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Bee Mine Valentine Tote Bag

Bee Mine Valentine Tote Bag

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes clever messages and sweet treats. There are so many cute sayings for Valentines, like “You Rock,” “You Are So Berry Nice,” “Donut Go Breaking My Heart,” and “You’re the Bomb!”– the list goes on.

Bee Mine Valentine Tote

Hi, Alison here, and today I’m taking my love of flower making, plus pom-poms and putting a fun twist on “Bee Mine” with this DIY Valentine tote bag. It’s perfect for kids to collect their Valentines in or a great gift for friends and teachers.

Valentine Pom Pom Bees

What You Will Need:

  • Canvas Tote Bag (13×13 inch)
  • Various felts (White, Red, Candy Pink, Raspberry, Baby Pink and Ruby)
  • Yarns (White, Yellow, Black, Pink, Hot Pink, White and Red)
  • Fabric
  • Chipboard Adhesive Letters
  • Paint
  • Embroidery threads
  • Paper for templates

Step 1:

Use paper to cut out a heart shape as a template for your fabric and felt. Quickest way to make this is to fold your paper in half, keeping the fold as the center, cut out ½ of heart and unfold. Pin paper heart to fabric and cut out shape. Then use the same template to cut out the felt heart but add about ¼ inch width. The template below was about 10×11 inches.

Bee Mine Valentine Tote

Step 2:

Using embroidery thread, sew fabric and felt together.

Bee Mine Valentine Tote

Step 3:

Paint letters. Also iron-on or any craft letter can be used for this step as well.

Bee Mine Valentine Tote

Step 4:

I made the larger felt flowers using my Sizzix Bigz Flower Layer #12 die. Cutting out four petals folding each in half, then in half again, securing with a drop of hot glue. Glue two petals together to make each half. Finally, glue each half together to make the base and add a small pom-pom for the center of the flower. For the other felt flowers, I used a smaller template of the flower below, but filled the centers with additional petals. If you don’t own a Sizzix, there are many floral templates available online, also faux flowers could work.

Felt Flowers

Step 5:

Using 1 5/8 pop-pom maker for the bees, wrap as shown below, cut and trim. Then using white felt, cut and glue wings. The wings are heart shapes with the tips cut off.

Valentine Pom Pom Bees

Step 6:

Hot glue heart to canvas tote bag.

Bee Mine Valentine Tote

Step 7:

Hot glue on the rest of your elements. For the bees, I sewed on with embroidery thread.

Bee Mine Valentine Tote

Bee Pom Pom Garland

Bee Pom Pom

Bee Mine Valentine Tote

Bee Mine Valentine Tote

Bee Mine Valentine Tote

Bee Mine Valentine Tote

Hope your Valentine’s Day is everything it should BEE!

 

 

 

 

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