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Kids Project — make an easy Summertime Chevron (zig zag)Tote!

Last week I had the opportunity of participating in the I Love to Create Live event.
{My segment begins at about 1:30 into the show}
It was so much fun!
There were a few guest designers that were sent the same I Love To Create products, and then we each made something with those products.
Here is a picture of the cool products that they sent me:

Since it was my daughter Hannah’s birthday the day of the show, I decided to make her a Summertime tote for her birthday. Her favorite color is yellow. I stenciled a Chevron pattern on a Hobby Lobby $2 tote and then I also stenciled her name on the tote.
I Love To Create also sent me some beautiful gold glitter paint so I painted the Chevrons in yellow and added some gold glitter over the top.
{This is the same stencil that I used on my Chevron Rug}
Then I used Mr. Tacky Glue to glue on the gems for a little sun at the top.
And I also used Mr. tacky to glue on some hot pink ric rack to the top of the bag.
 Now Hannah has a bag she can take to the pool or to the library this summer and tote around her summertime items. She really loved it!! I think I’m going to make a different tote for each of my kids to use this summer, with each of their favorite colors! 

This is a quick and easy project — you can do it in about 20 minutes (plus drying time). 
Your kids would probably love to design and paint their own totes for the summer!!

Thank you to the I Love To Create team for letting me be a part of such a fun day. I loved seeing all of the different things that the designers made with the same products!!!
Be sure to check out the I Love To Create site for great giveaways all the time!!


  1. Jenny @ Embellishing Life says:

    Such a cute tote, Jen! I'd love it if you could come link up with me :)

  2. What a cute bag! I can tell your daughter loves it and I am sure that you will start getting orders to make more!
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog…you are always too kind!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    A cute bag, and a cute girl! She looks so pleased. Love the yellow!! I like that you added the little jewels as an embellishment.

  4. Super cute bag Jen! Love your super cute model too! You always share the nicest things with us! xxoo

  5. Adrian says:

    I have a few extra totes, this is PERFECT! My daughter would love decorating her own and I really love the idea for summer library time. Thanks for the share!

  6. Amy @ dwell in the season says:

    Adorable! What a cute idea. I'm thinking of doing one for myself for summer, or for a new teacher bag next year! :)

  7. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    Oh how cute…she must have just loved it! I'm sure the added bling didn't hurt…girls all like bling!

  8. Very cute. I love the bright colors and the gems.

  9. Jen-CraftOManiac says:

    Darling, and colorful and cheerful. So cute, well done. Winks-jen

  10. Super cute idea. I love this tote.


  11. That is VERY cute!!! :)

  12. Tar'Lese @ HelpMeCreateIt.com says:

    Thank you SO much for being a part of out Let's Create Live event!! Your tote was AMAZING :) You rock!!

  13. how cute is that,,, cute little girl also,, thanks for sharing this,

  14. Drew and Brandi says:

    I just received a tote, perfect timing for this idea! Thanks for sharing!


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