Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Easy Stenciled Nautical Tote


 

I had another post all set to publish today but I just couldn't get excited about it. I wanted something different and fun and new. So much for having projects done ahead of time and waiting in the queue!!

I made a quick trip to Michael's after work to pick up a pack of canvas totes, craft paint, stippling sponges, and ribbon. I had a 40% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket, after all!!


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut an anchor stencil out of freezer paper. You could also print one out, trace it onto the paper, and cut it out by hand. Make sure you use freezer paper and not wax paper. Freezer paper is only waxy on one side.


I used my iron on a low, dry setting to iron the stencil onto the bag. Next, I stippled over the stencil using navy blue craft paint. I layered it pretty heavy so I only needed one coat.


I carefully peeled the stencil off and, while the paint was drying, made a bow out of the ribbon. I tried it out in a couple places but liked it best centered at the top. After the paint was dry, which took no time at all, I hot glued the bow in place.



I know I will be carrying this a lot!

 

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26 comments:

  1. That is a cool anchor tote. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. This came out SO cute...I love all things nautical!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    $520 Giveaway!

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    1. Thanks!! The more I look at it, the more I'm considering a different type of bow. But overall I like it.

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  3. This is adorable! Also, I find out about so many link ups through you!

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    1. I'm so glad! I love to share the fun.

      ~Cheryl
      Thanks!! The more I look at it, the more I'm considering a differnt type of bow. But overall I like it.

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  4. you should sell these Cheryl! It is just adorable!!! They would make a great gift for a summer shower! Susan

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  5. Love this tote, so cute and perfect for spring! I am always amazed at how you come up with the best projects :)

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    1. I already have some more ideas for totes :-)

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  6. this tote turned out to be adorable
    i am on a nautical kick right now, so it totally got me thinking...what can i do???
    Brett

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    1. There are so many options. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  7. I need to keep this one in mind for a birthday party for my daughter...what a fun craft, and all the girls would leave with a fun bag!

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    1. Wait until you see the French inspired ones I'm doing this weekend :-)

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  8. so cute. I can think of so many uses for this. Great job. Love your blog.

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    1. Thanks! Wonder if there is any bias there :-) Haha

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  9. Such a fun and cute project! Thanks for sharing #tbtlinkup

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  10. Um this is ADORABLE! I want to make one for Max to take up the Martha's Vineyard this summer! #tbtlinkup

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  11. I really like this idea. This would be a great project to do with my daughter!
    #tbtlinkup

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  12. You are so crafty! I am very jealous! Everything you do turns out amazing! I may have to try this!

    -Toni
    www.tonieveryday.com

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    1. Thanks Toni!! You should definitely give it a try, it's a simple project.

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