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DIY Color Block Tote

By: Uncommon Designs
July 17, 2014

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DIY Color Block Tote
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Hey crafty friends!  It's Trish from Uncommon Designs!  I just adore DecoArt's Americana Chalky Finish Paint.  By adore, I mean I am willing to paint just about anything with it.  Today I am going to share how I even used it on fabric with this DIY Color Block Tote!

I have used Chalky Finish Paint on a necklace, a homework caddy, a lamp, a desk, even an Easter game, but I had not tried it on fabric.  This was the perfect time to give it go.  I love the color block trend that has come around again, so I decided to make a few color block tote bags for a little goody bag for my oldest daughter's birthday party.  

Items needed:

  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz - Serene
  • Tote bags
  • 2" Chip Brush
  • Painter's tape


I picked up a few white tote bags from the craft store and gathered some Chalky Finish paint and painter's tape.  I love a project that only involves a few supplies, don't you? 

Instruction #1 - color block tote supplies
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Next, I taped off each of the tote bags with the painter's tape.  On a few, I used the lines of the handles and taped it off vertically.  On the others, I taped off a horizontal line around the bottom of the tote bag.  Time to paint... it only took one coat for perfect coverage.  That was amazing for me considering I had to make nine!

Instruction #2 - color block tote taped off
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I love how they turned out and they were just so incredibly easy. 

Instruction #3 - color block tote vertical
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I used so many fun colors, but I also personalized the bags with a monogrammed bag tag.

Instruction #4 - color block totes
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These bags are the perfect gift for any occasion and are so simple to make.  They have an upscale coastal vibe that you can copy for a fraction of the cost of the boutique.  Have fun y'all!

Instruction #5 - color block tote far off shot
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Be sure to visit Uncommon Designs  for more projects and to learn more about Trish.


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