Last weekend while I was at the dollar store I saw these magic towels. I had seen them before and I thought they looked neat, but I don’t like using them as actual towels. They are thin and scratchy so I have never purchased them. When I saw them this weekend my crafty, creative juices started flowing. So I bought a few or 15. Whatever. I am sure I will find uses for them.
Here are some of the awesome magic towels I picked up. So many choices! I can’t wait to get my crafting on!
For this project I thought I would decorate a plain drawstring bag. I have to say that everything is better with sparkles and Cinderella!
My son is so patient and tolerant modeling my new bag. He didn’t even protest when I asked him to model my bag. He makes my heart sing
This is pretty easy to do and you can use any magic towel to customize it to you heart’s content.
~ magic towel (prewashed and ironed. You want to make sure it is flat and ready to use)
~ Wonder under or any iron on fusible web. ( I just used what I had on hand)
~ Fabric Paint
~ Rhinestone glue. ( I used Aleene’s Jewel it)
1. Wash and dry and iron your magic towel. That gets it ready for its transformation.
2. Iron your drawstring bag. I got my bag at JoAnns, but I am sure you can find them just about anywhere.
3. Iron your fusible web on to the back of the towel.
4. Carefully cut out Cinderella.
5. Peel the backing off. You can see the Cinderella wording and shoe, but I decided not to use them.
6. Iron Cinderella to the bag.
7. When Cinderella is cool start going around the edge with fabric paint. I found that I had to make a thicker line than I usually do because of how thick the towel is. I wanted to make sure the towel won’t unravel and that Cinderella stayed in place.
Once that was done I had Cole try on the bag and I decided that it didn’t have enough sparkle. I am sure you surprised that I didn’t think it had enough sparkles, right?
8. I had these packets of rhinestones that I found at the dollar store that I thought would work perfectly. They are connected together in strips, which worked perfectly.
9. I laid the strips out in a pattern that I liked
10. Once I got it how I liked I glued the rhinestones down. This is to make sure the rhinestones stay on the bag.
11. let dry over night and then you are ready to rock an awesome Cinderella bag. Doesn’t Cole look great rocking the bag? He is a great sport.