November 06, 2012

Superstar Bag

Today's tutorial is a simple way to congratulate someone in your life.  I made this "Superstar Bag" for my boys, to get out when they've done something special or worked really hard at something.

While I don't really shower my kids with gifts, I think even simple things can be a gift.  I might grab something in the dollar bin that they might like, and then when there's a reason to celebrate I can put it in this bag and hang it on their door.  It might be a pair of socks I thought they'd like or even a book.  

To start, I sewed a simple cinch sack from some extra fabric I had.  (I'm not going to reinvent the wheel here.  If you want a great detailed tutorial on how to sew one, check out THIS one from Dana.)  If you don't sew, you could use any simple bag.  

After the bag was complete I took my Tulip fabric marker and wrote "You are a superstar" all over the bag again and again. 

Then I cut out a star from my Tulip glitter transfer sheets.  I love these because you can do glitter without the mess.  Just peel off the top layer, place a cloth over the glitter, and iron it on.  That's it.

Then I used some old shoelaces for the strings.

I explained the idea to my boys and they were super excited about it.

They can't wait to see it hanging on their door one of these days. 

What do you do to celebrate little accomplishments?  I think one of my sisters has a "You are special plate."  Any other fun ideas you guys have?  I'd love to hear them.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Love it! I need to do one of these for my boys. I don't have anything special yet, but I think this would make special memories for them :)

  2. So cute! you could also do the same thing with backpacks!

  3. This is a great idea. My son loves to get rewards and we've done book bags, similarly. It's amazing how much anticipation is built when you hide something in a bag. : )

  4. How fun! My boys would love this!

  5. Aw, such a cute idea!

  6. YAY!! everyone wants to be a superstar now don't they.....

  7. We give our kids tokens which they put on a chart. When they fill up the chart, they get to choose something from the reward box. Just little things that I've picked up from discount stores, things they always ask me for but I never get them. Scratch n sniff stickers, matchbox cars, fun mini notebooks etc...

  8. I love this idea! I'm going to steal it for tantrum-free days!


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