“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
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.

  • This is so cute! I hate to be one of these people, but I’ve been creating free printables over on my blog, thegoodmode.wordpress.com. I am willing to make any customised free printables so check it out and shoot me an email 🙂

  • I LOL on this one. You have a sense of humor like my grandson. He was shopping with his parents and said “No one look I’m going to take a Leek!” HA ha ha… I will have to make this for his mom.

  • haha this is so adorable…as always you have such great DIY ideas that are super easy and super cheap.


  • This bag is so cute and funny! What a great way to dress up a plain white tote!

  • Such a cute idea! What if you swapped leather for those straps!! That would be adorable.

    Xx Taylor

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  • My kid would find it hysterical as his name is Kael and people always spell it as the vegetable. He hates it so much so that he introduces himself as “I’m Kael, K-A-E-L, as in an Old Irish name, not K-A-L-E, the leafy green vegetable”.

  • love the puns!! will be making these for my mums shopping, always buying those bags at the stores!!xx

    Erika | Just That DIY

  • Oh my goodness, I am so making this!

    Analog House

  • I love your humor! I was thinking of ways to raise funds for charities. I think some of these adorable DIY grocery bags will do the trick! Thanks so much for the ideas!

  • Ooh I love the squiggle edges on the ‘KALE’! This is a fun project and I love food related puns!

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  • This is adorable! I’ve seen printed bags like this, but I love the use of the felt for the texture. So awesome!

    xx Jill

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  • This is so cute! As a kale lover I must create this! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  • This is really cute! I love the idea of using felt to dress up a tote bag. Easy, but such a fun, bold effect.

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