Valentine’s Day… despised by many, loved by few.
But don’t worry, if you’re one of the despisers because you don’t have a boo, Galentine’s Day is now a thing. If you’re not sure what Galentine’s Day is, this bustle.com article will help you out.
Here’s a little excerpt from that article-
“Oh it’s only the best day of year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” – Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler’s character on Parks and Rec)
So before you get together with your best gals and “kick it, breakfast-style” maybe you could make these easy DIY make-up bags as a little gift for everyone!
I like this gift idea because 1. it’s something that can be put to use and 2. it’s not holiday specific, so you could make this anytime for yourself or as a gift to someone else.
Let’s get started!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Canvas makeup bag
- Silhouette Machine
- Heat transfer vinyl
- Paper towel or light cloth (to protect the vinyl from the iron)
Figure out what you want your saying or design to be. Below you can see the font and size I used for mine.
If you’re doing words as your design you’ll want to make sure to mirror the image so it appears backward on your screen, you’ll click your image and then select “flip horizontally” on the menu that pops up.
Once you’ve finalized your design, hook up to your Silhouette and let it do it’s thing.
Once your design is cut, trim it out to size and remove the negative-space material. When you’re done only your original design should remain on the clear plastic sheet. With the clear plastic sheet facing up, position the design on the make-up bag. The design should no longer appear reversed.
Place a cloth over the design and apply firm pressure with a heated iron for 45-60 seconds.
Gently peel away the clear plastic sheet. If the heat transfer material continues to stick to the clear plastic sheet replace the cloth and continue ironing. If all is good, it should look a little something like this!
Oh wait, I found them!
Do y’all feel me on this quote?
Mine is actually more like I have 99 lipsticks and I can’t find the right one, but that didn’t flow as well.
If you don’t have a Silhouette, I want to say that I’ve heard you can do something similar using Sharpies or paint pens. And then there’s always a stencil and some fabric paint.
And that’s all for today folks! Tell me what your make-up bag quote would be in the comments!
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