DIY | Tasty Tote

DIY | Tasty Tote

DIY Ice Cream Tote

You know what makes spring really perfect besides warm weather? Ice cream! And not just any ice cream, the real tasty colourful kind!

To celebrate my love for not just the taste but also the look of ice cream, I decided to create a fun, easy and very quick bag tutorial. You could name it: your Tasty Tote!

It was pretty fun to do and it would be perfect as a craft to do on the weekends to prepare your tote to carry your beach items while you carry your tasty ice cream.

And here’s crazy idea: Don’t just decorate a tote bag, but use this DIY, for t-shirts, pants, skirts, you name it! Go all tasty crazy!

Here’s the tutorial including free downloadable templates!

DIY Ice Cream Tote


Plain tote bag | Transfer paper for light fabrics | Scissors | Iron |

Baking paper (if not included in transfer package) 


Download the Ice Cream template here

Download the Tasty Tote text  template here

DIY Ice Cream Tote


– Print your ice cream templates (or your own fun design) on your transfer paper according to the instruction on the package.

– Cut the design out trying to stay as close to the images as you can

DIY Ice Cream Tote


– Place the shapes face down on your tote bag in the arrangement that fits your style.

– Place a sheet of baking paper on top and iron over the shapes in a circular movement. (follow the instructions on your transfer paper package for the heat settings and estimated heating time)

DIY Ice Cream Tote


– After the shapes on the tote have cooled down, peel the top paper layer of.

If the paper still sticks to the image, don’t peel further! repeat the previous steps and let it cool down again.

After you have peeled all of the papers of, you can be proud to show off your new DIY Ice Cream Tote!

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DIY Ice Cream Tote

DIY Ice Cream Tote

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  • Lauren 8th June 2016 at 9:05 pm

    What a cute bag – I am trying to open the link to download the ice cream cones and instead 10 images come up. I would be so grateful for your help! Thanks…

    • Lana Red Author 10th June 2016 at 7:25 am

      Hi Lauren, How great that you are working on this DIY! I am not sure why the images won’t download properly, I will look in to it. But in the meantime you can also download the templates by right clicking on the link and selecting: “save linked file to desktop”. Or “open link in new window”. I hope this works! Happy crafting! xx Lana

  • Emily 17th October 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Do you mind sharing where you purchased this plain tote?

    • Lana Red Author 20th November 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Hi Emily, It has been a while so unfortunately I don’t remember where I bought it. Just that it was online and in a Dutch store. I actually bought a batch because I helped my sister make party favours for a friend and we had a few left over:)
      I am sorry I can’t be of much help here… Have you tried looking on Etsy?

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