Friday, May 10, 2013

Personalized Photo Bag

This morning the little men showed up with flowers, a card and a box of candy for me. So sweet! After I relished the moment I panicked as I hadn't taken the time to do anything for their mom. Oops! It had been on my mind but never made it to the top of the list. Not like me, but some seasons are busier then others.  So after I moved it to the do right now list I hit my craft area and started brainstorming.

I had some tote bags and fabric markers and it went from there. I decided to add a picture of the boys to the bag. Trust me it is not as hard as you think!  After you have picked out your picture and edited it. I used Picasa (it's free) to make a collage, frame the photos, add a background and boys names on the pictures. Then I gathered my supplies.
 

Cut a piece of freezer paper to 8x11.  You will then print your picture onto the freezer paper.  (print the picture onto the shiny side.)  Add heat and bond onto the backside of the picture.  Trim the heat and bond if needed.  Then remove the backing and iron the picture onto the bag. 


While I was doing this the boys were playing and I was asking them what they loved most about Mommy.  I picked their best answer and added it to the back of the bag with fabric makers. 


I then traced their hands.  Eli drew in his and Abe wrote his name.  For a last minute project I think this turned out great! 

May your day be filled with joy and contentment!

4 comments:

Rhonda said...

awww,she will love it! I sure would.

Mary Ann said...

That turned out cute! I didn't get Mother's Day gifts done for the little one's moms this year. Oh well!

donna www.merryheartcrafts.com said...

This is awesome! I'm sure it will be something she will treasure. You always have the greatest ideas. Enjoy your day and God bless.

Lisa MarieSpeed said...

That is a great idea!