SEE LARK! | Easy DIY: Monogrammed Tote Bag

My little guy started daycare earlier this month.  Along with the trauma of a first-time mother leaving her child in the care of others, there was also the need to pack necessities (e.g., diapers, bottles, spare clothes) on a daily  basis.  I wanted a tote bag that would read “boy” and be easy to distinguish from all the other baby bags, but I also wanted something true to my aesthetic.  Tired of seeing so many personalized Nantucket / Martha’s Vineyard style tote bags in Times New Roman font, I decided to create my own personalized “edgy” tote bag.  Given that I rarely have free time for projects, this one was a real quick DIY…like five minutes quick.

SEE LARK! | Easy DIY: Monogrammed Tote Bag

Step 1. Find a tote bag that you love and iron-on letters.  I am in love with Baggu’s duck canvas bags.  I purchased one in black for A, but have the leopard version for me.

SEE LARK! | Easy DIY: Monogrammed Tote Bag

Step 2. Cut out the desired letters. I went with a single letter monogram given the size (three inches), but you could easily do full initials or spell out a name with smaller fonts.

SEE LARK! | Easy DIY: Monogrammed Tote Bag

Step 3. Place the letter in the desired spot, make sure it’s leveled and centered.

SEE LARK! | Easy DIY: Monogrammed Tote Bag

Step 4. Iron on the letter(s) based on the instructions provided.  Most will have you iron with a wool setting, firmly pressing on top and on the backside.

SEE LARK! | Easy DIY: Monogrammed Tote Bag

Step 5. Let it cool and then slowly peel off the plastic backing to reveal the finished product.

SEE LARK! | Easy DIY: Monogrammed Tote

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