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Whimsical Totebag {teacher appreciation}

teacher appreciation face bag ella
Hello there Skip to my Lou-ers!!
I’m Jen from Tatertots and Jello and I am SO excited to be here. I adore Cindy and I love following Skip to My Lou for the awesome ideas and creativity!!
jennifer i heart faces profile
Today I would LOVE to share a fun little Teacher Appreciation craft with you!!
I recently saw some cute pillows on Freshly Picked and thought they were so funny and whimsical.
freshly picked his and hers pillows
{Freshly Picked}
I thought I would take that concept and make some tote bags for my kids’ teachers this year.
teacher appreciation totes two
I designed the face on my Silhouette machine and printed it off using heat transfer material. If you do this, remember to mirror your image before you print it out.
before ironing on the heat transfer
Once the image was printed out, I took off the excess heat transfer tape, leaving only the images I wanted to use. Then I ironed the image onto plain tote bags. I found a four pack of tote bags at Hobby Lobby for $6.99. So each tote bag is less than $2. Such a good deal!!
hobby lobby bags
My kids had a great time designing the tote bags with me. They think the bags are so funny! We thought it was cute to have the apples popping up from the bottom of the bag.
teacher appreciation tote blue
teacher appreciation totes on an angle
So now I have a fun bag that their teachers can use as a beach bag or to carry things in.
Plus, I am going to fill the bag with some goodies, depending on what the teacher likes.
Some ideas that would be fun are a beach towel and some flip flops. Or even a gift certificate to their favorite store or restaurant.
girls with teacher appreciation totes
Now if you want to make this and don’t have a craft cutter like Silhouette, there are two other ways you can make these totes. The first is use heat transfer material and trace the image on with a pencil and cut it out. The second is you can paint the face and name on your bag —  use some paint medium along with regular craft paint.
deco art painting medium
Thanks for letting me come by Cindy!!!
I love this Teacher Appreciation Series – so many fun ideas!!

xoxo
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