Quick and Easy Make Up Bag Make-Over

It’s the little things in life that make me happy…

I was packing and getting ready for my last trip when I noticed how dingy my make up bag

was.  Yuck!   It was time for a change.  (My make up needed a make-over.)

Looking around, I found this cute little pink ticking canvas bag from Canvas Corp Brands.

The bag was the perfect size, but kind of simple.  It needed a little make-over, too.

To add a little extra personality, I used iron-on letters from Joy with lace and buttons.

I glued the lace trim and buttons on my bag using Beacon Fabri-Tac Adhesive*.

A very quick and easy project to do and now my makeup bag is “BEAUTIFUL”.

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A cute and easy make-over done in minutes.   (If only getting ready was that easy!)

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“I’d rather be thrifting” bag

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My daughter is an expert at shopping the thrift stores

and finding a great deal… 

When she asked me to make her a tote bag similar to the ones she’d seen online.

I knew exactly where to start.  I used a large canvas bag from Canvas Corp Brands

and ironed on a fun saying using Joy® embroidered letters.

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It’s quick and easy – just preheat your iron to the cotton setting, then remove the paper liner

on back of each letter (exposing the temporary adhesive) and press into place on your tote bag

to spell out your quote. Cover the letters with a cotton cloth and iron for about 30 seconds.

I ironed it again from the back of the fabric for another 30 seconds.

bag close up

Fast, Quick, Personalized and Ready to Go!

We’re thinking of adding “take me to a flea market” on the other side.


This project was created and sponsored by Joy SA.