Today I’m sharing a fun Halloween DIY project. Pastels, glitter, and bright color palettes are an emerging trend for Halloween decor and accessories. It’s everywhere and I’m loving it! Really who wouldn’t love a cheerful Halloween?! I’ll show you how to turn a simple tote bag into a fun fashionable piece for the Halloween season. All you need is some fabric paint, tote bag and a cutting machine.
So let’s get started!
Halloween DIY project tote supplies:
- Darice Canvas Tote
- Fabric Paint
- Darice Pom Pom Garland
- Hot Glue
- Cutting Machine
- Darice Sponge Brushes
- Transfer Paper
Step 1. Because we don’t want the paint to bleed through, you will need to add a cardboard piece in your canvas tote. I had a VERY thick piece of cardstock that I was able to use perfectly.
Step 2. I made my stencil using my Silhouette Cameo, but any cutting machine will work. I found the image in the Silhouette library – Design ID 225870. Make sure to measure the tote and size the image to fit.
Step 3. Next I weeded and transferred my stencil to the canvas tote.
I used a “hand dandy” sponge brush to add my paint. Only one coat is needed and it dries within 5 minutes.
Step 5. Now it’s time to gently pull up our stencil. With this vinyl and paint we have no bleeding! WOOHOO!!
Look at how AMAZING this turned out! But it still needs something extra….
Step 6. Pom pom garland! I went through my pom pom garland stash to find the best coordinating color.
I used my “trusty” glue gun to add the garland across the top of the tote bag.
Voila, all finished. I had this tote bag made in less then a hour. It took me longer to decide on what image I wanted to use!
If your loving this bright and cheerful feel of Halloween, then check out this Halloween Neon Sign I made last year.
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Courtney from Crafts by Courtney is a mommy to three great boys (who keep her busy) and wife to a loving husband. Crafts by Courtney is where she makes easy-to-follow craft tutorials and posts all the do-it-yourself parties she’s created! Crafting has always been a big part of Courtney’s life since she was a child, and some of her favorite childhood memories are crafting with her mother and sister.