Every so often, we get to feature a guest blogger from a blog that we absolutely love, and today is one of those days!
We’re delighted to welcome Kersey from the blog And We Play, who’s here to share a great back to school DIY project with you. We met Kersey at a blog conference last month, and we’ve been eager to feature one of her fun projects ever since.
So, as you prepare to send your own kiddos back to school, check out this handy—not to mention, easy—DIY library tote!
We love books around here. A lot.
Our visits to the library usually result in stacks of books that we end up struggling to carry.
Enter the book tote!
Elliott loved using his own book tote at the library. And I loved that I wasn’t lugging around a ton of books for him. He was in charge of the books, so if it got to be too heavy for him to carry, he had to put enough books back so he could carry it on his own. I don’t know if that’s a mom win or a mom fail, but it worked for me!
The design is a simple freezer paper stencil—I used my Cricut Explore to cut the freezer paper, then just ironed it onto the tote and painted.
It was so nice not having to cut out each piece by hand with an X-acto knife! But, you could definitely do it that way if you don’t have a Cricut handy.
You can download the books design pattern and the word ‘books’ on my page, and you can size them however you need to for your own tote—I sized mine to be about 12 inches wide, which fit our tote perfectly.
After the freezer paper stencil was on, I used neon coral fabric-paint—I’m obsessed with this color!
Hope you enjoyed this fun and easy craft—happy toting!
Thanks for sharing, Kersey!
Like this project? Check out more fun inspiration for parents and kids over at And We Play.