodies, depending on the occasion.  If giving as an engagement present, you may want to include some bridal magazines too!

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The newly engaged Izzy with her soon to be filled bridal bag!

What other inexpensive ideas do you have for bridal gifts?

Thrifty Thursday

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