Make A Decorative Pillow Perfect For Dia De Los Muertos Using Crafty Chica's Tote

Say what?  You ask.

Well, yes.  To make one of these:

All you need is one of these:

and a few other supplies.

What you need:
1 Crafty Chica's tote bag.
1/2 yard of fabric
Fabric Markers (I used Graffiti by Marvy)
Coordinating trim
Sewing Machine (or you can sew it by hand.)

To make it:
Begin  by taking all the seams apart.  Then cut the bag exactly where it folds in the bottom.

Next color the drawing.  Pick colors that coordinate with your home.  You can also add dimensional paint and/or sparkles.  Have fun.

Add your trim by sewing it in place.

For the back cut two pieces of fabric of about 3/4ths  in length and the same width as the bag.  Like this:

You'll need to do this so they over lap when you sew them together making the envelope style pillow backing.  When you are done it should look like this.

 Now I have the perfect pillow to display during Dia de los Muertos.  

Thanks Kathy!

I received this complimentary product(s) from CraftyChica.com as part of the Crafty Chica Design Team, & was asked to share an original DIY project.

If you would like to purchase this tote or any other supplies from the Crafty Chica line, Click here to see if a Michaels store in your area is carrying the Crafty Chica line.

Happy Crafting,