Stenciled Anchor Tote Bag
Set sail on a creative expedition with stencil craft ideas. Create an anchor stencil on a piece of freezer paper and use masking tape to create stripes. You can even use a canvas tote you already have to make a Stenciled Anchor Tote Bag from Savannah Starr.
- Canvas tote
- Anchor pattern
- Fabric paint – red, blue
- Fabric markers
- Freezer paper
- Blue low-mask tape
- Cosmetic sponges
- Paper plate
- Clothesline rope
- Optional: hair dryer
- Trace pattern on to dull side of freezer paper.
- Cut inside pattern line.
- Use masking tape to mask lines on tote.
- Repeat to cover entire front side of tote.
- Pour paint onto paper plate. Dab into paint with cosmetic sponge. Dab several times onto plate and then dab onto tote. Do not over-saturate with paint. If needed, add second coat of paint.
- Let paint dry or accelerate drying with hair dryer. Pull off tape to reveal painted stripes.
- Place pattern shiny side down onto tote.
- Use warm iron to iron pattern onto tote.
- Dab blue paint over pattern. Do not over-saturate with paint. Use hair dryer to accelerate drying process. Repeat to apply second coat of paint.
- Gently pull up stencil. Let paint dry completely.
- Use fabric marker to draw around anchor design. Tie clothesline into bows on handles of tote.
For a comprehensive photo tutorial of this project, check out How to Paint an Anchor Canvas Tote.