DIY Lyrics BagHello all! I have an exciting project to introduce to you! I am pairing up with a talented musician Gina Cimmelli and creating a “12 months of art& lyrics” project. What does this mean, exactly? Well, each month you will find an art/craft/fashion project on this blog featuring Gina’s lyrics. All projects will be most definitely fun and creative- so there is a lot to look forward to! We are starting this venture with a project that launched this whole idea: a lyrics tote bag. So, let’s go ahead! It’s simple enough to create yourself. What you will need exactly? Not much!


tote bag (I got this navy tote bag at Michael’s)


fabric marker

masking tape

fabric paint

printed lyrics

For the lyrics bag, I picked “Don’t be mad” song. It’s one of my favorites from Gina’s first album. I played with some fonts in Photoshop first.

SONY DSCTip! I used masking tape instead of drawing lines on the actual bag. I wrote the whole thing in pencil first. Then I went over it with fabric marker.

lyrics bag collage


 After I finished the lyrics, I thought that it needed a little extra something. Just a touch, so it wouldn’t take away from the lyrics. My idea was to add bits of fabric paint using my paint dotted technique.



SONY DSCThoughts on our first art & lyrics project? Stay tuned for the next lyrics project in May! In the meantime, stop by to read some of my stories, I have a bunch planned out, as well as some art & craft tutorials. And remember to check out Gina Cimmelli’s music! Until next time, happy creating! Love, Marketa

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  • Jessica BevilApril 3, 2014 - 8:34 pm

    I think this is super cute! My question is, did you freehand the lyrics or trace them on paper that would show up for you to write over? I’m asking because my handwriting is pretty but if it’s something I’m going to be looking at a lot, I’d want it as close to pristine as possible.ReplyCancel

    • Bohemian GirlApril 3, 2014 - 9:31 pm

      Hi Jessica, yes I did freehand. Looking back, I would have been a bit more precise, but I tend to work organically sometimes and it just felt like it was going to be more fun when i just go ahead and freehand lol.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer WilliamsApril 3, 2014 - 5:52 am

    That is such a neat idea. I would like to have one with some of the first cute things my kids have said, like my oldest with the “I spilled an egg” type thing.ReplyCancel

  • Linda CarmicalApril 3, 2014 - 3:50 am

    Really really like this bag idea. Gives me ideas for lots of stuff. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Bohemian GirlApril 7, 2014 - 3:11 am

      Thank you, Linda! I really hope it has inspired you to create something! DIY power 🙂ReplyCancel

  • SharonApril 3, 2014 - 12:08 am

    This is a really neat project! I love taking plain items and turning them into something amazing.ReplyCancel


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