This teacher appreciation tote is so easy to put together, and it is a beautifully sentimental way to thank the people who have helped you or your child learn something new. To make this tote, start by picking up some iron-on transfer paper at your local office supply store or online (see Shop this Project below). Print the PDF download directly onto this transfer paper. Be sure to use an inkjet printer for this because a laser printer will melt the paper! We trusted our inkjet PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer to get the job done and it turned out exactly the way we envisioned the design. After you have printed the design, pick out your tote bag. I would recommend using a cotton or canvas bag for the best result with the transfer paper. Be sure that your bag is also a light color so that you can clearly see the pretty “Thank You for Helping Me Grow” message. Then, simply follow the specific instructions of your iron-on transfer paper to apply the design to your bag.
I personally love the idea of giving this teacher appreciation tote to teachers who can use it as a summer farmer’s market grocery bag. Or, this design would also look fantastic on an apron! Summer is coming up, so why not give your teachers something that is stylish and functional? Everyone could use an extra tote bag for shopping, traveling, or beach trips! Browse our other tote bag designs for even more inspiration. If you would also like to write a teacher appreciation thank you note, find our cute fruity thank you card that would match the theme of this bag perfectly. Whatever you do, don’t forget to thank your teachers and mentors for helping you grow! ~ Lia
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What an awesome idea! I’m definitely going to make one of these next year when my little boy is in school 🙂
Thank you! I loved giving my daughter’s teacher’s fun and handmade gifts when she was young 🙂
For some reason, the Lia Griffith info page printed first (on my transfer paper) and then the image (on regular paper).. so we wasted a transfer paper. We then had to put a regular paper on top of the transfer paper so the second page on the website (the actual image) would print on the transfer paper. My settings on my Mac were acting up :/
Oh no! That may have happened if you printed from your browser window, as opposed to downloading the PDF to your desktop. I hope you were able to make the project!
Do you have this image not mirrored so I can use the iron on paper I already have?
Yes, I just uploaded that PDF 🙂