a pretty cool life.: diy grocery tote bag + box tops for education

Thursday, September 10, 2015

diy grocery tote bag + box tops for education

If there's one thing I've learned about toting around four littles to school...to practices...to sports...it's that snacks are our friend.

The joke in our family has become that if I'm crabby at the end of the day, it must mean I'm hungry.  

Guilty as charged.  

My 8 year old recently learned the word hangry...and it's true.  

So in an effort to fight my hangry-ness {haha}, lately I've been shopping at Walmart for snacks to keep our pantry stocked.  

Now anyone who has been reading this blog for awhile or follows me on instagram knows how much we like to show our love for our teachers with random thanks...and we like to show that much love for the school too.  Collecting Box Tops is an easy way for us to support our school by donating.

And in case you didn't know:

  • Box Tops are worth $0.10 for your child’s school
  • Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs.
  • Over 80,000 k-8 schools participate
  • Schools can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need.
  • Box Tops for Education has contributed over $525 million to participating schools since the launch of the program in 1996.

Right now at Walmart, specially marked General Mills products have 5 {!!!} Box Tops per package.

I thought I'd have a bit of fun at my own expense and make a few tote bags to lug all those snacks around from school to practice to games.

"Making" the bags {really the computer and iron do all the work!} is super simple.  You could even make a bunch assembly line style and then gift them!

You'll need:

canvas tote bags
computer and printer
iron on / peel off transfer paper

Start by downloading and printing the files to transfer paper.  Follow the package instructions on how to feed the paper into your printer.

Download the #hangry bag pdf by clicking here.
Download the sorry for what I said when I was hungry bag pdf by clicking here.

Files are already mirror images, so no need to adjust anything before ironing!

Trim any excess transfer paper and center the images on the bags.

Still following the package instructions, apply transfers to bags and iron.  {Mine said to use a cotton setting for 2-3 minutes on a hard surface...not an ironing board...and to keep the iron in constant motion to avoid scorching}

Let cool completely and peel away!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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