I think it’s a safe assumption that everyone has a pizza lover in their life.
I know I do! My bae Heidi loves pizza more than any person in this world. I asked her for her favorite pizza quote, and she provided me with, “Pizza is the only love triangle I want.”
You could make this gift for ANYONE. I would suggest snooping on their Pinterest boards for a quote or phrase they have pinned.
I’m joining up with my blog friends who are putting on a blog series called Dare to DIY. Today’s theme is give handmade. You can find more ideas over at Maybe Matilda.
After Heidi told me her favorite pizza quote, I designed it on picmonkey and printed it off.
I very carefully cut out the letters with an xacto knife to make a stencil. I realized this would be MUCH EASIER if I had a cutting machine. Hopefully there’s one in my future, but right now, I’m going old school.
I centered the “stencil” on the tote, then taped it down. I tried painters tape, but it wouldn’t stick to the bag. So I used duct tape. I taped down the middles of the letter for the stencil.
I mixed acrylic paint with textile medium to make fabric paint.
I used a stipple sponge brush to paint the tote bag.
Unfortunately, the middle of the letters on “Love Triangle” lifted up, so those got filled all the way in.
I free-handed a slice of pizza at the top of the tote. In general, I was a little disappointed how the paint bled a little. I was hoping for crisper lines. But I guess I’m not surprised after using a piece of paper as a stencil.
I still think the bag is still pretty rad. I think it works since the font I used already had a ‘handwritten quality’ about it, so the bleeds just kind of added to that. I’m pretty excited to send it off and check something off my Christmas gift list!