DIY: Mustache and Bow-Tie Jute Bag


I have never been so happy with any of my DIYs as this. Mustache-prints has been trending for quite sometime now and I had been craving for my own piece in these prints. This idea struck me one day on my way back from work while I was browsing through some of the “Mustachy” stuff on Google. I wanted to make-over this pretty plain white jute bag that I got from Sbuys. And this is what I ended up with. Here is a step by step DIY of what I did.

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Things you’ll need:

    A plain jute bag
    Mustache and Bow-tie cut-outs
    Fabric paint, black
    Paint brush (size 4)
    Pencil
    Old Newspapers

To make the cut-out:
You can either get a printout and cut it out or you can make one yourself.
To make one yourself, make sure the two sides are symmetrical. For that, fold a paper in two halves. Draw half the Mustache/Bow-tie from the fold and cut out the shape from the fold. When you unfold, you get a symmetrical Mustache/Bow-tie.

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When I started off with this, I wanted to work with just Mustache and hence did not create a bow-tie cut-out. The mustache needs to be secured at the center of the bag using pins.

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The outline needs to be dark. Make sure you press the cut-out firmly on the bag while you do this.

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This Mustache needs to be filled.

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While painting the outline, keep to the inner side of the pencil outline to avoid spoiling the shape. If you are not too confident, use a thinner brush for the outline. Make sure you insert newspapers in the bag to avoid the paint seeping to the other side.

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Once the mustache was done, I wasn’t too happy about the large number of empty spaces around it. Hence, I decided to add eyes and a bow-tie. The bow-tie cut-out was made and the outline traced like that of the Mustache.

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I added polkas on the bow-tie and painted it. This time the polkas’ outlines were painted keeping slightly to the outside of the dots.

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This is my new quirky jute bag and I cannot wait to flaunt it!

Do try this fun DIY and share with me how you liked it. I’ll be back with another post. Till then keep it gorgeous!

XOXO

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