DIY College Canvas Bag

Hello DIY-ers!
Anyone out there graduating high school this year?
So many of the kids I used to babysit are heading to college this fall... I feel so old!
One of the girls - who is like a sister to me - is leaving for TCU in a few short months! I wanted to make her something special to use next year and I thought a bag in her school colors would be perfect!
This was so fun to make and I was super happy with how it turned out! Oh, and she LOVES it!!
Follow my tutorial below and make one for yourself or as a gift for a future college student! :)

  • Canvas Bag - I purchased a 3 pack from Michaels! It was perfect that the bag was already white because it matched TCU colors but you can always paint the bottom a different color.
  • College Logo -  I google image searched TCU Logo but Click Here for a list of college logos!!
  • Acrylic or Fabric Paint - Because the bag I used was white, I only needed to buy purple paint! Buy as many color as you need for the logo.
  • Paint Brush
  • Double Stick Tape
  • Painter Tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Step One: Find the college logo for your school of choice. Click HERE for a list of logos!! Print and cut out logo and set aside. 
Measure your bag vertically and mark small dots on each side of the bag 1/4 up from the bottom. Lightly draw a straight line between the dots. Tape over the line so that the bottom of your tape overlaps the pencil marks.
This will be the section you paint!

Step Two: *If your logo color is not white, completely cover the bottom section of your bag in the logo color. Wait 20 minutes between coats.
Flip over the logo and use your double stick tape to fully cover the letters. Using your ruler, find the center of the bag and evenly secure the logo to the bottom section of the canvas.

Step Three: Make sure that your logo is securely taped down. Completely cover the section below the tape with paint. I used a dabbing method when painting over the logo. Wait 20 minutes and paint a second coat, if needed! 

Step Four: Let your paint dry for 20 minutes and remove the tape and the logo. Touch up any uneven spots with your paint brush!

How did your college logo turn out?!

I would love to see pictures! 
Use the hashtag #KPApreps

XOXO, Karly 

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