Monday, August 10, 2020

10 on the 10th - A Market Bag and a GIVEAWAY!

I came across these hobo bags that were only 3/$1.00.  Most of our stores and market are not offering plastic bags anymore and are charging for paper bags.  I always have reusable bags in my car and when I saw these inexpensive, sturdy canvas bags, I couldn't resist!

I took a piece of paper and quickly drew a pattern....

...and inserted it inside the bag:

I grabbed a few paints and a piece of aluminum foil.  I always use foil when I paint - it is cheaper than plastic plates and can be folded up and tossed away easily!

I painted a tomato with a blend of a few red paints.....

..when it was dry, I used white paint as a base for the green stem - this covered the red well....

...and when it was dry, I painted shades of green over it:

I used a Sharpie to write the words:

And then folded up the foil and tossed it away:

It's the perfect size to pick up a few veggies from the market and only cost $.33 and about 10 minutes of effort painting!!

This bag was delivered to a friend filled with a few goodies!

I painted two of these, so leave a comment to be entered to win the other one!


Join my other 10 on the 10th bloggers and see what they created while spending less than $10.  
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winner is Jeanie at The Marmelade Gypsy

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Patti, I am laughing. When I first read this I read...3 for 100$. I thought, Lord have mercy these bags was much have a touch of gold on them! LOL! Then I figured out it was for 3 for $1.00. Girl, they are cute as button and look at you with your painting skills! I can't draw a straight line much less paint. Too stinking cute! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. What a deal! I love the design and I use foil or waxed paper when I paint too! Great minds think alike.

  3. So creative and cute! I love little crafts like this that spark my tired brain! (: There are so many possibilities for these little totes! I need to get to thinking of crafty ideas for the holidays this year and this one is great!

  4. Patti we are still doing the paper and plastic thing here. I love that little bag! Where did you find it? You made it so cute. I can think of a lot of used for it other than the market, although it is perfect for that!

    1. Tammy, we have a local dollar store here, it is not a chain, and they have some great deals!! I try to stop in every few weeks and these just happened to catch my eye!

  5. Adorable, Patti!!! I'll have to look for some of those canvas bags when I am out. It'd be fun to make some and give as Christmas and birthday presents. <3 Enjoy your week and yes, I'd love to win one. <3 ;)

    Happy to be with you for 10 on the 10th,
    Barb :)

  6. Patti I love this bag. I need to create a bag for my shopping day. Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Patti, this is adorable and you drew and painted a beautiful tomato. Great project!

    How weird is that our foid store did away with paper bags? They make you use plastic. Where's the logic there?


  8. What a great deal!! Love how you decorated the bag and that you used foil as a paint palette!!

  9. How cute! I love your market bag. Nice job, and the shape is adorable! Are your stores allowing you to bring in reusable bags? Here in Alabama, we aren't even allowed to bring them into the stores. Commuter coffee cups aren't allowed, either...all because of the Chy-nah Flu! We've taken a few steps back environmental wise...ugh!

  10. It's adorable Patti! What a great find at 33 cents! I use foil on my palette too, often foil saved after using it for covering leftovers. I used to use my own bags all the time when grocery shopping, but as Ricki said, we aren't allowed to right now...the number of plastic bags and amazon boxes we go through is worrisome, I try to recycle as much as I can. Your painting of the tomato is great!!

  11. Great bag for doing your marketing Patti. A surprise value for a canvas bag.

  12. How cute! I have plenty of tomatoes I could put in that market bag. Our stores aren't allowing reusable bags yet unless we pack our own groceries.

  13. It's just darling, Patti, and so very clever. I love your cheery tomato and the bag looks like a very nice size. Yes, we're all using our own bags these days. And good for all -- the store's costs, the environment and we know where our bags have been!

  14. Very clever and what a deal. I'd love to win one because that's the only way I'd ever have a hand painted market bag. If I had to do it myself it would probably look like a bag with a blob of catsup on it. ;)

  15. Such a cute bag Patti. Love your painting.