Photos 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
- Fabric paint
- Paper plate
- Cardstock paper, cardboard piece or a few pieces of computer paper
- Craft sponge
- Canvas bag
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.
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.
Put the paint on a paper plate and use the sponge brush to start dabbing on the bag.
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.