Spring Tote Bag Tutorial

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I’m looking forward to spring around here, so I’m getting ready with a touch of color here and there. This spring tote bag is perfect for a picnic or a day at the beach. I can’t wait!

It all started with a plain tote bag, a white bandana and a fabulous Mini Tie-Dye Kit from Tulip.  Now I feel like updating lots of plain T-shirts and accessories around here…it was a super easy project!

My tote bag supplies - Tulip Dye

Get Your Neon On!

I used this Tulip Mini Tie-Dye Kit and these neon fabric markers, which can be found exclusively at Michael’s and at i Love to Create.  This kit made it easy to get creative in minutes!

You just add water to the bottles…it’s awesome!  The kit includes gloves and a great set of directions to help you create a ton of tie-dye projects.

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I found a white bandana at my local Michael’s and thought I would really go crazy with some color, but I ended up making it mostly yellow {A beautiful shade of yellow, don’t you think?} with little touches of white where I had the rubber bands.

I plan to go back later and use my cool neon markers, but this will do for now. Smile

Then I took a basic tote bag and started painting on the pink dye right where I wanted it.  I protected my surface with wax paper, but plastic might be better.  Of course, I wore gloves that were included in the kit.

I started at the bottom of the bag and worked my way up gradually getting lighter and lighter.  I love that look!

Make sure to paint the edge of the bag or you’ll have a funny blank spot…no one has time for that!

I just followed the simple directions in the kit and this is what I ended up with…

Spring Tote Bag Tutorial on EverythingEtsy.com

Today was pretty enough to sit outside at one of our favorite spots for lunch..of course I brought my bag along!

These products made my day…I big puffy heart easy-to-use craft supplies!

Here’s a bit more information on Tulip’s neon products…

  • The neon products featured in this post are found exclusively at Michaels, your one-stop shop for neon DIY fashion essentials.
  • Those who don’t live near Michaels can get their favorite neon Tulip products at iLoveToCreate.com.  During the month of February you can get free shipping on neon Tulip products when you use coupon code #NeonFEB at checkout on iLoveToCreate.com (Ends 2/28/2014)

Keep up with the latest products and ideas, visit I Love to Create Blog on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

I hope this inspires you to get creative with neon this spring!

~Kim

*This is a sponsored post, but all my opinions are 100% mine.

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