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DIYPhotos by Erika Hodges

Looking for a quick gift or something for yourself? These DIY canvas tote bags are simple and quick.

They are perfect to use as a gift bag and to add a personal touch. Create one for your wedding bridal party, a bachelorette party, birthday party, goodie bag or just something to carry to the beach this summer! What you’ll need

  • Stencil
  • Fabric paint
  • Paper plate
  • Cardstock paper, cardboard piece or a few pieces of computer paper
  • Craft sponge
  • Canvas bag
  • Tape

Step 1

Lay the bag out on a table and place a piece of cardstock or paper on the inside to prevent the paint from bleeding into the other layers.

Step 2

Place the stencil on the bag wherever you’d like to have it. Tape down the edges to keep the stencil from sliding while you paint.

Step 3

Put the paint on a paper plate and use the sponge brush to start dabbing on the bag.

Step 4

Remove the stencil and let it dry. I chose to put a heart where Lansing is. If you want to put another design on top of the dried paint you’ll want to use puffy paint.


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Melissa Dowrick

Melissa Dowrick

Melissa Dowrick is a MSU graduate, M3 Group event planner and a dog mom of two. She loves fashion and fall is her favorite season. She embraces all the good things because life is too short to be unhappy!