Thursday, April 12, 2012

I shop at The Hob

Like most of the world, I love the Hunger Games series.  I've yet to see the movie, but the books were so good!  If you're familiar, you'll totally get this:

I made a Hob shopping bag!  It was easy and fun, and I'm going to show you how I did it!

First, you'll need a plain colored, canvas bag and a bleach pen. Make sure you get the pen FOR WHITES because you want it to remove the color.  Also, the darker the bag, the better the outcome.

Put a piece of wax paper into your bag so the bleach doesn't soak through.

I found and printed a design I liked on the Hunger Games Mockingjay site.

I covered the back of the design with white chalk.

Then, I roughly traced the design, transferring the chalk to my bag.

I filled in the design with my bleach pen and waited! I made the bleach thinner in some areas for a vintage distressed look.

You can see how it started to change color.

When you have the desired color, rinse the bleach off in cold water.  I used the sprayer on the kitchen sink so I didn't smear bleach onto the rest of the bag.

Let your bag dry completely and then head off to the Hob for some of Greasy Sae's soup and bring home a bottle of Ripper's white liquor in your new bag!

I'm linking this up to all of my favorite linky parties!


Kristen said...

you are so creative! Love this bag, love the books too, I'm halfway through the 2nd one!

amanda said...

Cute!!!! What a great idea!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

how fun is this? I would totally carry it around. Love the Hunger Games. Great job!