Learn to Make an Absolutely Adorable Custom Tote

If you subscribe to my weekly newsletter and/or follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you already know that my lack of recent posting is due to my attending SNAP! last week.

SNAP! Conference Decor | Storypiece.net

For those wondering what exactly is SNAP!, it’s a conference for creative bloggers to come together, learn, connect and grow. It’s based in Salt Lake City, Utah and it was a total blast! In fact… I’m still recovering from the lack of sleep, information overload and overall shenanigans.

SNAP! Conference | Storypiece.net

Several people have asked how this conference compares with Haven which I attended last summer. The best way for me to describe it is that although both are perfect for creatives, Haven has more of an emphasis on DIY and home improvement, while SNAP! has more of a craft focus. Although I really enjoyed Haven, at SNAP! I found “my people”… like the fabulous, Jenn Sheffler from One Thrifty Chick.

SNAP! Conference with One Thrifty Chick | Storypiece.net

Unlike my trip to Haven, where my goal was to learn as much as possible, this time around, I wanted to connect and build relationships. And I can happily say that I was hugely blessed to forge some new friendships with some very talented girls. I was able to connect with creatives not only in Oregon, but across the West Coast from San Diego to Seattle.

And I also learned about some great new products that are about to hit the market. I can’t wait to tell you all about them over the next few weeks.

SNAP! Conference 2016 | Storypiece.net

At these conferences, we are seriously spoiled with major swag and having a tote is invaluable in keeping your hands free and minimizing trips back to your room. Knowing this, I decided to customize a tote with my blog logo.

Hand Lettered Tote Bag | Storypiece.net

My mom sent me this bag that she received as a gift with purchase at her favorite cosmetics counter and it was the perfect size for carrying at the conference.

DIY Personalized Tote Bag | Storypiece.net

To complete this project you’ll need paper with your design printed on it, chalk, pencil and tape, and an oil based Sharpie.

Easy Hand Lettered Tote Bag | Storypiece.net

Print your design and rub chalk on the back of the paper for tracing. Because I am printing on a white bag, I chose colored chalk for the rubbing.

Custom Tote Bag | Storypiece.net

Trace your design onto your bag with a pencil.

Easy Personalized Tote Bag | Storypiece.net

Ink in the transferred design with an oil based sharpie.

DIY Hand Lettered Tote Bag | Storypiece.net

It was so fun to have such a pretty bag for the conference! The Storypiece logo is my favorite design to date and I love it even more on a tote.

Storypiece Hand Lettered Bag | Storypiece.net

What is you number one must have when attending a conference? Have you had the opportunity to attend SNAP! or Haven? Are there any new craft products that your eager to learn more about?

Let me know in the comments below.

Learn to Make an Absolutely Adorable Custom Tote

**This post contains affiliate links. Many of the supplies listed can be found at your local craft or fabric store, but the links have been provide for your convenience in recreating this project.**

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