Hard, plastic tool boxes are hardly easy to carry around, let alone convenient to hang on a doorknob. Canvas bags have been my choice up to now, but they always lack enough pockets to keep tools orderly. This 20 pocket canvas Bingo bag has more outside and inside pockets than I have tools. Here's a quick and easy tutorial showing you how to convert the plain bag into a jazzed up, monogrammed DIY tool bag. A great semi-handmade gift idea for a handy pal or a new homeowner, just add a few tools to get them started. Why not get an early start on shower gifts, housewarming gifts, birthday gifts, or just treat youself?
*You could easily make your own stencils with your favorite monogram font.
I purchased my 20 pocket bag right here, check out the other colors.
Also check out these masonry bags for a heavier tool load.
To monogram your bag, you'll need:
- monogram stencils
- fabric paint
- stenciling sponge
- tiny paintbrush for touchups
- glam pin (optional)
1. Measure and center the middle initial
2. Tape or hold down the stencil while you dab paint on
3. Use hairdryer to dry the first initial.
4. Making sure paint is dry, measure and stencil second initial.
5. With small brush, touch up edges of lettering to make them sharp.
6. Measure and stencil the third initial, touch up, if necessary. Add a glam pin for your flair!
7. Load up your tools.