Monday, August 12, 2013

Kidding Around Series - Girls' Swim Bag

Woohoo our new series "Kidding Around" kicks off today - so exciting!!!

Today I'm going to share the easiest and quickest project ever! Okay maybe not "ever".. but pretty close!

This project was a great collaboration between my 5 year old and myself. 
She desperately needed a new swim bag as her old plastic Dora one was literally held together by a few threads. And the fact that she is nearly 6 and Dora is sooooo 3 years ago, she wanted to choose something more her own style.

A trip to Spotlight was in order and she chose all the components (I had another idea in my head but this time I let her have artistic reign).

What you need for your very own bag:
Stencil, fabric pens and a bag 
(we chose a calico craft bag for approx $6)
The whole project cost about $17.

 I placed a sheet of thick cardboard into the bag first just in case the pen came through the fabric, which it didn't, much to my surprise! 
Position the stencil where you want to draw, I didnt measure, which I think you probably should do.
Once you have drawn your design on using the fabric markers, iron the bag to set the ink.
Simple as that!

I love it and Payton is thrilled with her new bag.


I only drew one flower onto the back of the bag, so it wasn't too plain.

 Payton has it all packed and ready for her next swim class!
I think she is more excited about her bag than actually swimming!

Don't forget to join us next week for the next installment of our fun new series..

Take care

 xxx
 
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26 comments:

  1. Fun project Nat! I love the flowers and using the markers does make it so easy!

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    1. Thanks hun - I couldnt believe how easy it was. Now I need to do one for Gabe - but boyish of course.

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  2. I LOVE that stencil! How cute! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thanks Marci - its a cute stencil - I can picture curtains using that design xxx

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  3. I think this is such a fun project and I love the stencil and fabric markers so you can personalize it however you want!!

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    1. I know!!! I love how easy it was, thanks hun xxx

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  4. How cool that she designed it herself!! Very cute and wow, how easy!

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    1. Oh Amy I had visions of a cute swim bag and was picking out pretty fabric to sew on the bag - but she was having none of that lol xxx

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  5. I need to get me some stencils Nat you did a brilliant job, I'm sure Payton loves it.

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    1. I was worried the stencil was too flimsy and I would go out the lines - but it sat really well on the fabric - I need a boyish one now.xxx

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  6. That's a lovely project, Natalie!Wow! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Emily.. I'm pretty impressed it turned out so well xxx

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  8. That is the cutest swim bag, Nat!! I'm thinking I could make an adorable diaper bag as a gift with some fun stencils;) Such a great share and awesome kick off to our new series!!!

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  9. What a fun and simple project. I just bought some a small makeup bag at Target that i planned to paint. Using markers and stencil seems to be much easier though.

    I’d love it if you would share this at my “That’s My Style” Link party this Friday!

    http://www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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    1. Thanks Carla - I'm a little late - but will link up.

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  10. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-29/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
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    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

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  11. Love your blog!New follower, hoping you'll follow back :)
    http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love that you used fabric pens and a stencil! An easy fix for a clean and bright design. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. Thanks Deneen - it is a clean design isn't - my five year old knew what she wanted! xx Nat

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