Here's a fun way to share the art of adult coloring pages. Transfer the print onto a muslin bag and enjoy coloring them as you wish.
Have you jumped on the adult coloring bandwagon yet? This is a great relaxing activity that sparks your creativity and makes you feel like a kid again. So, while I was getting ready to go away with my girlfriends for the weekend, this particular project came to mind. I wanted something for us to do, that didn't require a lot of time, and was easy to transport.
It turned out great. We talked, laughed a lot, and colored late into the night. Then each one of us went home with our own colorful personalized bag.
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Iron on transfer paper
Sharpies or other permanent markers
Adult Coloring Pages on Muslin Bags
The process was pretty simple. I found the bags at hobby lobby. Unfortunately, there were only two rectangular ones, so I purchased the taller bag for myself. Next, I looked online for some coloring pages. I ended up using a couple from Webgraphics.
To add the monogram I edited the image in Picmonkey and added the letter of my friends' first name, which just happened to be M. I picked a different pattern and font for each bag, and let them choose the one they wanted.
NOTE: Don't forget to reverse the letter.
I printed the image onto the iron-on transfer paper for t-shirts. Then I ironed the print onto the bags. Be patient. Something I really struggle with is patience. The transfer works best when you follow the directions and take your time. I made mine first and as you can see in the photo above some of the transfer didn't come off too well. Luckily the sharpie pens and the print can mask this error, and it turned out fine.
Easy, fun, and a great gift to take home. These adult coloring pages worked wonderfully on bags. Now I'm thinking of making a t-shirt, or a large tote bag for shopping. How about a decorative tea towel? Hmmmm so many things to color.
Love this idea.
Glad to hear it Marie!
Yes, thanks for a great tutorial! Wonder if it'll work on old canvas slip ons? I have a few that I'd like to spruce up for summer 🙂
The only problem I can see with canvas shoes is the ability to iron on the transfer. Here's a thought. Maybe you should print out the graphic and then using carbon paper or even by rubbing pencil all over the back of the paper, trace the image on your shoes. That way you won't have to worry about ironing or the possibility of the transfer paper coming off. Good luck and let me know how it turns out.
Sounds like a solution, Patti! Let me give it a go, I'll let you know for sure how it comes out. Thanks for taking time to reply 🙂
It was a blast! And I've gotten great use out of my bag, using it to wrangle my portable phone charger and cords. Great idea!
So glad you are using it! It turned out sooo pretty and yes, it was a blast. 🙂