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For the past year, straw basket bags have been found hanging casually from the arms of well-heeled women and street-style stars alike. And after scrolling past post after post featuring the summery accessory, I know I had to have one — but I wanted mine to be special. Enter: the Brother P-touch Embellish. This nifty little machine makes printing on the prettiest satin ribbon super easy, so I could add a charming, personalized message to my very own It Bag. In keeping with the pink hue of the ribbon and the overall romance of the style, I opted to print, “La Vie en Rose” on the ribbon that I wrapped around the handle of my straw basket bag, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. And the best part? The whole project only took about 15 minutes.
- Brother P-touch Embellish
- hot glue gun
Start by powering up your handy P-touch Embellish and selecting the font you want to use. I went with an Art Deco-inspired font that reminded me of Paris — a fitting choice considering the phrase I printed on the ribbon.
For this project, I opted to print the maximum of nine copies at a time to get the repeating look I was going for. I continued to print on the ribbon without cutting it until I’d used up the whole spool since I wanted to have plenty to work with.
Apply a small dot of hot glue to one side of the basket handle. Press the end of the ribbon into the glue and start wrapping the ribbon around the handle.
Add little dots of glue as you wrap, making sure not to leave any gaps where the basket can show through.
Once you’ve worked your way all the way across the handle, apply one last dot of hot glue and carefully trim off the tail.
Now all that’s left to do is thread a foot-long piece of ribbon through the lid to act as a tie closure and fill your sweet new bag with all sorts of goodies.