DIY Quote Tote

Posted by Meghan Quinones

There are so many good quotes on Pinterest. I even decided to create an entire board devoted just to quotes that I find catchy, clever, and relatable! One of the quotes I pinned had my name written all over it. It said "More ideas than time". How true is this, crafters? I know for me, I always seem to be in the middle of one project, while my mind is already coming up with two more project ideas! Man, if there were only 48 hours in one day...

Once I landed on the quote I wanted to use, I figured I would add it to a canvas tote and use it as a work bag. You can never have too many work bags in my opinion, especially one that defines your life! To get my image onto my bag, I used Ink Effects. With this product, all you need to do is paint over your design (or quote) with Ink Effects, let the paint dry, and iron it onto your canvas! Yep, it really is that easy! I'm going to show you how magical this ink really is!

Here's what you'll need:

Let's get crafty!

Lay paper around the center of your bag where your quote will be.

Use your spray to add a layer of ink base where your design is going to go. Make sure you spray an even layer.

Pick your favorite quote and print it out. Make sure you flip your design horizontal. You want your design to be correct when you flip it against your fabric when you go to iron it on. Begin going over your letters with your Ink Effects. You want to fully cover each letter.

Continue painting over all of your letters until all of them have been painted. Let your paint fully dry. I added a second coat of paint over my letters.

Once your paint is dry, you are going to place your design face down on your tote. Slide a piece of paper inside your tote to protect any of the ink from seeping through. Set your iron to the temperature on the back of the Ink Effects bottle. Begin running your iron over your design for about 3 minutes. Slowly remove your paper and you will see your design on your tote!

You could also use Ink Effects as an image transfer. I went ahead and added fabric paint over my Ink Effects quote for a totally different look!