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Personalized Tote Bags

These personalized tote bags were posted for Making the World Cuter by Kassi, our crafty friend of Truly Lovely

Hi there lovelies! Kassi here with another crafty tutorial!!!
I don’t know about you, but I carry some sort of tote, purse, or other bag with me pretty much at all times…SO when I got married last July I figured a fun tote bag would make a great gift for my bridesmaids!A personalized tote bag with a few zebra print accents were just the thing! 😉

Bridesmaid Gift Bags

personalized tote bags

I started with plain black tote bags
(I got mine in packages of three from Hobby Lobby).
Then I used my Silhouette SD to cut each girls’ name out of vinyl to make the stencil.
I just cut around and then peeled the names off the vinyl sheet and stuck each one in the center of a tote.
Make sure you get all those random little middle pieces too. You know the center of an a or an o, to make sure the letters show up well.

Once they were stuck on and smoothed out, I used a small paint brush to fill in the stencil with white paint.

painting a tote bag

I decided on the black and white zebra theme with their bags because I figured that might be something they’d be more likely to use over again than the wedding colors. That’s also the reason I didn’t add “Bridesmaid” or anything more specific than their name. I like to give gifts that can be used over and over!
Once their names were dry (it took a few coats of the white paint to get it bright enough on the black background), I hot glued a zebra ribbon around the top of each tote.
A couple fabric rosettes made from zebra print of course, then hot glued on added the finishing touch! Here’s an easy fabric rosette tutorial, FYI.

A personalized tote!

Once the bags were all finished I stuff them with other handmade goodies including a fleece blanket in a specific fabric chosen for each girl and some jewelry boxed in handmade gift boxes!

On the morning of my wedding I presented a fun gift to each of my sweet friends, handmade by me! :)

Handmade bridesmaid gift

Happy Crafting lovelies!!!
Now It’s Your Turn!
What did you or do you plan to give as bridesmaid gifts at YOUR wedding??? I’d love to hear all about them!!

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Tiffany is a stay at home mom to four ridiculously cute kids and wife to one smoking hot Mc Dreamy lookalike. She loves remodeling, chocolate chip cookies and sunshine. She is the founder of Making the World Cuter, a site committed to doing just what the title states; Making the world cuter, one kid, DIY, yummy treat or crafty thing at a time.

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      I’m sure it would! Might even spice them up a little with the added sparkle! :) Thanks for the comment today girl!