DIY Mean Girls Tote Bag

It’s Mean Girls Day! In case you’re wondering why today of all days is Mean Girls day, it’s because of this scene. As a total Mean Girls fan myself, I couldn’t let this day pass by without doing a fun DIY project! It’s so fetch. Before we begin, I want to encourage you to see what I did last year, because even with a 5 day old baby, I had to celebrate! How cute was teeny tiny nose-picking Hailey?! I can’t handle it.

I created not one, but FOUR different Mean Girls quotes that you can put on a bag! This project is perfect because you can carry these bags all year long to show off your love for Mean Girls. You can do pretty much any quote you want to, but I picked four of the more iconic ones. And I made a template so it’s super easy for you to do it, too!

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It’s Mean Girls Day! As a total Mean Girls fan myself, I couldn’t let this day pass by without doing a fun DIY project! It’s  so fetch . I love a good tote bag, so I had to make my own and of course, it’s pink! Click for the tutorial and the FREE Cricut cut files. #meangirls #totebagdiy #cricutprojects

You will need:

Pink tote bags (here)
White iron on vinyl (here)
Cricut (here)
Standard grip mat (here)
Cricut tools (here)
Iron (similar here)
Cut template ( this link or this link)

Directions:

It’s Mean Girls Day! As a total Mean Girls fan myself, I couldn’t let this day pass by without doing a fun DIY project! It’s  so fetch . I love a good tote bag, so I had to make my own and of course, it’s pink! Click for the tutorial and the FREE Cricut cut files. #meangirls #totebagdiy #cricutprojects
  1. You have two options for the template, for a total of 4 quotes. To see them, go to this link or this link for your cut files.

  2. Load your vinyl and cut the quote(s) for your tote. For a more in-depth post on how to cut iron-on vinyl, go to this post for the full directions. Don’t forget to mirror them!

  3. Weed your vinyl to remove the excess. Do this carefully so you don’t end up ruining any of your letters.

  4. Center the decal, then iron it onto your bag. Make sure you wait for it to cool completely before trying to peel it!

It’s Mean Girls Day! As a total Mean Girls fan myself, I couldn’t let this day pass by without doing a fun DIY project! It’s  so fetch . I love a good tote bag, so I had to make my own and of course, it’s pink! Click for the tutorial and the FREE Cricut cut files. #meangirls #totebagdiy #cricutprojects
It’s Mean Girls Day! As a total Mean Girls fan myself, I couldn’t let this day pass by without doing a fun DIY project! It’s  so fetch . I love a good tote bag, so I had to make my own and of course, it’s pink! Click for the tutorial and the FREE Cricut cut files. #meangirls #totebagdiy #cricutprojects
It’s Mean Girls Day! As a total Mean Girls fan myself, I couldn’t let this day pass by without doing a fun DIY project! It’s  so fetch . I love a good tote bag, so I had to make my own and of course, it’s pink! Click for the tutorial and the FREE Cricut cut files. #meangirls #totebagdiy #cricutprojects
It’s Mean Girls Day! As a total Mean Girls fan myself, I couldn’t let this day pass by without doing a fun DIY project! It’s  so fetch . I love a good tote bag, so I had to make my own and of course, it’s pink! Click for the tutorial and the FREE Cricut cut files. #meangirls #totebagdiy #cricutprojects
It’s Mean Girls Day! As a total Mean Girls fan myself, I couldn’t let this day pass by without doing a fun DIY project! It’s  so fetch . I love a good tote bag, so I had to make my own and of course, it’s pink! Click for the tutorial and the FREE Cricut cut files. #meangirls #totebagdiy #cricutprojects

Now, go shop til you drop with your new totes! Or, give them as a gift to a fellow Mean Girls lover with a bottle of Rosé inside and a pack of popcorn. Pop in a copy of the DVD if you don’t think they have it! Also, be sure to go watch Mean Girls on this most joyous of holidays. It’s the grool thing to do.

Pink Disco Ball New Year's Eve Party

I absolutely love disco balls, glitter and sequins, so it’s no surprise that New Year’s Eve is one of my FAVORITE parties to plan for. It’s the one time of year that you can dress up in glitzy glam from head to toe, and not seem like a weirdo. Last year, I left my New Year’s plans to the very last minute, and ran to my local dollar store to grab some items. While it came out really cute in the end, this year I wanted to plan it out a whole lot more. I wanted it to be PINK. And SHINY. AND DISCO BALLS. Gimme allllll the disco balls! And, since Christmas can be super pricey (goodbye, money!) I wanted this party to be affordable. So, I ran around my house and collected a few items, while also investing in some pieces I can use again and again. I have to say I’m really happy with the results. Can I live in this party permanently?!

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

Since this party has a whoooole lot of stuff going on, I wanted to make it easy to get a list of all the supplies. It's all here in this excel sheet, right down to the confetti! You'll know exactly what I used and how much to order, in case you want to re-create the party, or to purchase a specific item. It'll come straight to your inbox in just minutes!

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.
Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

To dress up your party, opt for an elegant white tablecloth instead of the usual plastic ones. This one is made of polyester and resists stains, so it’s perfect for popping it in the washer after the party is done! It’s also affordable too, just in case you end up with stubborn stains that just won’t come out. 

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

Every New Year's Eve party needs as much sparkle as possible! These glasses are dressed up with some basic and inexpensive star wire, and I think they’re so worth it! Because pink + tinsel + champagne = perfection. Top them with a disco ball stirrer and you’re in business, baby!

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

For a fun party favor your guests are sure to love, grab a pack of disco ball cups! I have one I got on a Carnival cruise a few years back and I use it at almost every party I throw. It's the BEST for using on New Year's Eve!

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.
Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

For the table setup, I grabbed a bunch of white and pink items, and created a disco ball table runner! It was super easy, since all I had to do was scatter some disco balls down the center.

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

I also set up a bar in the corner to hold all our supplies. It acted as both a champagne bar and a confetti bar! All I had in this corner was a black desk, so I covered it up with a giant silver sequin tablecloth and some pink velvet to match the theme.

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.
Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.
Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

I also wanted to create a little "lounge" area, so I gathered some ottomans and pillows to make it comfy. I set everything up in the corner, and added a small table for everyone to set their drinks on. My zebra tray was the perfect addition. This little lounge didn't cost any money and looked super cute!

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.
Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

These balloon animal dogs got to make their debut once again. They make me so happy.

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

While we were ready to party the night away, Roger snuck in and explored before having a rest under the table. Maybe he was impersonating the zebra so he wouldn't be seen?!

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.
Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

Woohoo! And just like that, another year came and went. It's past New Year's Eve now, but if you're itching to have this party, I think it would make a great birthday party, bachelorette party, or even a Valentine's Day party! Be sure to request the excel sheet now, so you can get the full list of supplies in a handy excel sheet!

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

Gift Guide for the Barbie Girl

Are you a Barbie girl, in the normal world? It's a pretty dull place to be, when your head is full of dreams for pink homes, great fashion, and trendy accessories. Alas, there is a way to bring your Barbie World love back into the normal world. And that's by grabbing as many pink items as you can!

Make your life a little more Barbie Pink with these awesome items! You’ve got barbie shoes, pet care, and even closet organization! We could all use a little more glam in our lives. #barbieshoes #barbieclothes #shoppinglists

1. Sneakers 2. Makeup Brushes 3. Barbie Necklace 4. Barbie Backpack 5. Pink Sunglasses 6. Barbie Purse 7. Pink VW Beatle 8. Lip Stickers 9. Dog Bone Bowls 10. Pink Glitter 11. Dog House 12. Fling Tumbler 13. Bow Heels 14. Pink Planner 15. Heart Hangers

Sneakers- We all know Barbie loved her shoes. Unfortunately, she usually did it Cinderella-style, because we somehow managed to lose one them. With these sneakers, it's almost as if you found those missing doll shoes. Plus, this counts as wearing heels, right?

Makeup Brushes- Barbie wore a lot of makeup over the years. With these brushes, you can have that flawless look too! They’re perfecting for trying out the newest trends. I don't know how well they work, but they sure are pretty! 

Barbie Necklace- Since nameplates and Barbie were all the rage when I was younger, this seems like the best of both worlds. Wear it when you need a pop of color, to show your affiliation with the Barbie brand, or to convince creepy bar guys that your name really is Barbie.

Barbie Backpack- A teeny pink Barbie backpack to hold all your cool essentials. I remember the days when tiny backpacks were the “in” thing. They need to make a comeback! We don't need half the things we carry in our oversized purses. Who do I talk to about this?!

Pink Sunglasses- These sunglasses are so ridiculous to me because they really remind me of the cheap plastic sunglasses that came with Barbies in the 2000’s, and I love it. I had several pairs of sunglasses with funky colored lenses, and I wore them until they weren’t cool anymore. Ah, the good old days.

Barbie Purse- for those of you that aren't willing to embrace the tiny backpack trend, try this purse! It’ll hold all your essentials, and then some. It’s got a girly shape and sporty stripes, so it’ll match with any outfit, plus it adds a pop of color!

VW Beatle- I think Barbie cemented our tweenage desire to own a VW beetle. This car was THE car to own back in the days. Now you can commemorate it and enjoy the beetle without, you know, having to drive it everywhere. 

Lip Stickers- Barbie is known for her iconic pink lips, and now you can be, too! Just place these stickers on everything and everyone you interact with and they'll be sure to remember you. 

Dog Bone Bowls- What else would your purse pooch eat from? This has one bowl for food, one for water, and one very cute bone-shaped tray to keep your floors clean. Because although Princess is adorable, she’s pretty sloppy sometimes.

Pink Glitter- Everything is better when it's covered in pink glitter. That is a fact! Use this pink glitter to add a little sparkle to note cards, tea light holders, and just about anything, really.

Dog House- Barbie has had lots of pets in her lifetime, but I imagine her favorite must have been some sort of small puppy. With this, your pampered pooch can have her own Barbie Dream House. Dream car not included.

Fling Tumbler- since Barbie is getting married to Ken every few years, I bet she would love this tumbler. She puts the Kardashians to shame with the sheer quantity of weddings she’s had. Oh Barbie… never a bridesmaid, always a bride.

Bow Heels- Barbie loves her heels, and so do we! They’re pink and have a bow, which is all you need in my book. Plus they’re Kate Spade! I mean, if Barbie could walk in heels with her disproportionate body, you can too, right?

Pink Planner- This planner is perfect for jotting down all your hopes and dreams, like Barbie and her very many career paths. I feel like if Barbie taught us anything it’s that you can have any job you set your mind to, and look damn good doing it!

Heart Hangers- These hangers are amazing because they remind me of some doll ones that I had way back in the day. Barbie would clearly hang her clothes on these! It might be a little much to get a whole closet full of these (or not) but I think hanging your party clothes on it would be a perfect use for them.

So which one of these items do you like the best? Do you have any items you own that stem from your Barbie collection? Let me know in the comments below!

Painted Corkboard and Barbie Push Pins

I have a sliiight obsession with desk items. I've got a whole bunch of pens, some cute tape dispensers, and even a cute felt cactus on my desk. Hoarder is one word that can be used to describe me, but I prefer collector. Luckily the differentiator between a hoarder and a collector is how your items are presented and stored. As long as it's neat, there's nothing to worry about, right? 

I tend to hold onto papers and fortune cookie fortunes that are all too relatable, so I needed somewhere to keep them where I could actually see and use them. In addition, I wanted to have it be something really fun! In what is one of my easiest tutorials to date, I'll show you how to make your very own painted cork board and Barbie push pins!

I decided to use my slight obsession with Barbie to create this awesome pink cork board with matching Barbie shoe magnets and thumbtacks. Click for the full tutorial! #deskorganization #barbieclothes #corkboardideas
I decided to use my slight obsession with Barbie to create this awesome pink cork board with matching Barbie shoe magnets and thumbtacks. Click for the full tutorial!
I decided to use my slight obsession with Barbie to create this awesome pink cork board with matching Barbie shoe magnets and thumbtacks. Click for the full tutorial!

You will need:

Corkboard/magnetic whiteboard combo (here)
Small magnets (here)
thumbtacks (I used gold, but these are nice too!)
E6000 glue (here)
pink paint
toothpick
painters tape (here)
Barbie Shoes (authentic vintage ones from Ebay, or similar here)

Directions:

1. Tape off the sides of the corkboard.

I decided to use my slight obsession with Barbie to create this awesome pink cork board with matching Barbie shoe magnets and thumbtacks. Click for the full tutorial!

2. Paint the corkboard pink. I used Martha Stewart Satin Paint in Pink Dahlia.

I decided to use my slight obsession with Barbie to create this awesome pink cork board with matching Barbie shoe magnets and thumbtacks. Click for the full tutorial!

4. Peel off the tape while the paint is still kinda wet. Touch up the paint and use a toothpick to remove any extra paint from sides.

I decided to use my slight obsession with Barbie to create this awesome pink cork board with matching Barbie shoe magnets and thumbtacks. Click for the full tutorial!

5. Space out your magnets on the whiteboard and place a small glob of glue on each. Let cure for 2 minutes (or according to instructions) then place the shoe onto it. Hold for 30 seconds, then let dry for 24-48 hours. Please note that not all whiteboards are magnetic, so make sure you find one that is!

I decided to use my slight obsession with Barbie to create this awesome pink cork board with matching Barbie shoe magnets and thumbtacks. Click for the full tutorial!

 I did the opposite for all the thumbtacks, putting a small glob of glue onto the shoe itself, then placing a thumbtack on after it cured. Hold for 30 seconds, then let dry for 24-48 hours.

I decided to use my slight obsession with Barbie to create this awesome pink cork board with matching Barbie shoe magnets and thumbtacks. Click for the full tutorial!
I decided to use my slight obsession with Barbie to create this awesome pink cork board with matching Barbie shoe magnets and thumbtacks. Click for the full tutorial!
I decided to use my slight obsession with Barbie to create this awesome pink cork board with matching Barbie shoe magnets and thumbtacks. Click for the full tutorial!

Now, gather up all your cutest photos and postcards, and hang them up!

I decided to use my slight obsession with Barbie to create this awesome pink cork board with matching Barbie shoe magnets and thumbtacks. Click for the full tutorial! #deskorganization #barbieclothes #corkboardideas

You can also scribble notes on your whiteboard, like dinner dates and brunches with friends!

If you want more Barbie fun, be sure to check out my Barbie Shoes Tote Bag and Gift Guide for the Barbie Girl!

I decided to use my slight obsession with Barbie to create this awesome pink cork board with matching Barbie shoe magnets and thumbtacks. Click for the full tutorial! #deskorganization #barbieclothes #corkboardideas

I know I'm way too old for this, but I still really love Barbies. I peruse the doll aisle at Target every once in a while to see what they have. This cork board is a fun and nostalgic way to show off your Barbie love. So what do you think, will you be making one of these for your desk? Did you love Barbies as a kid, or were you over her faster than you can say "Barbie Dream House"? Do you still have a soft spot for her? Let me know in the comments below!

Barbie Shoes Tote Bag

So lately, I’ve been talking a lot about being comfy in the warmer weather. One of the biggest parts of that is wearing comfortable shoes. However, sometimes you really want to wear that cute-but-uncomfortable pair. Or, maybe you just got a brand spankin’ new pair of shoes and you just can’t wait to wear them for the first time. Before you know it, you’ve got a blister situation happening and you’re wishing you had an extra pair of shoes to save you. Don’t worry- I got you covered! With this Barbie Shoe Tote, you’ll be walking on Easy Street in no time. As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. I think I've got this one in the bag ;)

This tote is as easy to make as you want it to be. If you’re looking for a no-sew project, just print the design onto transfer paper and iron it on your bag. If you want to give your bag a fun look, sew some new straps on it. I also think this would be great on a drawstring shoe bag too, or even a t-shirt!

As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable! #barbiedoll #totebag #barbieclothes

You Will Need:

As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable!

Tote Bag (here or slightly larger here)
Ribbon (from Michaels, similar here)
Sewing Machine
White Thread (here)
Iron-on transfer paper (here)
Shoes Printable (FREE! See below for more info)
Color Printer (I have this one and love it!)
Iron

As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable!

 

Psssst. If you want this to be an easy no-sew project, skip to step 4. 

1. Cut the straps off your tote bag.

2. Use your cut straps to measure out your new ribbon, and add a little bit extra.

3. Following the little bit of leftovers from the old straps, sew your new straps onto your tote bag.

Can we talk about how excited I am that I remember how to sew?! I took a free sewing class 2-3 years ago at Mood Fabrics, where we made a tote bag. I had to consult my sewing manual a little, but I was giddy over actually remembering what I needed to do haha. Anyway, moving on...

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable!
As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable!

4. Carefully cut out your Barbie shoes iron-on transfer paper. Get as close to the edges of the lettering as you can.

5. Run a lint roller over your bag to remove any stray hairs or lint. Otherwise, they'll get permanently embedded under your iron-on transfer.

6. Place your iron-on transfer paper onto your tote bag where you would like it to go. I decided to have mine go diagonally across the center. It felt very 90's this way!

7. Iron the transfer paper onto your tote bag according to the directions of your iron-on transfers. Let cool completely before peeling.

As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable! #barbiedoll #totebag #barbieclothes

And there you have it! An awesome tote bag for toting around your real-life Barbie shoes. It's perfect for the 90s Barbie girl in you. It's also great for kids and Barbie collectors, if you wanted to use it as a doll tote! It is a Barbie bag, after all. Or, use it to hold doll clothes and accessories. 

As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable! #barbiedoll #totebag #barbieclothes
As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable! #barbiedoll #totebag #barbieclothes
As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable!

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

I'm loving this Barbie tote bag for carrying around an extra pair of shoes! Sure beats a plastic bag. Do you usually bring an extra pair of shoes along with you, or do you tough it out for the day? Let me know in the comments below!