Show Mom -and Mother Earth- Your Love

Here’s a Mother’s Day gift idea that even Mother Earth will love. A simple canvas bag from your local arts and crafts store can turn into a personalized, reusable tote. Perfect for grocery shopping, or taking to club activities and other social functions. Best of all, using reusable bags can help cut back our reliance on plastic bags which can contribute to litter, harm our wildlife and fill our landfills.

  1. Open Template

    Choose and open a Mother’s Day Tote Bag template below, or choose from a variety of Mother's Day Templates available on Avery Design & Print Online.

  2. Personalize

    Customize the design with your mother’s name, favorite phrase or a special message. If you wish, you can download a stock photo or use a personal photo to give your tote bag design a personal touch.

  3. Get Ready to Print

    Print your design onto an Avery T-Shirt Transfer. For light fabric transfers, you may need to flip or reverse the design before printing. Refer to the T-Shirt Transfer package for detailed directions.

  4. Iron On the Transfer

    Before ironing on the transfer, you may want to cut out the shape of your design from the paper. Make sure the tote bag surface is flat before ironing. Follow the directions in the package to iron the transfer onto the tote bag.

  5. Turn the Bag into a Gift>

    Now it’s time to get the bag ready for mom—roll it up and wrap it with a ribbon, or fill the bag with your mom’s favorite goodies!