Last week I found a canvas drawstring back from Michael’s for $1! I knew I could turn it into something fabulous with some supplies I already had on hand: paint and a couple flower embellishments I had leftover from my daughter’s bedroom lamp makeover.
I decided to stencil this bag with various dance phrases & ballet images, but couldn’t find the perfect stencil…nor did I want to spend the money. Then the AHA moment came! I could print out some stickers on my Silhouette Cameo and use the negative side (the backing) as a stencil! Come see what I’m talking about…
I laid out my design on the computer and then cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo. If you don’t have something similar, you can just find some different ballet or dance stickers from your local hobby store. Just peel out the stickers so the backing looks like this…
Place the backing from the sticker onto your canvas bag.
Now it’s time to pick your colors and start painting! I used a small foam brush to apply the paint. Just dab lightly until you fill in the stencil.
Let the paint dry and then peel up the sticker stencil. I also added a couple flower embellishments with my hot glue gun to fill in some empty spaces from my design.
And that’s it! A super cute & unique dance bag for your darling daughter!
The best part? I already had the paint, flowers and sticker material at home. I just had to purchase the canvas bag from Michael’s. A ONE DOLLAR PROJECT! Yup, gotta love that!
Pamela @ Pink Hammers & Sippy Cups says
I would love one of these stencils!
Congrats Pamela, you get a stencil! Just email me your mailing address. erin (at) howtonestforless (dot) com
Renee @ Living, Laughing, & Loving says
This is so cute! And you can’t beat the price either!! I don’t have a ballerina though, so I’ll let someone else snatch this up. 🙂
Carri Wright says
So so cute.. you never cease to amaze me with your great and ingenius idea’s . I don’t have a ballerina to make this bag for so I’ll let someone who does go for this adorable stencil…You really rock !
Thanks so much Carri 🙂 You’re too sweet!
I have two nieces that dance and would love that bag! I would love to have that stencil!
Thanks so much, Melissa! Just email me your mailing address. erin (at) howtonestforless (dot) com and I’ll send it out ASAP!
Thank you so much! I love reading HTNFL, keep the good stuff coming!! Email is sent! 🙂
Maria @ All Things Luxurious says
What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing!
Am I too late for the giveaway?These are adorable !
Nope! CONGRATS, you get a stencil! Please email your mailing address to erin (at) howtonestforless (dot) com and I’ll send it out ASAP! Thanks Mariangela!
I recieved my stencil and made a bag. It turned out perfect, thanks so much for the fun project and the tools to do it!
That’s awesome Melissa!! Send me a pic if you can. Would LOVE to see it 🙂
How can you make a stencil without the machine???
You can use the negative side of stickers! Peel the lettering out, then peel the rest of the sticker off the backing and use that part as your stencil. Use a collage of different words and different fonts to make the same effect. Hope that helps!
I wish I would have found this a few months ago!! This is exactly shah I have been trying to find to make my daughter one for dance. How much would you charge for a stencil?? Great work!!
Let me make sure I still have the file, but I’m pretty sure I can find it. $5 for the print and shipping of it if you’re in the continental US.
Fantastic! Thank you!! Let me know 🙂
I LOVE how your project turned out! If I’m not too late for a stencil could you please email me at [email protected]. I just bought a silhouette and am loving all of the possibilities it affords. Your page is amazing by the way, so glad I found it.
Sorry Sara, I no longer have this design. I lost some of my templates in a computer crash last last year.