How to Make a Stenciled Tote Bag

Skip the traditional basket and make a personalized stenciled tote bag to carry Easter goodies.

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Materials Needed:

  • freezer paper
  • fabric paint
  • paint brush
  • X-Acto knife
  • tote bag
  • coordinating ribbon
  • painter's tape
  • hot glue gun and sticks

Print Out Design

Using your computer, lay out your name and desired graphics onto a piece of paper that will fit the scale of your bag. Print out your final design.

Create Stencil

Affix the printout to a piece of freezer paper — shiny side down — and a cutting mat using painter's tape. Cut the stencil design carefully with an X-Acto knife.

Iron On Freezer Paper

Iron your freezer paper — shiny side down — to the center of the tote.

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