Easiest craft ever: How to make an iron-on transfer canvas bag

This project may be the easiest way to embellish a canvas bag; there's no painting or sewing involved. Canvas bags are handy when you want an inexpensive reusable bag for shopping or carrying a change of clothes, but they aren't always the most attractive accessories. If you want a little more form over function, while still retaining the function, iron-on transfers are quick ways to add decoration.
In this tutorial, images of cacti nicely blend with the canvas' natural color to create a desert landscape. You may use any images you want, but for picture clarity, stick to images about 4-by-6 inches. Anything larger can become blurry when printed.
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Materials
- Inkjet transfer paper
- Three online cactus images, about 4-by-6 inches each
- Inkjet printer with color ink
- Scissors
- Iron and ironing board
- Canvas bag, natural color
- Key ring tassel (optional)
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Instructions
1. Choose three images online and put them on a single document.
2. Insert the transfer paper into the printer, and print out the three images. Trim off excess paper so the three images are contained within a rectangle.
3. Turn on the iron to the setting listed on the transfer paper's package.
4. Smooth out the canvas bag on a hard work surface. Make sure any inner pockets are moved out of the way of where you will iron the images.
5. Place the images face down where you want them to be.
6. Press the iron to the back of the images, following the instructions on the transper paper's package. Carefully pull off the backing when it is cool to the touch.
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7. Add a matching tassel to the zipper of the bag i(if it has one) for extra style.
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