Create a Stylish DIY Gift for Mother's Day

This lovely bag is a stylish and practical idea for Mum that's super quick and easy to make. Follow these simple steps for the perfect Mother's Day gift.

Brighten Mum's day with craft by creating a thoughtful gift with CleverPatch. Follow this step-by-step guide and create something special. 

What you’ll need:

Cotton Bag
Fabric Paint
Cotton Filters
• Some scrap paper or cardboard

Step 1 - Prepare your stencil

First things first, it’s time to decide on the design of your bag! We love the simple love heart, but you could choose something more complex. We think the word 'Mum' would look great too.

Cut out your stencil, you can trying testing it by tracing around it on some scrap paper to make sure you are happy with it. Remember, practice makes perfect so don’t be afraid to do a few designs.

Step 2 - Add some colour!

Now you have your stencil, you’re ready to add some colour! Place your stencil onto the cotton bag, once you’re happy with the position stick the stencil down with some tape to make sure it doesn’t move. Insert a scrap piece of paper into the bag so that the colour does not bleed through to the other side.

Pick your paint colours for the bag, we chose three similar colours for a lovely layered effect. Now it’s time to get painting! Use a cotton filter to apply the paint to the bag, make sure to use a fresh filter for each colour you use.

Tip: Pick Mum's favourite colours to make it a gift she will love!

Step 3 - Reveal your creation!

It’s best to wait 24 hours for the paint to dry before you remove the stencil, but if you’re very careful you can do it when it is wet. Once dry you will need to follow the fabric paint instructions for heat setting – this usually involves ironing your design under baking paper to set it. Be sure to have adult assistance for the heat setting! Once heat set – your bag is ready to surprise Mum with on Mother’s day!

Tip: This bag is so versatile! An ideal beach bag, library bag or grocery bag, there are so many options…

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