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Monday, July 12, 2010

{Crafty Cassie} Monogrammed bags

Ever notice that events that require your presence, and a present (birthdays, housewarming parties, anniversaries, baby showers), always seem to come in clumps?! can have a few months of dry spell, then need 5 gifts in two weeks.

Since I don't like to do things the easy way, I prefer to create gifts when I'm not lazy I can. Some very sweet, little people in my life had birthdays earlier this summer. I knew they'd get plenty of toys and clothes, so I opted for something personal. Because let's face it, a trip to Target for three toys would run $60-$80 (plus the $100 you'll spend on the stuff you're hypnotized by while you're there!)

I found all the supplies for cute backpacks and a tote bag at Jo Ann's Fabric. And 30 minutes later, I'd turned this:


Into this:


And this:


Into these:


Well, actually, I started with two blank ones...not one like the picture indicates. I'm good, but not that good!

I'm not going to insult you by walking you through the How-To...just follow the instructions for the iron-on decals. The tote bag is canvas, so there were no issues with the heat of the iron. The backpacks, however, are some man-made fakey material, so I did have to be more careful about how long I kept the iron on them.

(Um, June, if you happen to be reading this post...yes, EMM and HCM are your cutie-pies. Yes, her birthday was in May. No, I have not mailed them to you yet!) Hey, I'm just crafty...not punctual!

The backpacks totaled $6 each, and the tote was $8. I added some books and trinkets, and I think they turned out pretty cute! And hopefully the recipients feel special and loved!!

1 comment:

  1. THESE ARE ADORABLE!!!!!! You need to start charging for stuff like this!!!! :) xo


Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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