Make an Anchor-Stenciled Boat Bag
Hit the lake in style this summer with a nautical-themed tote bag made using homemade freezer paper stencils.
- plain canvas tote
- freezer paper
- fabric paintbrush
- soft fabric paint
- utility knife
- cutting mat
- straight edge
Cut Out Templates
Once your templates are printed, use your utility knife and straight edge to cut them out. Hold onto the inner pieces that are removed when you're cutting (the white area of the "a," for example).
Iron On Templates
Lay templates on the canvas bag, shiny-side down. Put inner pieces where they belong. Take a hot iron and press template in place. Be sure to adhere the template so no fabric paint can seep underneath the freezer paper. Repeat the same process for the text template.
Take a couple sheets of scrap paper and slide them into your tote to prevent paint from bleeding through. Use your fabric paint and paintbrush and begin painting the template.
Once you've let the paint dry for at least an hour, remove the stencils. Use household tweezers to remove the small inner parts. Once the stencils are removed, you're ready to pack up your bag for the beach.