“Oh Kale No!” Shopping Bag

Love this! %22Oh Kale No!%22 shopping bag DIY (click through for tutorial)      I used to bring my own grocery bags to the store with me all the time (yay!!) until I got too lazy and couldn't remember to either put them back in the car once unpacking them or actually take them inside the store to begin with (boo!!). I've been feeling a bit guilty about it lately, so I'm going to try and get back to the whole reusable bag thing…and what's the most motivating way to remember to take my bag in? Why, make an adorable bag of course! Puns count for extra points as well…

Love this! %22Oh Kale No!%22 shopping bag DIY (click through for tutorial)Supplies:
wool felt (I used the mineral and hot pink colors.)
plain canvas bag
-fabric scissors
-fabric glue

Love this! %22Oh Kale No!%22 shopping bag DIY (click through for tutorial)      For this design, I just traced and then cut out letters that are about 3-4" tall. If you don't feel confident free handing your own letters, just find a bold font you like on your computer and print out the copy so you can use that as a guide to trace onto the felt with a marker. Just make wavy lines instead of straight ones for the "kale" letters.

Love this! %22Oh Kale No!%22 shopping bag DIY (click through for tutorial)      On the back of each letter, add a thin layer of fabric glue that goes almost to the edge. Leave a little room from the edges so that the glue can smush out a bit when you press it down without leaking out the sides. Press each letter in place and let the glue totally dry.

Love this! %22Oh Kale No!%22 shopping bag DIY (click through for tutorial)      See? How easy was that?? Now you're ready to go shopping!

Love this! %22Oh Kale No!%22 shopping bag DIY (click through for tutorial)    Too cute! Since I probably won't be able to fit my bigger grocery runs into this one bag, I'll probably make a few more bags to take along with me. It's a good thing these are so quick to make! Hmm, let's see, what other puns can I do? Beet it? I love you berry much?? Give peas a chance??? Looks like I've got some work to do! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.