Tote bag DIY + a giveaway sure to make you celebrate!
I’m terrible at keeping secrets. We always have announcements and new things we’re keeping under wraps and I’m the worst for sneak peaks (and nagging Fernanda to up our deadlines). I’m a nightmare during the holidays. One time Justin and I celebrated Christmas two weeks early because I couldn’t handle it. ANYWAYS, we’ve had this one buzzing around our busy little brains since we met some mega-talented babes at ReBash in April, and I am so SO excited to announce we are officially hosting our first GIVEAWAY!
Cue the confetti, because this is my all time fave post ever.
First, we’re sharing how easy it is to DIY your own tote bags, because every girl needs to know how to do this. No more dropping $30 on a canvas tote at the farmer’s market because it says “turnip for what?” and that makes you laugh like nobody’s – especially your boyfriend’s – business. Just saying.
All you need is a canvas tote, a Cricut, and some iron on material.
Excuse the insanity of the photo above. We had a really busy blog day. Things are crazy around here. Justin has threatened to move out. And yes Finn is on the table. I have no control over my life anymore.
First, design your image and print on to your iron on material. Make sure to mirror your image before cutting, and to stick the shiny side down on your mat. Both of these mistakes come from experience. Loud, angry, creative cursing experience.
While your machine is cutting, iron out your tote bag. Place your image down on the bag and iron over it (on high heat) for about 30 seconds. Think of it as a really big, hot temporary tattoo. Then flip over the tote and iron over the back of the material. Let it completely cool before gently peeling the backing away. Any little slip ups can be ironed down afterwards, so no worries if you missed a spot!
And that’s all there is to it. I know. So easy. Those farmer’s market vendors won’t fool me anymore. But of course not everybody has a Cricut, or the iron skills I have. We understand. And so enter the Party Girl giveaway, where we want to give you a chance to take home this super cute tote PLUS some unbelievably cool swag inside.
The Party Girl is all about celebrating the everyday, so think of this giveaway as our way to give YOU a little party. This “Totes Adorbs” tote comes full with a champagne bottle piñata for a little personal celebrating, a confetti popper (for the some reason, obvs), a 12 pack of our gold glitter cupcake toppers, and salted caramels (because it’s not a party without real treats, after all).
You can enter the contest on Instagram and it’s super easy! Make sure you follow us on Instagram (@bythepartygirl) and post a photo with the hashtag #everydaypartygirl showing us how you celebrate everyday moments. (The fine print: you have to live in North America. That seems fair.)