Bridesmaid Tote Bags

To start my DIY wedding recaps, I’d like to share the gifts I made for my bridesmaids and hostess first.
SO… For part one of my bridesmaid gifts…
I made tote bags for each of my six bridesmaids and my hostess.
Remember my ?
I used the same method pretty much, except I added ribbon and rolled fabric rosettes!
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I started with plain black tote bags
(I got mine in packages of three from Hobby Lobby).
I used my Silhouette to cut each girls’ name out of vinyl to make a stencil.

personalized tote bag
I just cut around and then peeled the names off the vinyl sheet and stuck each one in the center of a tote.
Once they were stuck on well, I used a small paint brush to fill in the stencil with white paint.

painting a tote bag

I went with a black and white zebra theme with their bags.
I figured that might be something they’d be more likely to use over again than the wedding colors. That’s also the reason I didn’t add “Bridesmaid” or anything more specific than their name.
Once their names were dry (it took a few coats of the white paint to get it bright enough on the black totes), I hot glued a zebra ribbon around the top of each tote.
Each tote also got two fabric rosettes! Also hot glued.
To learn how I made those, .

zebra print tote bag, making a tote bag
Once the bags were all finished I stuff them with other goodies!!!
More to come on that soon! :)personalized tote bags
Well, what do you think?
I REALLY hope the girls liked them…. And that they can use them.
For something. 😉
Again, stay tuned for more posts about bridesmaid gifts and other recaps from our July 9th wedding! :)
P.S. Visit my wedding blog, My Road to Mrs to see what those CUTE little gift tags tied to each bag are all about!!!
A SPECIAL thanks to is in order!! 😉


  1. Great idea to personalize them…lovely gift!

  2. Ami w/AliLilly says:

    I love em, Kassi!!! They came out great and are so special! :)

  3. Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers says:

    Such a cute idea! I bet your bridesmaids appreciated receiving these, I know I would!

  4. i really love these….especially the zebra addition! great job lovely! i too love bethani's tags:) super cute and what gal doesn't love little note tags, etc….!!!! xo

  5. An Irish Italian Blessing says:

    I LOVE these!!!

  6. La-Dee-da crafter says:

    What a great idea!!! SO cute!!!

  7. Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy says:

    Super idea Kassi! Love it!

    Thanks for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Sunday” on our blog!! We appreciate it! :)

    SO happy you like your necklace! Please send us a pic of you sporting it we would love to see ;)))

    Have a great Monday!


  8. Just Jaime says:

    Cute! What a fun idea!

  9. Ladybird Ln says:

    How cute a bride are you? I have been in plenty of weddings, and no one ever did anything like this… so much fun, and a great idea!


  10. To Sew With Love says:

    lovely totes, Kaysi. I am sure your bridesmaid loved them! thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend!

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