Heading to Legoland? Make my DIY Lego handbag to bring with you! I made an adult size bag and a child size bag so my daughter Kayla could carry her minifigures while we stayed at Legoland California for the opening of their new Legoland Castle Hotel. These bags are easy to make, look SO CUTE and are probably the most fashionable lego bag you’ll find.
I always like to surprise Kayla with a special accessory when we travel. Sometimes I make it and sometimes I buy it. I’ve made a Super Mario Bros. inspired bag for her, some Super Mario Bros. star gloves and a Lego trinket box before. The fun part about my DIY Lego handbag is you can make one for yourself too!
Here is what you’ll need to make my DIY Lego handbag:
- A crossbody camera bag in a traditional size (perfect for adults)
- A crossbody mini bag (you can use this for a child or yourself)
- Black heat transfer vinyl
- A cutting machine for the vinyl (I have this one)
- An iron and tea towel or similar
- 2 pairs of pliers to shorten the chain on the mini bag if you’re using it for a child
Here’s what you’ll need to do to make my DIY Lego handbag:
- Download my file for the Lego brick pattern.
- Upload my file into the program you use with your cutting machine.
- Adjust it as you see fit to accommodate your bag. For the Mini bag I adjusted the file to be about 5″ wide. For the larger bag I adjusted it to be about 7.5″ wide.
- Cut out your vinyl following the prompts for your machine and weed it (remove the parts that won’t be part of your final design)
- Iron on your vinyl. You’ll want the shiny side facing up towards you and to use a tea towel or similar on top of your transfer.
- If you need to shorten the bag chain for a child, you’ll use your 2 pairs of pliers to open the chain and twist apart. Take out as many links as you need and close the chain back up.
- That’s it! You’ve got a cute DIY Lego handbag.
Want to make my DIY Lego handbag but not ready just yet? You can pin the image below and it will be waiting for you when you are ready!
Take your bag on a trip to Legoland like we did or wear it around town. We got a LOT of compliments on ours during our stay at Legoland. I had a few people come up to me in the park and ask where we got them. When I revealed that I had made them one woman tried to pay me to make a set of her own. I politely declined but let her know I always give away my ideas and how to’s on my site so anyone can make their own.
We took these photos on the AMAZING playground at the new Legoland Castle Hotel at Legoland California. It just opened and Kayla and I were lucky enough to stay there the night before their grand opening.
Here are a few of my favorite things about the Legoland Castle Hotel:
- The themed rooms are fun for bigger kids too. According to Kayla she’s feeling a bit old for princesses and Lego Friends. We stayed in a Wizard themed room which was PERFECT for a kid who is currently very into wizards (hello Harry Potter) and Legos.
- Legoland Castle Hotel has a massive outdoor playground is perfect for burning off some energy in a contained space. This playground is great for most ages, feels spacious and has seating for parents.
- The Castle Hotel gift shop staff is incredible! I think the staff throughout Legoland is pretty great in general, but we came to LOVE to staff in the gift shop. We squeezed minifigure bags with them to find specific minifigures, got tips on searching for the coveted Mr. Gold badge and I watched my often shy child blossom into a confident conversationalist.
- The bubble party! This happens in the evening, right around or after dinner time on the lawn near the playground. You’ll see lots of littles dancing to music with bubbles flying everywhere. It’s the perfect way to get that last bit of energy out of your kids before heading to bed.
- The little things. From a built in toilet seat to accommodate the tiniest of tushies to in room amenities like a Keurig with hot cocoa and free juice and water for your family to grab on the way into the park.