Hey y’all! I have a special post coming at you today. I am linking up with Cara at Cara’s Crafts ‘n Cookin’s to share our first ever Pinterest Party! Cara and I went to high school together and reconnected over our blogs and love of crafting!
We each came up with a DIY project and bought the materials for two. The theme was Valentine’s Day.
I decided it would be fun to make a cute heart tote and she wanted to incorporate her craftiness and cooking so we did cute mason jars filled with chocolate covered pretzels.
We had the best time! We literally crafted all night.
So, my craft was a heart tote and I am going to go through the steps with you.
First, gather your supplies. You will need: a canvas tote from the craft store ($2.99), paint colors of your choice [I already had some but I bought some more pinks so let’s say I spent $3], fabric paint medium ($1.99) freezer paper or cardboard [this depends on how you decide to do your project; I had some freezer paper on hand but it $2 a roll], pencils [with good erasers] and ribbon for embellishment [this item is optional].
The first thing you want to do is decide what kind of design you want. Cara decided that she want to outline the heart with multicolored dots and I decided to do the shape of a heart and do onmbre style dots.
With the outline, you just cut out a heart shape with some cardboard [Cara used an old pizza box lid]. For the heart shape, I drew a heart onto the freezer paper [waxy side down] and cut the shape out with an Exact-O knife.
The next step is to start painting! Before you do, you want to make the acrylic paint into a fabric safe paint.
You just need to mix two parts paint to one part medium!
For the painting, you dip the eraser end of a pencil into the color you want and start making dots.
Once you are satisfied with your dots, you can add words or initials to your tote if you want. I decided to add my name and Cara decided to do a “J” for her last initial. For this step, you just print out a basic font that you like [the simpler, the better] and trace onto the freezer paper [waxy side down] and then cut it out with an Exact-O knife.
Once you place the freezer paper where you want to paint, fill in the spaces with paint using a paint brush. Be sure to remove the freezer paper before the paint is completely dry.
Painting these bags was so easy and fun to do.
Once we finished painting, we ran upstairs and made over the top bows to attach to our bags!
Here are the final projects!
Here is Cara posing with her cute tote.
And here is my bag! I love it ;D
After we finished the bags, we started on Cara’s project.
Here is a sneak peak of my finished product!
For instructions on these cute jars, jump over to Cara’s Pinterest Party link up!