Dress up a plain canvas tote with a stylish design painted in your favorite colors.
Stylish and practical, a canvas tote makes the perfect beach bag, reusable grocery bag, or anything-and-everything bag. This funky geometric design evokes mountains, but you can create any design you'd like. Use tape to block off stripes, squares, or multicolored panels to make it your own. This DIY project is so simple, you can easily make a whole batch of bags to give as homemade gifts!
Lay your tote on a flat surface. Tape off your first design as desired.
Use fabric paint to fill in the area you taped off. Allow to dry before peeling off the tape. Repeat with other colors. (Overlapping shapes are encouraged!) When you are satisfied with your design, let dry completely.
Set paint with an iron on the cotton setting. Place a piece of paper or scrap cloth over the design to protect it while ironing. Flip tote over and repeat the process from Step 1 if you'd like to paint both sides.