Friday, October 28, 2011

And Me Too...Bride Tote

  • Rhine stones
  • Fabric Glue
  • Pencil
  • Tweezers
  • Tote Bag
  • Iron on rhinestone letters
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Towel or cloth
  • Tote
  • You May want glue and tweezers just in case

Decide what you want to write. I recommend short words. It took between 5-13 stones a letter to write bride. Place your words far in and up enough that that they won't disappear when the bag is full. Mark out your letters lightly with a pencil. Place a small amount of fabric glue on the back of each stone while securing with tweezers. My floor is littered with escaped stones. Press firmly. Allow to dry. That's it.

If you don't have steady hands, time or patience most craft stores sell iron on rhinestone letters. The down side is they come in very limited size and color options. I think multicolored or silver. Cut out the letters you want, peel backing and position them. When you use these press the iron down once and then lift straight off. Wiggling the iron (like you would for an applique) smears the stones around. Also, although the letters don't need a protective barrier your tote may so grab a dish towel before you lean down and leave an iron mark on your bag. Allow generous time to cool and then peel off clear layer.

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