You, guys! Today is about to get really, really fun.
We're working with Canon USA to make a Dolly Parton bag!!!! Well, actually, you can make any kind of bag you want. It can have a pet, an old family photo, your #MCM, etc… etc… The possibilities are endless, which makes this a KILLER gift idea. You can surprise your bestie or your mom with something completely custom that perfectly fits their vibe.
OK, it's DIY time. You ready?
First things first, you'll need to print your image of choice on a sheet of iron-on transfer paper. If you need a little help resizing your image before printing, I got you covered here. We printed ours on the PIXMA MG7520 photo printer, as iron-on paper can really absorb the ink and make for a faded image. You can really see below how the MG7520 is perfect here to push the values on your prints.
Remember—when you iron on an image, it will be reversed. So if your image has a word on it or needs to NOT be flipped, you need to flip it in Photoshop before you print. :)
(If you want to print this exact same image, you can download it here.)
Step 1: Print your image on iron-on transfer paper. Depending on what you are making, you might need a few prints (I needed 3 for my bag).
Step 2: Cut out each image individually being careful to get a nice clean outline.
Pretty soon you'll have a cute little army!
Step 3: Practice your placement. I decided on a polka dot type patten. You can make yours more dense if you like.
Step 4: Flip each piece over and iron it on.
Step 5: Allow to cool completely. Then, peel the paper off each paper backing, revealing the design!
Ta-da! This project is super simple and FUN. I could do it all day. The most challenging part is finding the perfect image and the perfect bag to iron on to! You don't have to use a bag. I actually wanted to do a dress, but I couldn't find the perfect one, so I improvised. I recommend something that is cotton for best results. Happy DIY-ing!
Credits// Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Elsie Larson and Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.
Love the idea!!!! TY
Amazing! What an absolute babe. Love her! Deinitely going to try this out.
You can use any brand. The one I used is from Target (I think it’s an in-house brand).
Happy crafting! Elsie
love your blog !
what kind of iron on transfer paper do you use?
Such a great idea.Dolly is the queen!
wow this is so fun the possibilities are endless 🙂
and it looks kinda like a large polka dot pattern from far away
*bows down to the queen in bag form!*
This is a great idea! I know what certain people are getting for Christmas this year!!
This is so cute! Endless possibilities with the image too.
believe it or not this half Indian and Jamaican woman right here is a fan of Dolly Parton! I love this DIY! She’s a tough lady with a sweet voice! I think it started with my mom! I’m writing this and thinking with a southern accent. Crazy! That’s what kind of effect this is having on me! lol!
That’s a really neat idea!! Thanks for sharing. Loved your blog so much I shared it in a post on my own blog. Please check it out: http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2015/08/06/7-go-to-fashion-diy-blogs/
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Eeek! Please send me pics!
That would be SO cute!!!
Awesome! It’s a really good printer!
That Dolly collage is now my new wallpaper! Thanks 🙂
Thank you so much!
p.s. I absolutely love your blog! Reading it is the highlight of my day!
I was about to ask where this bag was from then I saw everyone else asking! Its adorable!!!!
Agreed! I like how versatile this DIY can be.
Oh my gosh you guys, this is perfect! I have always wanted that printer, but this is the DIY that pushed it over the edge. Elsie, I hope you rock that around Tennessee! People will LOVE it.
I love this DIY! It’s so unique and pretty. I’ll have to try this one out 😀