My daughter is an expert at shopping the thrift stores and finding a great deal. When she asked me to make her a tote bag similar to the ones she'd seen online, I knew exactly where to start. I found a large, plain canvas bag and ironed on a fun saying with Joy embroidered letters.
It's quick and easy - just preheat your iron to the cotton setting, then remove the paper liner on back of each letter (exposing the temporary adhesive) and press into place on your tote bag to spell out your quote. Cover the letters with a cotton cloth and iron for about 30 seconds. I ironed it again from the back of the fabric for another 30 seconds.