This Reader Transformed IKEA Reusable Bags Into a Personalized Gift

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We ❤️ IKEA!

From their Swedish meatballs to their furniture and bags, IKEA has so much to offer. You can even personalize some of these offerings like this week’s Happy Friday reader, Michelle! She bought some sturdy reusable IKEA bags and customized them!

This quick and easy thoughtful gesture would make pretty much anyone’s day, so keep reading to hear how she did it.

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I was shopping at IKEA last weekend and came across these reasonable priced reusable linen-like fabric shopping bags. My daughter had the idea to personalize the bags by adding her monogram. We purchased one of each of the available sizes, a 3-gallon and a 13-gallon.

iron on vinyl

I cut out her monogram using heat transfer vinyl on my silhouette cameo. I heat-pressed the monogram on each bag. She was so thrilled. In the future, we will be personalizing these shopping bags for gifts for family and friends.

awr iron on ikea bag

How nice would it be to give a gift using these personalized bags? You could give them for a birthday, graduation, or just because. So sweet and reasonable. I hope you enjoy this fun, frugal tip as much as we did!

ikea carts and bags display

Thanks, Michelle, for sharing this simple yet sweet gift idea with us! IKEA and DIY are pretty much some of our favorite pastimes, and I’m sure anyone who receives this would be so touched. With so many different IKEA bags sold, the customization possibilities are endless!

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Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University with 2 years of writing experience for LinkedIn, Celeb Magazine, and other various publications.


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Comments 12

  1. Leavesbegintofall

    Oooh! I love this!!! IKEA bags are my fave for everything. I didn’t even know they had canvas so I’m excited! And I absolutely love to monogram everything with my cricut!! Looks great

    • WestbergFive

      I love IKEA bags too! I was thrilled to encounter these bags at the store.

  2. Jeangirl

    How great! And this would also make a great gift bag!!

    • WestbergFive

      Yes, they would make a great personalized gift bag! You could use them for Easter baskets too!

  3. Tracey

    Wow; those look great; so professional looking too. I didn’t even know they sold linen bags; will have to check it out next time I’m there. Thanks for sharing!

    • WestbergFive

      Thank you for the sweet comment. I hope you find them at your store too! I was so thrilled to find them and at a reasonable price!

  4. Deb

    I use totebagfactory.com as a crafting source for bags. Huge selection, good customer service.

    • WestbergFive

      Good to know. I haven’t heard of that website before. I will have to check it out. It is always fun to personalize bags!

  5. mamasweetpea

    thanks for sharing. I’ve been looking at craft stores for canvas bag to create totes for my scout troop without breaking the bank. I think this may just be the thing. Thanks.

    • WestbergFive

      I am so happy to hear this is a great (reasonable) option for your scout troop. You are so welcome! 💙

  6. Shelly

    Can’t seem to find the price on these

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      In my area, the smaller one is $1.99 and the bigger one is $2.99. Hope this helps, Shelly!

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