Make a Fun Summer Tote Bag [for the kids] + a giveaway!

Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl!

It’s an exciting day! I’m joining with the wonderful Spellbloggers so give away THREE Platinum machines (at the end of the post!)! Usually I use my Spellbinders Platinum 6 to make home decor pieces, but this month I’m veering away from my usual home renos to bring you a quick summer project for my kids :) I don’t know if I’ve ever made anything that they’ve loved as much as this Summer Tote Bag. It may follow us everywhere, lol.

Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl!

*This post and giveaway was sponsored by Spellbinders. As always, opinions are 100% my own. For more information, please read my disclosure policy*

I found this tote bag and knew my kids would love it! They carry bags everywhere – three at a time. The bigger the better. Lol. But I wanted to dress it up a bit and make it more their style :)

Here’s everything you need to finish this project: 

A Canvas Bag
Platinum 6 machine
Tropics Wild & Free Die Cuts
Pink Heat Transfer Vinyl
Iron

Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl!

I love these summer Tropics Wild & Free Die Cuts! Is there anything that says summer better than flamingos, pineapples, and palm leaves? I don’t think so!

Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl!

I put the die cuts through my Platinum 6 machine, with Pink Heat Transfer Vinyl underneath.

Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl! Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl!

Heat transfer vinyl has two layers: the vinyl and the protective clear layer. After a couple of times, I learned that the machine would easily cut through the top layer, but sometimes didn’t quite cut the corners of the bottom layer. So make sure to put your vinyl through with the protective shiny layer down. That way if it only cuts easily through the top layer, you can remove that layer and keep the clear layer on, which will only protect the vinyl more from your iron.

Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl! Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl!

Place your vinyl pieces wherever you want them, and iron them on using the no-steam setting on your iron. You just need to hold the iron in place for about 10 seconds over each piece.

Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl!

Once the pieces are set, you can easily peel off the protective layer and you’re done!

Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl!

THIS VIDEO is from a different project, but it shows exactly how easy it is to use heat transfer vinyl for a project!

Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl! Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl! Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl!

We’re all ready for the beach! Are you?

Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl! Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl!

Enter to win here you own machine: 

Don’t forget to check out these other great Spellblogger blogs and see what they made with their Platinum machines!

All For the Memories
Inklipse
Love Create Celebrate
Scrap-Escape
Mine For The Making
Tinsel and Wheat
Houseful of Handmade
Jazzy Paper
Decor8YourLife

If you want to check out a couple more Spellbinders projects, you might like these:

Wooden Magnets

Modern Wreath

A beautiful modern hoop wreath for Canada Day! Using a simple embroidery hoop and balsa wood maple leaves, you can celebrate the birthday of Canada in style! Love the red, white, and black!

Fun personalized summer tote bag! Make it for yourself or your kids and head to the beach this summer in style. Easy to make with iron-on vinyl!

43 thoughts on “Make a Fun Summer Tote Bag [for the kids] + a giveaway!

  1. Super cute and so cool! I have never heard of this technique! Looks so easy! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Christine Johnson

  2. Hiya! This is Sandi,Decor8yourlife, your fellow BlogHopper! I just love your projects! What a fun idea to use your dies to decorate your totes! I love it! Crafty Hugs, Sandi

  3. I haven’t used the vinyl but it seems to do
    a great job. Have to try this.
    Wonderful tote bag.
    thanks for sharing.

  4. Omgee I just love Flamingos and summer themed projects. I just love this bag!!! We need a Flamingo emoji right. Lol. Thank you for sharing your project with us. Thanks Spellbinders for this Amazing Giveaway

  5. How cute is she with her fancy bag :D . Love this! Had no idea you could do vinyl cutting with this little machine. I entered the giveaway – pick me please!

  6. Wow! These are so so cute, and the TIPS are very creative. I don’t have (meaning can’t afford them)any of these machines, which I would LOVE TO have them. These are just too cute

  7. What a cute fun looking project. I have never tried heat transfer vinyl before. Love the cute die cuts you used to decorate your bag. Tfs. Sue (msmartinigirl1) on you Tube

  8. Super cute tote! Never thought about using my spellbinders dies that way. I’ll have to try it out soon. TFS!

  9. What a great idea. I just love the tote. Those die cuts are just too cute. Thank you for sharing!!! Carolyn

  10. “Tote”-ally awesome! I love how Spellbinders products make it so easy to beautify our lives! I am in love with this fun and easy to make tote! TFS!

  11. FABULOUS beach bag!
    LOVE your pretty pink embellishments and appreciate your tutorial! Not used vinyl before and feel TOTALLY INSPIRED => Thank You :)

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