DIY Mother's Day Tote Bag
May 6, 2014
The countdown is on for showering your mothers, mother-in-laws and besties with wee little babes with love. Read five days and counting and we have just the thing. A tote as cute as they come perfect for filling up with flowers and other such mother approved goodies. You can whip these up faster than you can say I love you mom. Well maybe not that fast but you get the hint.
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MaterialsCanvas tote bag
Iron transfer paper
“Best Mom Ever” illustration


step-1Download and print the “Best Mom Ever” illustration onto an 8.5"x11" piece of iron transfer paper (according to package instructions). Be sure to reverse the image in the printer dialog when printing.

step-2Cut out the illustration, removing as much of the excess white space as possible.

step-3Iron the tote bag to remove any wrinkles. Empty the iron of water and turn off the steam. Place the illustration face down in the center of the tote bag and cover with a thin dishtowel.

step-4Press the iron over the dishtowel-covered illustration for 30 seconds at a time until the image is attached to the tote. Let cool and gently peel up a corner of the backing to make sure the image is in place. If some peels up with the backing, just replace the backing and press it with iron for a few more seconds.

step-5 Remove the backing and fill the tote with some of your mom’s favorite goodies.

Photography: Ruth Eileen