Everyone loves a homemade gift. And this week, I am bringing you one of the easiest ones – a DIY Stenciled canvas bag. You can give it as the gift itself, or use it as a gift bag filled with fun surprises. (Might I recommend some homemade chapsticks or lotion bars?) Not only is it pretty – but practical, too. Everyone from your mom to coworkers can use an extra DIY tote for groceries or a trip to the farmer’s market. This year I’m even making ones for a couple of my neighbors to fill with treats from Trader Joe’s.
DIY Stenciled Canvas Bag
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What you will need for the DIY Stenciled Canvas Bag:
- Canvas bags (I get these from Amazon. They are a great price and size.)
- Acrylic Paint
- Washi tape
- Stencil Brush
Stencil Revolution sent me these gorgeous stencils to make the bags with. I’ve used their stencils for several other projects and love their quality. Also, they have just about any stencil you could imagine! (PS: Stay tuned to win $30 worth of stencils from Stencil Revolution at the bottom!)
How to Make DIY Stenciled Canvas Bag or DIY Tote
STEP 1: Place your stencil where you want it on the bag and secure it with the washi tape.
STEP 2: Dup the brush flat into the paint and tape onto the canvas keeping the brush upright. This will prevent the paint from bleeding.
Start with a light hard and build from there. I’d recommend going as dark as you feel comfortable to ensure the stencil doesn’t look faded.
STEP 3. Allow 20-30 minutes to dry and pull off the stencil
You’re done! It’s so simple anyone can do it. Plus, it’s relatively cheap and makes a cute DIY gift.
Now, who wants to win some stencils? Just fill out the form below to get started. Contest ends November 29. Good luck!