DIY MOPS Tote Bag

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MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) has been one of the best gifts I’ve been given as a mom. Right after Riley was adopted, I was talking with a dear friend, Jen Steele, and sharing with her how out of touch I felt with all things toddler. She told me about a group she had joined at a local church called MOPS. They meet, have a hot breakfast, and talk about all things mom. They have childcare for your children and you connect with local moms.

I joined her table and met the most encouraging friends and mentors.

Now, the night I was talking with Jen, I met her friend, Renee who had just moved here from California. Fast forward to today, and Renee and I launched a MOPS group at a local Parish. I still attend the first MOPS group. I have such a connection with those moms and adore my mentor. Here in Scottsdale, the MOPS groups that we knew of all had wait lists. We knew there was a need for more moms to be able to attend, so Renee went for it! It’s our first year and wow… can I tell you how much respect and admiration I have for MOPS leadership teams? It is hard work, but the harvest is full!

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We made a tote bag for our speakers and I wanted to share the design with you. I removed the church information, so it is a generic version for you to use! With more than 4,000 MOPS groups meeting across the United States and in 35 countries around the world, chances are you probably know someone in MOPS. This would make a great gift for any of them!

Supplies:

  • HP Envy 5540 Printer
  • HP Iron-On Transfers
  • Printable Graphic (Download here)
  • Tote
  • Clothes Iron
  • Ironing Board or towel to protect the table’s surface

Instructions:

  1. Select the image you want to print from the PDF download.
  2. Load the HP 5540 Printer with HP Iron-On Transfers, face down.
  3. Send the images to the printer to print.
  4. Place the tote onto an ironing board or towel.
  5. Position and place the iron-on image facedown.
  6. Follow the instructions on the HP Iron-On Transfers package to transfer the image.
  7. When cool, carefully peel the backing paper away from the transfer.

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Heather (Brie Brie Blooms) - This is beautiful! I always forget about iron on transfers because of all the cutting tools out there. What a great project!

Mary Thompson - This is such a perfectly brilliant idea.
Bags are a necessity and I love your logo and creative bent and design.