Sunday, July 10, 2011

Altered Tote Bag

I can't wait until these new Spellbinders Die Templates start shipping!  I'm excited to see what everyone else creates with these amazing new dies!  It's really not fair that I get to have all the fun right?  I played some more with them this weekend so I thought I would share what I made. 

I found this SUPER cute pink canvas tote bag at Hobby Lobby back in February. It was in the after Valentine's Clearance section for 80% off.  This is my favorite time to go browse for crafty alterables because I can find things for a dollar or less. Awesome stuff! 

Since I'm such a nut for dimension and texture... I have been playing a lot lately with the funky foam you can buy at any craft store.  The die templates cut through it like butter and its thick and colorful and you can even get it already glittered.  When I cut the Spiral Blossom Two flowers out to decorate this tote with I used the funky foam that comes backed with adhesive.  This made it SUPER EASY to wind the Blossoms and not worry about glue.  Once I created the flowers in the colors I wanted I just hand-sewed them onto the bag. I also added some green trim and clear bling for added details.  Along with the buttons and baker's twine.

What do you think?  Super fun right?  I'm totally excited for my girls to see it.  They are at their Dad's house this weekend but will be home tomorrow.  They have been waiting to see what I was going to do with this tote bag.  LOL  I think they will like it! 


  1. Oh so fun! Can you buy dies directly from Spellbinders? Only shop close to me is Hobby Lobby and they don't add new dies @ mine.
    I saw some felt bags in the Valentine isle, but not with the loops. Would ya believe I thought about getting some, but talked myself out because couldn't think of what I'd do with it. (Have so much stuff really asking myself questions like what are ya gonna do with that-who ya gonna give that to) Anyhoo great job! Ya know all girls will want one now!!!

  2. Shanna - it's wonderful, your girls will LOVE it!

  3. Shanna! This is super cool! Love the fun colors... the flowers look so pretty!

  4. Love the decorated bag you made! Can't wait to be able to order some new dies!

  5. very cute way to dress it up, I guess I need to be checking out the clearance racks after the holidays :)

  6. that is beautiful!! i love it!!