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DIY Tote Bag Gift for Graduate

Send off a graduate in style with this fun DIY tote bag gift.

At a Glance:

Project #15046 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Fabric Creations Logo
  • FolkArt Stencils Logo
  • Leather Studio Logo
supplies

Leather Studio™ Leather & Vinyl Paint Colors - Rusted Pipe, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.99
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Leather Studio™ Leather & Vinyl Paint Colors - Black, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.99
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Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks - Grey Mist, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $3.99
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FolkArt ® Peel & Stick Painting Stencils - Floral

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $5.29
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FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Small - Serif Alphabet

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $4.29
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Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 3/4"

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $4.09
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Basecoating Set, 2 pc.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $6.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

Instructions

  1. Tape off 4½" from the bottom of the tote. Basecoat with Rusted Pipe. Once the paint is dry mix a small amount of Black to the Rusted Pipe and lightly distressed the painted section of the tote bag.
  2. Tape off 1½" stripes with the painters tape on the remainder of the tote bag. Paint with Grey Mist.
  3. Stencil the floral motif on the striped section in Black.
  4. Cut the leather strip in half and round the cut edges. Lightly distress the leather piece with Rusted Pipe and Black.
  5. Stencil "AND" in Black. Hand-letter "so the adventure" in Black, and stencil "BEGINS" in black.
  6. Using the painters tape, gently stick the tape to the tag to create a more distressed look.
  7. Punch a hole in the corner of the tag and attach to the handle with the ball chain hardware.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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