DIY Dolly Parton Bag!

Dolly Parton bag DIY!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? 

Printing iron-ons for a Dolly Parton bag!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.) 

1Step 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). 

2Step 2: Cut out each image individually being careful to get a nice clean outline. 

3Pretty soon you'll have a cute little army! 

4Step 3: Practice your placement. I decided on a polka dot type patten. You can make yours more dense if you like. 

55Step 4: Flip each piece over and iron it on. 

7Step 5: Allow to cool completely. Then, peel the paper off each paper backing, revealing the design! 

Dolly Parton bag DIY! 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! 

xx. Elsie 

Credits// Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Elsie Larson and Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions

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