Post # 1
i’ve been thinking for months that it would be great to give our
guests reusable grocery bags made of non-woven polypropylene) as a
favor, rather than something they would throw out or just boggle up in
a few seconds. we have about 10 bags in our house and use them
regularly for everything from groceries to transporting the dog’s
thanks to the brilliance of the hive, i think i found some plain bags
online that are currently logo-less, and i was hoping i could
personalize them in some way. custom printing through the company
would be far too expensive and could not happen in time anyways, so
this may be my very first DIY project…
has anyone attempted this? would you try to do some sort of stamp? an
iron-on transfer? fabric paint & a cut-out template?
any thoughts and explicit directions much appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
Fabric paint might work, but I’m thinking what would be best would be screenprinting a la Yudu, or one of the speedball screenprinting kits.
Post # 4
a screen printer works really well (similar to a Gocco, but bigger) Im making some for my Bridesmaid or Best Man. Yudos are pretty much the same thing, they’re just super expensive. you can get a wooden screen printer at an art store for about $50 plus paint.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
you could use the embroidery hoop method if there’s only a few bags to do. it’s much cheaper than a yudu!
Post # 6
Don’t try an iron on transfer!!! the iron will melt the bag.
I used screenprint on a beach bag made of similar fabric. (in case you were wondering how I found out they melt!)
I used PhotoEz. Cheaper than Yudu.
Post # 7
Maybe a stencil and spray paint? Depends on if you can make a stencil though.
Post # 8
i just googled some screen printing links and it sounds pretty complicated for a newbie like me — was that your experience? (even the EZ one 🙂
there will be about 100 bags, so i am more than a little intimidated. the stencil idea might work though.
i’m thinking an alternative might be to make a cute tag for the bags but not have anything on them, which the guests might prefer in any case.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
how about stamps and ink? As long as I’m understanding correctly, I think it would look great and not be too hard to do at all!
Post # 10
@ eriqua — i was thinking of a custom design though, are there way to get stamps made like that?
Post # 11
Sure, just google! But stamps bigger than 3 x 3″ tend to get pretty costly, since they get more difficult to make. 🙂
Post # 12
so now i am wondering if the fabric paint/ink would work on the non woven propylene fabric — but i have a direction to search!
Post # 13
you could always take them to a screen printer and have them do it! its super easy, google one in your local area. lots of times they will help you with the design as well.
Post # 14
What if you made a stencil?