Here is the final result of the hand painted canvas tote bag. There you have it! Jul 25, 2015 - Create your own painted pineapple canvas tote bag using a custom palette of your favorite summer colors. This gives your bag more of a bottom/volume. You don’t need any fancy crafting supplies to get the whole crew in on the action. This will get rid of all the folds and creases; it may help to clip it on all 4 sides so it doesn't shift as you work. How to Stencil a Canvas Tote Bag. Position your stencil where you want it, and then use painters tape to attach it to the tote. Step 2. Note: If you plan on washing your bag and/or don’t want the paint to slightly stiffen the bag, add some fabric medium to your dollop of paint and you’re good to go. Let the paint dry. With the help of my video tutorial, now you know how to paint mandala design on a canvas tote bag easily. I have used a very few craft supplies so you can do it yourself now. A very simple DIY canvas tote bag with a very cute, simple graphic pattern. I used a 5/8 stencil brush as well. Repeat on the other bottom corner of the bag. Measure properly for both of the corners and pin it down to make it easier. Sew about 3" across the corners. A good-quality tote from our assortment of wholesale tote bags and some markers, paints and patches will do the trick! Remove the tape and allow to dry. Feel free to give me your feedback about my recent tutorial of this canvas tote bag. I let my bag dry for 24 hours. On the bottom corners of your bag, you're going to pinch the corners and then sew across like shown. Repeat for each side of both straps. In this example I used the Zinnia Extra Small stencil with Benjamin Moore AF-385 Splendor as the stencil color. Step 1. Put something inside the tote so that your stenciling doesn’t transfer to the other side. Painting Your Canvas Tote Bags Grab a cup of water, some scratch paper, paper towels, apron, and you're ready to start! A blank canvas tote bag is the perfect, well, blank canvas, for all your kid-friendly craft endeavors. Tape off the (Light Coral) section and paint. Make sure if you are going to move your bag to another area you do this very carefully. Lay out your canvas tote bag flat and make sure to stretch it as much as you can. Cut the straps of the canvas tote, leaving 2" of strap on each side. Wrap the leftover canvas strap through the metal loops of the braided handles. Enjoy! We used the two sheets of copy paper. Glue the canvas strap on the inside of the tote with the fabric adhesive. You really don’t need as much tape as I used above.