I obviously have pretty letters on the brain. I bought these cute mini totes at Michaels the other day and stashed them away just for this type of project. These DIY mini monogrammed tote bags are perfect for this time of year. As you visit your friends and family over the holidays, wouldn’t this little tote filled with flowers (or any fun gift) be a cute hostess gift? Your hostess will feel so special knowing you made this especially for her. I know I would. You really don’t have to go too crazy on the letters. I keep going back to these free laurels and flowers from Angie Makes. I love that they are black and white and in .png format (the white space in each image is transparent). You can download them and create your monograms in any graphic software. Since I already had Silhouette Studio (and there is a free version), I used it for this project. Want to make your own?
- Silhouette Studio
- Mini totes (I got mine at Michaels)
- Iron-on Transfer Sheets (for light colored material)
- Favorite font – I used Sunn which is free! Yay!
- In Silhouette Studio (or your graphic software), open your images
- Use the text tool and select your font for the monograms
- Place your flowers and laurels on each of your letters
- Flip them, so when you iron them on, they will appear correctly
- Print your monograms on your iron-on transfer sheets
- Follow the instructions that came with your transfer sheets to ensure a successful image transfer
So you now have some sweet monogrammed totes you can give your friends (Friendsgiving) and family (Thanksgiving). Which flowers did you use?