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I will fully admit to being one of those moms doing a little dance that school is starting soon. This summer was fun, but it’s always challenging to be around your little kids all. the. time. I feel like I can never think of enough activities and the worst part is grocery shopping. With three, it’s a nightmare!
I wanted to do some fun things for my kids to get excited about going back. One of my favorite parts was getting shiny new school supplies! This year I opted to decorate some little school supply bags to help my kids organize their pencils, pens, crayons, markers, etc. I of course turned to one of my own favorite crafting tools–Sharpies.
I bought the fine and ultra-fine tip Sharpies and some gold ones (because everything is better with gold in it!) I found these at Staples and then I also found these little canvas/linen zippered bags there as well. I got some stickers to help with lettering and went to town.
Canvas zippered pouches from Staples
Step 1: Place your stickers on the bag.
Step 2: Put a piece of cardboard under the first layer of the bag (so it’s inside the bag). This will prevent the Sharpie from bleeding through to the other side.
Step 3: Start dotting all around the stickers, making sure to dot close to the edge of the stickers so the letters will be apparent. Use the Ultra-fine tipped ones for the tiny spaces. Use different sizes and colors.
Step 4: Once you’re done, keeping the cardboard inside and placing a piece of parchment over the top, iron the bag to set the Sharpie in place.
Repeat steps 1, 2
Step 3: Trace around the letters using a pencil. Remove the letters. Then use your Ultra-Fine Sharpie to go over the pencil. Fill in the letters with dots or lines.
Repeat step 4.
Freehand Doodles: Use a pencil to draw your doodles first and fill in with Sharpie! Use the Ultra-fine for details.
I love how these school supply bags turned out–which is why I love crafting with Sharpies. It always seems to turn out super cute! I also love how Staples had everything I needed for this project. And starting August 10th all Sharpie fine and Ultra Fine markers and highlighters will be on sale at Staples (while supplies last)–so go gettem!
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