DIY: ‘Totes’ Tote Bag

Beach season is in full swing. We totes DIY’ed the perfect tote bag to stash all your sunbathing goodies and chick-lit in. Turn a boring canvas bag into a cheeky conversation piece with our Totes Tote. Totally!


  • Canvas tote bag (Michaels)
  • Letter Stencils (Michaels)
  • Heart Stencil (Print and cut!)
  • Acrylic Paint (Martha Stewart)
  • Foam brush (Michaels): for deetz on colors, see text below
  • ½ Yard lace
  • Scissors
  • Painter’s tape

How To

Step 1: Carefully cut out T, O, E and S stencils.

Step 2: Lay out TOTES, leaving space to reuse the T. (Tip: use a straight edge to align!)

Step 3: Tape down stencils.

Step 4: Paint with lighter shade and let it dry. Don’t forget to move the T!

Step 5: Lay lace over letters + tape.

Step 6: Paint with darker shade. (Tip: keep brush dry-ish to prevent bleeding!)

Step 7: Tape lace to heart stencil.

Step 8: Paint hearts (or stars or polka dots or kittens or whateva!) around bag.

Step 9: Let it dry then totes enjoy!

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