Button Monogram Back to School Tote

I am joining up with a great group of ladies today for a button and dye back to school blog hop that you are going to love.  The hop is sponsored by Buttons Galore and More and Rit Dye.  My contribution is this great ombre button monogram back to school tote.  This is perfect to send your daughter back to school, give to the teacher, or heck give one to yourself as a special treat for mom.  You can also enter a fabulous giveaway below so don’t miss that.  

A great button monogram tote for back to school.  Perfect for the student, teacher, or a special gift for mom to carry herself.  Make your own ombre tote in a few simple steps.

I started with a plain white tote bag and liquid Rit dye in aquamarine.  I then grabbed the instructions for ombre dying off of the Rit website.  Don’t be intimidated by dyes.  The instructions on the website and clear and easy to follow.  No matter what type of dye technique you are looking for I would be willing to bet it is on their site.  So grab your dye and the instructions and get busy.

 

 
A great button monogram tote for back to school.  Perfect for the student, teacher, or a special gift for mom to carry herself.  Make your own ombre tote in a few simple steps.

Once my tote was dyed and completely dry, I grabbed a variety of orange buttons and some fabric glue.

A great button monogram tote for back to school.  Perfect for the student, teacher, or a special gift for mom to carry herself.  Make your own ombre tote in a few simple steps.

I traced a letter stencil onto my tote with a pencil.

A great button monogram tote for back to school.  Perfect for the student, teacher, or a special gift for mom to carry herself.  Make your own ombre tote in a few simple steps.

I then glued the buttons into the letter shape.

A great button monogram tote for back to school.  Perfect for the student, teacher, or a special gift for mom to carry herself.  Make your own ombre tote in a few simple steps.

Just let your glue dry and you are ready for school.

A great button monogram tote for back to school.  Perfect for the student, teacher, or a special gift for mom to carry herself.  Make your own ombre tote in a few simple steps.

Your tote bag is ready for gift giving or carrying your books.  Maybe you don’t like the monogram idea?  Add an apple or any other shape in buttons!  Let you imagination run wild.

A great button monogram tote for back to school.  Perfect for the student, teacher, or a special gift for mom to carry herself.  Make your own ombre tote in a few simple steps.

Now you can enter to win a great dye and button prize pack in the rafflecopter below.  Before you do I also have a 20% coupon code for y’all.  Use RIT20 on the Rit website when you order.  Now enter to win your prize below.  
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Be sure to hop along and get even more button and dye inspiration.
Buttons Galore Blog
Laura Kelly Designs
My Card Party
Laura Bray Designs
Scrappy Chick
Mel Designs
Ribbons and Glue
 

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