These easy DIY painted canvas tote bags are perfect for spring! You can create any pattern you want with painter’s tape and your imagination! Choose spring pastel colors and follow the tutorial below! They were a big hit at The Philly Home Show 2020!
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DIY Painted Canvas Tote Bags for Spring & The Philly Home Show 2020
January is an interesting month. I’ve lived in the North East my whole life and love the change of seasons, but lose interest in winter much more quickly than any other season!
During November and December you have some fun holidays to keep you going. In the beginning of the month you start out setting goals and getting organized! That keeps the momentum going, but by the end of the month, especially if you live in a place that has four seasons, you start to dream about warm weather and spring!
…or maybe that’s just me!
This weekend was all about The Philly Home Show! My blogging bestie, Michele, from Simply Michele B, and I lead two DIY workshops for the Make It Take It series. It is a series of DIY workshops offered to the guest of the home show for free! It empowers the guests to get their DIY on!
Make sure you read to the bottom to see which DIY Network celebrity we chatted with!
Everyone at The Philly Home show is looking for some spring inspiration! Because of that, we decided to give our guests canvas tote bags and endless possibilities for creativity! We chose some spring colors from Annie Sloan chalk paint that would appeal to women, men, and children. The colors we used below are Chicago Gray, Svenska Blue, and Scandinavian Pink.
This year we were sponsored by Solider 58, a home decor store and Annie Sloan chalk paint stockist located in Bordentown, NJ. They were so generous and gave us all of the items we needed! If you are looking to chalk paint some furniture in live in the area, make sure you head to them for your chalk paint!
How to DIY the Painted Canvas Tote Bags for Spring:
- Canvas tote bags
- Chalk paint or craft paint in spring colors
- Containers for paint (disposable & eco-friendly disposable)
- Painter’s tape (Frog tape)
- Precut parchment baking sheets
You can read all about our experience at last year’s home show at my post, “The Philly Home Show Experience,” and see the project that we made, “Wooden Bead and Tassel Napkin Rings!”
First, cover your work surface if needed and then place the precut parchment paper inside the canvas tote bag. This will prevent the paint from seeping through to the other side.
Second, decide on your pattern! I used painter’s tape to create a striped pattern on two of my bags! Then I used a set of two stamps that were made out of blocks of wood and twine! Such an easy way to create a stamp!
Third, start painting! If you are using the painter’s tape for a design, make sure that you press down and smooth the tape so that there are no areas where paint can seep under. Dip your paintbrush into the paint and wipe off any excess paint that is dripping.
If you are using a stamp, brush the paint directly onto the stamp. Make sure that the paint is covering the whole stamp, but is not dripping off the edges. Turn it over and press it down onto the canvas tote bag firmly. Press all around the stamp so that the paint transfers to the canvas tote bag evenly. Repeat the stamp process for as many times as needed.
Finally, peel the painter’s tape off of the painted canvas tote bag while the paint is still wet. If you need to do any touch-ups, you can do them now. Let your tote bag dry for at least 30 minutes or longer if the paint was applied heavily.
DIY Painted Canvas Tote Bags for Spring
Here are all of the patterns I created! I love the fact that there are so many possibilities and everyone’s were so unique!
Here are a few pictures from the home show!
The Philly Home Show is always a great time. You get to meet new people and catch up with a few old friends!
Michele and I got to chat with Jeff Devlin from the DIY Network! He’s a great guy and just opened his own woodworking shop in Exton, PA called Schoolhouse Woodworking.
Funny story, my husband and I were on a DIY Network show several years ago called “Good, Better, Best.”
Check out my blog post where I wrote all about it, “My Experience on a DIY Network TV Show!” You can also see a clip of the show!
We renovated our kitchen and Jeff Devlin was the host on the show! It was great to see him again, and even better that he remembered me!
We will be attending The Home & Garden Show in a few weeks in Oak, PA, and can’t wait to teach more people how to create their own masterpieces!
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