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"Maid of Honor" Painted Tote Bag

DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils

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"Maid of Honor" Painted Tote Bag

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Mark your friends' participation in your big day with a handmade gift that they will cherish.

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Learn more about DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils.


Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Deep Turquoise (DA524)
  • Yellow Gold (Metallic) (DA551)

DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils

  • Initial Impressions - Quirky (12" x 12") (PYI102)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • painter's tape
  • #1 liner brush
  • pen
  • cosmetic sponges
  • canvas tote bag (medium; color of choice)
  • alphabet stencil font of choice


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use painter's tape to keep the words straight. Place an alphabet stencil of your choice down on the bag. (Shown: Initial Impressions - Quirky) (You can tape it or just hold it down.) Load a clean cosmetic sponge with Deep Turquoise. Lightly pounce the word "Maid" on the first line.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Once you have "Maid" "f" "Honor", let dry completely. (See photo for placement.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the ring pattern next to the "F" to spell "Of".
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a #1 liner brush and Yellow Gold (Metallic) to fill in the ring band. Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use the same brush and Deep Turquoise to fill in the diamond. Rinse brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use the same brush and Cotton Ball to add detail to the diamond. Rinse brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Place the frame stencil from the Quirky Initial Impressions Stencil so the scrolls are at the corners of the design. Load a clean cosmetic sponge with Yellow Gold (Metallic). Lightly pounce over the scroll and repeat on all four corners. Wash stencil.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Once the bag is fully cured, it is ready to fill with wedding party favors.
    Step 7 Example
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