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Make a Video Game Tote Bag


My family has been hearing a lot about the new movie coming out called “Pixels“.  My husband and I were smiling from the first part of the preview, as these were the games that we grew up playing.  Our son can’t wait to see it, too, since the games are still popular and coming back with a vengeance for all of the new devices.

I figured that it would be fun to make something that went along with this great movie.  We always need something that will carry things, especially in the summer!  I figured that making a tote bag would be easy and fun!!  You can decorate it however you want, add more, keep it simple.  Either way it’s great for girls or boys….or even their parents!

I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on, and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks!!


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Make a Video Game Tote Bag

Materials/Tools Used:

  • Canvas Tote Bag
  • Iron On Transfer Paper
  • Printer
  • Picture
  • Iron
  • Puff Paint/Embellishments/Etc.
  • & Time!

Instructions:

I started by printing out a picture of the video game on iron-on transfer paper (NOTE: I used one for dark fabrics, which is a bit different that the white).  Making sure to set my printer at “BEST” and not “DRAFT”.

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 Once it is dry (if using inkjet), you can trim off all of the edges.  I will be using a black tote bag, and didn’t want the white to stay on it.

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Next, be sure to iron the product that you are putting the transfer onto.  This can be done on a T-Shirt, bag, or whatever you want to use.  Just make sure to get the folds out, and also heat up the item to be ready for the transfer.

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Now, just peel the back of the transfer paper off, to get it ready to adhere.

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Set the piece wherever you wish for it to be attached.

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Next, put the transfer paper protector over the top to help secure the piece from the heat.

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Iron it for about 2 minutes, while pushing it with a bit of force to help secure the piece.  Then, let it sit for a few minutes to cool completely.

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Next, remove the transfer paper protector (you can use this again) and get your supplies together to decorate.

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I used some puff paint to add a border, a score, and extra “lives” at the top.  Whatever you want to add is your choice – have fun with it!!

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Now, just let it sit to dry completely, and then you’ll have a fun tote bag to use for whatever you wish!

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I hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment, and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thank you!!


 “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” -Psalm 33:3


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Crystal
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Jamie what a fun idea! I loved pac man as a kid, I was never any good at it though! #HomeMattersParty

Melissa Vera
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What a cute tote bag. However, we would have to make it to use for something else we aren’t big video game players in this family #HomeMattersParty

Sahana
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Wow, Love this tote bag. That puffy paint border really gives a pop. #HomeMattersParty

Michelle James
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Oh my goodness this is so cute! Brings back great memories. I was obsessed with this game! Love the blue outline that really finishes it off!

Crystal Green
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This is such a cool idea. My kids would love to have this bag due to their love of video games.

Thank you for sharing this DIY project on the #HomeMattersParty.

bee turck
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this is such a cute DIY – thanks for sharing at this weeks #homemattersparty ! Always inspires me to try my hand at more DIY – and my husband to be does love old video games like this… I do too! 🙂 Bee

Julie Briggs
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Super cute! Thanks for sharing #HomeMattersParty

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Rose Powell
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What an awesome classic of a game. Cute tote!

Justin
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That’s awesome! Smart choice to go with a classic like Pac Man, it will never go out of style.

If someone was feeling motivated I’m sure coming out with a set (Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Tron, Tetris, Megaman) and you could sell these. Not that you would. But still, they’re great.

Rosey
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Rosey

What a fun idea. And Pac Man is my absolute favorite too! Yep, I’m def. old school….but I’m proud, hahha

tara pittman
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The Pac Mac game was one of my firsts. My kids still play this game.

Daisy
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Daisy

This is so creative! I should make one of these to store my husband’s video game accessories.

Carlee C
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Well I was a girl who owned an Atari so hubby and I will definitely be going to see this film! I absolutely love this bag!

Elizabeth O.
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Elizabeth O.

I loved playing Pacman back in the day. This tote bag is too cute.

Mykidsguide
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This is so cute and I can’t believe how easy it is to do. I need to try this.

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Carly Brydon
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This video game tote bag is super cute! I’ve always been a huge fan of Pac Man, so this is perfect!