Bedazzled lips gem stone tote bag

We’ve been super inspired by Stella McCartney’s 2014 resort collection featuring embellishments of lips and hearts this Valentine’s Day. In particular, this dress has been weighing on my mind:Stella McCartney lips dress

SO! We decided to create our own bedazzled lips and heart tote bags out of gem stones on tote bags. They’d make a sweet Valentine’s Day gift! See below for the full tutorial!


  • plain tote bag (we got ours from Joann, but you can also order from here)
  • gemstone glue
  • gemstones (jumbo size and normal size)
  • cardboard for in between layers of the bag
  • pencil
  • heart and lips template
  1. Start by drawing your pattern on the bag with a pencil. We used a heart and lips pattern.
  2. Place a piece of cardboard in the bag so the glue doesn’t seep through.
  3. Place all the gemstones down where you’d like them to be. Start with the largest gemstones first evenly throughout the design then fill in with the smaller gemstones.
  4. Glue them all in place.


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Photos by Ashley Isenhour

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