Thursday, May 23, 2013

Saw It. Pinned It. Did It. - Monogrammed Canvas Bags

Am I speaking your language yet??

Bags?  Monograms?  Pinterest?

Yep, I thought so!

Sooo... since our wedding is now over, I can share all of my Pinterest projects with y'all!  YAAY!  Watch out Saw It. Pinned It. Did It. 

When deciding on gifts that I wanted to get my bridesmaids, I wanted it to be something they would get use out of after the wedding & something special & meaningful from me.

DIY monogrammed bags!
*Side note - the original site is in Polish so, I winged it!*

What You'll Need:
Cloth paint
Paint Brushes

1. Iron each bag flat along with the handles.  Once all bags are ironed, place your doily & stencil in the bottom corner of the bag ensuring the doily gives enough room for the stencil to fit evenly.

2. Once the doily is in place paint the outside to make the outer pattern.  Be sure not have too much paint on your brush as you don't want it to bleed other places on the bag or through the doily.
I obviously had not discovered the "iron bag before you begin painting" idea

3. Repeat the same process with the opposite side of the doily, on the opposite side of the bag.  Let all of the paint dry & then you have bags for...

6 bridesmaids, 2 aunts, 1 future mother-in-law & a sweet flower girl!

VOILA!!!  Saw It. Pinned It. & DID IT!

To add to my bridesmaids gifts I picked out these adorable burlap koozies from Ginnie Macs Etsy Shop.
Nicole was great to work with & the turn around time was very quick!  Check out her shop for some great, inexpensive, personalized gifts!

Finishing out the bridesmaid gifts, I ordered all of them matching necklace & earring sets from Alexandrea's Jewels Etsy Shop.
Maria was also wonderful to work with & turn around time was very quick as well!  These necklace & earrings were the perfect touch to the girls outfits & I'm so happy that they can be worn for more than just our wedding!  Win win in my book!

Hope these ideas help get your brain movin' when it comes to different gift ideas for your bridesmaids or any other special people in your life!

Linking up with Steph & Katie today for Saw It. Pinned It. Did It.

Stop by & see what everyone else has done!  Find me on Pinterest here!

I hope y'all have a great Memorial Day Weekend!  Matt & I are off to Memphis for the long weekend for our honeymoon trip!  I'll be back next week recapping it ALL! 


  1. It's perfect! I lvoe it! Great job girl

  2. SO so cute and absolutely perfect for bridesmaid! Love the koozies for the boys too!

  3. OMGoodness those monogrammed bags are precious! What a great idea for a bridesmaid gift! xoxo, Lindsay

  4. Love this!! I am currently planning my wedding and trying to decide on some good bridesmaids' gifts without breaking the bank. This would be a great personal touch. I love it. They can use the bag for any wedding day getting ready goodies then use it later for whatever. Thanks for the ideas :)

  5. I adore this! That doily print is too cute, can't believe it was just spray paint and literally a doily!

  6. I love those bags! Super cute, monogrammed and they look pretty easy to make...that sounds like a perfect DIY project :)

  7. They turned out SO cute! What a great idea! I definitely struggled when it came to bridesmaid gifts...I know I've said this before, but I REALLY wish Pinterest was around when I planned my wedding!

  8. Shayna!! I LOVE it!!! Now I want to go do some Pinterest crafting. Miss ya Little Lady and I love catching up with the house progress. - oxox Amanda

  9. These looks soo soo great! And super easy, I can handle this! happy to be a new follower!


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