Friday, May 20, 2016

Notebook Paper Inspired Teacher Appreciation Book Bag

May is Teacher Appreciation Month, so I have created this cute book bag inspired by notebook paper for that special teacher!

Shout-out to Mrs. Hillary at Burns Middle School in Brandon, Florida!






Start with a plain canvas tote bag - mine is 16" square from Canvas Corp Brands.





Measure and draw horizontal lines across the width with a pencil - I started 3" from the top with the lines in 1" increments.



Mark two vertical margin lines at 1/4" apart, 2" in from the left side. To make the binder holes on the left, draw a small circle at the first line, a middle line and the last line.



Trace over all the pencil marks with fine-point permanent markers - red for the margin lines, blue for the writing lines, and black for the binder holes. 




Spell out your favorite teacher's name with Joy iron-on embroidered letters. Iron them on according to the package directions. I like to use a flat craft iron without steam holes for better adhesion.


Fill your Teacher Appreciation Book Bag with great BOOKS (of course) and give it to that special teacher!


Be sure to check out my Instagram for even more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth

6 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely idea , fantastic piece, love it. Tracy x

Nancy Gaines said...

I love this idea, Beth! It's so cute! 😍

Nancy Gaines said...

I love this idea, Beth! It's so cute! 😍

Carol said...

Love this!!!

Ilana Polakiewicz said...

Super interesting and creative. I love it! xx Ilana.

Connie Mercer said...

Very clever and so cute :)