I love this trash to treasure project, a) because it’s repurposed, and b) it’s so easy!! My Mother-in-law gave me a bunch of bank money bags that are no longer used at bank branches. They are great because they are long and narrow. I wanted to make something to match my upcycled dollar bin pouches for traveling. I decided to make this repurposed Bank Money Bag into a laundry travel bag for my suitcase.
- Canvas bag
- Acrylic craft paint
- Stencils of choice
- Small paper plate
- Jewel glue
These bank money bags are the perfect size for your laundry to fit in a suitcase.
I wanted to write “my stuff” on the bag to match my dollar bin pouch I upcycled. To make it easy, I started with the center letter “u” and worked my way out.
When stenciling, make sure to dab the excess paint off of the spouncer. Less is more. Stencil it in an up and down motion to prevent bleeding.
Note: I like to wash and dry my stencils in between each letter to keep them clean. It helps to keep a couple towels handy.
To place the “my” I stenciled the “y” first for ideal placement.
I also stenciled a border on the bottom right corner. I added some rhinestones with some jewel glue.
Here is the AFTER.
Here is a photo of my entire blinged out travel kit! I’m so excited to use it… now where should I go?
What would you make out of a canvas bank money bag???