Monday, September 17, 2012

makin' it monday // apple print canvas tote

since we go to the library every flipping day i figured we could use a good book bag. i had just been shoving all the books we check out in my diaper bag but it was getting to be too heavy and cramped. so, we 'made' decorated our own! we had an abundance of apples left over from apple picking (like a month ago. ew.) i used one of those so as not to waste. we are going to go to the farm up the street with the rest and feed the horses! ok back to the project:

you will need a blank canvas bag (i got mine at michael's for $3.99), cardboard stuffed inside the bag, acrylic paint, half of an apple (cut it vertically for the best print) and a fork if little hands are doing the stamping.

make sure to put your cardboard inside the bag first otherwise the paint will go through to the other side. then stick the fork in the apple so small hands can pick it up with ease. simply dip it in some paint and stamp it on the canvas! 

she loved it! 

she started smearing the apple in circles on the bottom of the bag so i helped her finish the top half.

i added little stems and leaves to a few of the apples with sharpie markers.

to cover up some of the smeared part, i found a piece of scrap felt and i used white embroidery thread to hand stitch her name to the bag. 


Sew Chatty

toastie studio


  1. Soooo cute! I can't wait for Abigail to be ready for crafts :)

    1. thanks shannon! it's so much fun...she still needs a lot of help/guidance but she's getting there! :)

  2. Oh what a fantastic idea!!! I will try this with my little one for sure!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Holli xo

    1. no problem, holli. glad you like it :)

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