Thursday, September 15, 2011

My New Old Church Bag

 Have you ever bought something only to find that many others have the same thing?

Well that's what happened to me. I bought this cute canvas bag at Seagull Book months ago. It was only $4.  I thought "what a great deal". 

 


This bag is huge too, which is a must for me.  I love it.  The last month or so I've noticed more and more people have my bag;)   Well, it all became to much for me when I literally picked up someone else's bag thinking it was mine.  Here's what I did to fix the problem.

On my last trip to the store, I picked up some colored Sharpies.  Wow! I found that you can spend a lot of money on Sharpies if your so inclined.  The pack I bought was only $3.




First I laid the bag flat. I stuck a notebook inside to catch any bleeding through, but I didn't need too. Better safe than sorry, I guess.


Then I set to work coloring. I found that I could only do 2 or 3 flowers before needing a break.  (Marker fumes are NOT good for you)


 


Here it is all finished.


Before using, stick it in the dryer for 20-30 minutes to "set the stain", so to speak.

What do you think?



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8 comments :

  1. So smart!! And it looks better than the original!!

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  2. Sharpies really fixed the bag! I like it better after the coloring. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Very pretty solution. Love it! I'll be keeping my eyes open for that bag, too.

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  4. Great idea! Loving the colors you used too!

    Stephanie
    Creations A La Mode

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  5. now that is just inspirational! Aren't sharpies awesome? I'm glad you mentioned to put it in the dryer, I wouldn't have thought of that! Thanks for the inspiration! I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. If you're interested it's http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/ Have a lovely day, Maria

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  6. Love it! I agree with the others who said it looks better than the original. Thanks for posting it on http://4princes2princesses.blogspot.com/ Hope to see you again next week!

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  7. Ooh! I dunno about better than the original, 'cause i like the black and white, but it's just as good. What an awesome idea. Lol, Been there done that with too much sharpies.:)
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  8. Cute idea! I hope you don't mind, but I've Pin'd this. :)

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