Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DIY Fandom Totebag

DIY Fandom Totebag

Hey guys, Long time no see! (I say that way too much)
So I haven't posted this here yet, and I thought you guys might like to see it! 
Me and my sister made it for a friend quite awhile ago and I took pictures, wooooo.
Also if you haven't seen/noticed yet, I redid my design awhile ago, simpler is kinda my thing right now haha.
Anyway, on with the tutorial

What you need:
Tote bag // paint brushes // fine tip sharpie // cardboard // acrylic or fabric paint

Step one: 
Start off with a plain tote bag and wipe it clean with a dry towel or rag. I got mine from Walmart in the arts and crafts section for about $3

Step Two:

I did a sketch of the Hogwarts castle (Harry potter is liiifee) on mine and inserted a cardboard box so paint wouldn't soak through. You can freehand something, or do a quick google search to find an outline of what you want. (If you do that, just print it, cut it out with scissors or a craft knife and trace around your outline with with a pencil.)

Step three:
With a small paint brush do a quick outline of your sketch- it doesn't have to be perfect, you can touch it up later!

Step four:
With a larger brush paint in your outline. Near the bottom I added a bit of water to my paint to give it a bit of a washed/grey feel. 
You can now go around your edges to fine tune any mistakes you might've made, if you haven't made any you can move on!

Step five:
I decided to add a favorite quote of my friends- "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live" 
Again, you can go online and find an outline of a banner and cut and trace it onto your bag. Once you fill it in, let the paint dry before writing on it with a pencil. Using a small brush (or fine tip sharpie) you can add your quote

Aaand that's it! 

Just let it dry, then flaunt it around! It's great for carrying books, an extra jacket, your laptop, wallet, anything that fits!
I've got a couple post ideas actually, so that's good news;) 

Oh and are any of you guys doing NaNoWriMo this year? Curious if there's any fellow writers around here :)

Stay Minty,


  1. This is adorable! Love your blog :)

    arushee | unadorned gifts

  2. Love this, it looks so professional, you must have a very steady hand. Your blog design is amazing as well, I love the minimalistic look xx

    1. Oh thank you Martha! I'll be honest, my sister did a lot of the steadier parts haha. But ahh I'm so glad you like it! Thanks again:)
      xx Juli

  3. Very cute! I love doing different designs on bags :)
    - F -

  4. Ooh huge writer here! I didn't NaNoWriMo but it's def on my bucket list.

    Emily | Lynde Avenue


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