Make it Personal

Re-purpose a canvas bag and make it personal!

Last year I received a really nice, large and sturdy canvas bag from a event I attended.

While I really do appreciate all the sponsor’s named on that bag…

I knew I use it more if I made it personal.

With Joy Iron-on Embroidered letters personalizing it was a snap…

choosing from the large variety of colors and fonts available wasn’t quite as easy.

Step one…  Remove the sponsor’s iron-on transfer logo with a

XYRON Adhesive Eraser (*affiliate link).

While this may not work for every type of bag, it worked great on this one.

Making it Personal…

  • Set dry iron to cotton setting.
  • Surface of fabric to which letters are to applied should be clean.
  • Cover Letters with a lightweight or sheer pressing cloth.
  • Using firm pressure, iron over letters for 30 seconds.
  • Turn item over, iron on back for 30 seconds.
  • Allow to cool before handling.

Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters are available in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors. White letters can also be colored with dye, paint, markers and more to create custom colors!

“Make it Personal”  was created for and sponsored by Joy SA.

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Crafting with Kids: Serenity’s Craft Bag

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When it comes to craft supplies for some reason people tend to refer to me.

So when I heard that my 5 year old niece was looking for beads and craft supplies for her

birthday, I jumped all over that one.

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I had a small 8″ x 8″ canvas bag from Canvas Corps and iron-on letters from Creating with Joy.

Who doesn’t like a personalized bag, to let everyone know just who’s bag it is?

I filled Serenity’s bag with a divided container full of beads and gave her paintbrushes,

pom poms, craft stems and pink scissors.  (Things a typical 5 year old might need.)

True story…

Sad Nick Face

One Sunday, my 5 year old grandson, said to me, “Grandma, let’s do a project.”

I looked him straight in the eyes and said…

“Do I look like the kind of Grandma that does projects?”

He gave me the saddest look, not knowing what to say.

Happy Nick Face

When his mom started laughing, a big smile emerged.

I can’t remember if we did a project or not.