Saturday, February 2, 2013

Let The Good Times Roll!

I've been just dying to share how to make this cute Mardi Gras bag. What a cute way to keep up with all those beads and throws at the Mardi Gras parades, right? Or, you could use this as a centerpiece for your Mardi Gras decor. It's so easy to make.
The muslin bags are sold in packs of 3 for $7.99 at Walmart. I also picked up a package of inkjet transfer paper while I was there. I paid about $10 for a package with 7 sheets, but have since found packs of 18 sheets for about $14.25 through Amazon.
I used a whole sheet for this transfer. The subway art is my own design, available here in my etsy shop. I set my printer to print in mirror image, then printed the sheet using the highest quality ink setting. Let the ink set up for a few minutes, then iron the transfer right onto the bag. Make sure you follow the directions on the transfer package carefully. You'll need to iron a transfer this size about 2 minutes, then let the transfer cool completely before you try to peek off the backing paper.
 Because I can't resist the urge to bedazzle, I went to the discount jewelry store and picked up a few pieces of purple and green jewelry. I used one to pin on the cute purple scarf, then took the others apart and glued the stones onto the bag using Alene's Fabric glue. Let the glue set up for 24 hours and then, Voila! You are ready to let the good times roll in style! One thing to remember. If you embellish with fabric glue, I would advise that you hand wash your item. Hope you enjoy!