So I missed teacher appreciation day. Well, I didn’t exactly miss it, I pinned all kinds of ideas but they never made it to reality. That day I was browsing Pick Your Plum and stumbled upon some beautiful canvas color-block tote bags. I immediately bought 2 for a ridiculously low price and knew these would be perfect end of the year teacher gifts. I created these monogrammed tote bags for two very special and deserving teachers. This post contains affiliate links
You can pick up a very similar tote here and create your own monogrammed tote bag.
To personalize these gifts I turned to my trusty Silhouette. I recently tried my hand at freezer paper stenciling and loved it. Take a look at the burlap canvas I created last week. I used the same technique on one of these bags.
Tips for using freezer paper to create a monogrammed tote bag
- Mirror your image before cutting it.
- Place the freezer paper shiny side up on your mat.
- Iron it shiny side down onto your fabric (pre-washed).
I used a silver paint mixed with a fabric medium and dabbed it on with a sponge brush.
For this monogram, I used an image I liked and used the trace feature in my Silhouette software to cut it. This is a great feature that allows you to cut just about any image you find.
This was Little Lady’s first year of Preschool; a 2-3 year old program at the Y. She had 2 amazing teachers that deserve way more than a cute tote bag. They manage to wrangle, entertain, and teach 9 little ones on a regular basis. I hope we can convey how much they mean to Little Lady and I.
What do you do for your teachers at the end of the year? I have many more years to go so I could use some more ideas.
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