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DIY Cosmetic Bag- Galentine’s Day Gift Idea

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)
  • Iron

Step One: 

Figure out what you want your saying or design to be. Below you can see the font and size I used for mine.

Step Two: 

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.

Step Three:

Once you’ve finalized your design, hook up to your Silhouette and let it do it’s thing.

Step Three: 

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.

Step Four:

Place a cloth over the design and apply firm pressure with a heated iron for 45-60 seconds.

Step Five: 

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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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    February 12, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Love it! My saying would be something about can’t leave home without mascara on. Visiting from Creative Corner party.

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      February 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Haha yes, that’s a good one! And thank you!

  • Reply
    Tammy
    February 13, 2017 at 6:51 am

    I love this !!! LOL thanks for sharing and happy Monday 🙂

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      February 13, 2017 at 6:58 am

      Aw, thank you! Have a great week!

  • Reply
    Kate
    February 13, 2017 at 9:10 am

    This looks super fun to make and give!

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      February 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

      Thanks, it definitely is!

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    Jasmine @ Making Restoraitons
    February 13, 2017 at 9:16 am

    This is freakin ingenues and so simple and would work for so many occasions. Love this DIY bag and definitely bookmarking this for future projects

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      February 13, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Aw, that’s so sweet, thank you!

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    Bri @ My Life As...
    February 13, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Those are so cute!!

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      February 13, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Thank you!

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    Laura
    February 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    This is such a great idea! How cute!

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      February 13, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    chelsea jacobs
    February 16, 2017 at 9:33 am

    This is adorable! Such a cute gift idea!!

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      February 16, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Sarah Bell
    February 16, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Aww this is such a cute idea!!! That quote is so true too :). Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      February 17, 2017 at 6:23 am

      Lol, thank you!

  • Reply
    Susan
    February 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I’m working up my courage to try heat transfer vinyl. So far I’ve only done adhesive, and a lot of paper crafting with my silhouette. This cute little bag may push me over the edge.

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      February 17, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Oh it’s so easy, you can do it! And thank you!

  • Reply
    Rachel
    February 21, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I just wanted you to know that I featured this on the create link inspire party as a round up of organizational ideas. I loved it! And totally need one myself. Thanks for linking up!

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      February 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Oh yay, thank you so much!

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    Jennifer Dawn
    February 22, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    This is so cute! I’m even featuring it at this week’s link party. http://maggielois.com/2017/02/12/diy-makeup-bag-quotes/

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      February 22, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Oh, awesome, thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Carol
    February 23, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I love this! Featuring when my party opens up tonight. Thank you for linking up!

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      February 23, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you! And that’s awesome, thank you so much!

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