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?


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

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

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

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

    Creations A La Mode

  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 Have a lovely day, Maria

  6. Love it! I agree with the others who said it looks better than the original. Thanks for posting it on Hope to see you again next week!

  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.:)

  8. Cute idea! I hope you don't mind, but I've Pin'd this. :)