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Video: Mean Girls Burn Book (Bag) DIY


Welcome back to another Theatre Nerds DIY! Today we will be doing a Mean Girls Burn Book (bag)!

What You’ll Need:

-pink tote bag (or any color, then paint pink)

-black and white fabric

-Black, white and red puffy paint


-fabric glue

-Burn Book photo reference


To begin, rip small, varying sizes of the black and white fabric. It helps to get an image reference online of what the real Burn Book looks like. Have enough scraps for each letter to spell out “Burn Book”. Once you have your eight pieces, begin to write in each letter onto each piece. Using the photo, you’ll be able to get specific details of each unique letter. Once you have done this, put the letters to the side to dry. Puffy paint takes up to 4 hours to  completely settle, place them in the sun to speed up the process!

While your lettering are drying, bring out your black puffy paint to begin to do the detailing on the bag. Since most of it is scribbling, the combination of photo referencing as well as just having fun will do the job! Allow everything to dry for 4 hours!

Once your lettering and bag has dried, you can finally place your “Burn Book” letters in place. Once they are positioned in your ideal spot, go ahead and take your glue, and adhere the fabric to the tote bag.

For the finale touch, we will find center between “Burn” and “book” to place our iconic lipstick kiss. Using your puffy paint, draw out an simple lip smack to finish off the look!

Once everything is dry, you are now able to flaunt your new Mean Girls bag around town! We can’t wait for it to open on Broadway this month.

Hope you all enjoyed another Theatre Nerds DIY-if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment below!

Follow me @kbettiniart on Instagram for projects and other fun things.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Written by Katie Bettini

Katie Bettini is an Los Angeles based artist and designer who received her BA in theatre design. Katie is now working in film and television but continues to indulge in her biggest passion, theatre by crafting and creating Theatre Nerds DIY videos!

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