Back To School Teacher Tote

Back To School Party, Fashion and Craft Ideas Hi Everyone!  It’s that time of year again when the hustle and bustle of back to school begins. As a teacher, I start to get excited, organized and into the back to school mindset. Well, I’m not the only one with back to school on my mind. Me and my fellow Caffeinated Crafters have put together a bunch of great back to school ideas and tutorials for a Back to School Party.  Check out these great ideas:

Albion Gould-School Days Cross Stitch Pattern

Chaos and Love-No Sew Pencil Pouches

Club Chica Circle-Easy Pencil Roll Craft Idea

Illi Style-Back To School Fashion

Let’s Eat Grandpa-5 Ways To Go Back To School As An Adult

Made With Happy-1st Day of School Printables

Artzy Creations_Back To School Tote Main ImageYou know, while you’re starting to purchase all of the back to school supplies for your kiddos, don’t forget their teacher’s too! As a teacher myself, it is always a super nice and a welcomed surprise to have a parent think of me.  Well, here’s a very easy gift you can make for any teacher and they will love it.  You can have your kids help you make it too.  It’s very simple.  Here’s what’s even better.  It costs less than $10.00 to make!

Here’s What You Need:

  • Canvas Tote (I purchased this one at Michael’s and used a 40% off coupon.  This ended up costing around $6.00.)
  • New pencil with a an eraser
  • Acrylic Paints (I used DecoArt Acrylic Paints.)
  • Cardboard

Step 1:  Hand draw or use an enlarged clip art of an apple to trace it onto the bag with a pencil.  Draw lightly.  You just need to barely see the outline of the apple.

Step 2:  Insert a piece of cardboard into the bag.  This will prevent the paint from getting on the inside of the bag.

Step 3:  Take the eraser of the pencil and dip it into the paint.  Create dots to fill in the shape of the apple using the eraser tip.   If you don’t use a new pencil, your dots may not come out completely round. You will want to overlap some of the dots, but not completely fill the apple in.  This will create a pointillism look.  When creating some of the dots, you may have to go over them a second time.  Sometimes with the canvas fabric it takes a little extra paint.  Be careful not to get too much paint on the eraser because you don’t want it to be a blob on the bag.  Continuing repeating this until you have completed the apple, stem, and leaf using the various colors.

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And as part of the Virtual Back To School Party with my fellow Caffeinated Crafters, we are having a giveaway for $35 to Staples and 12 Custom lollipops from LolliPics.  Enter here for your chance to win!

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Good Luck!

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