Splashy Watercolor Tote

We’re taking a short road trip this weekend, and I wanted a new bag to use for my
snacks, notebook, magazines etc…
I don’t need a new bag.  I have probably a dozen to choose from, but who can
resist a pretty bag right?
I have had a few of these canvas bags on hand and have not been sure what I
wanted to do with them until I saw all of the gorgeous watercolors trending
right now.
Bright, splashy, and fun!
And the best part? This is a super thrifty DIY tote bag, and you just
can’t make a mistake.
Even for those of us who color outside the lines,
it all looks modern & chic when it comes to watercolor prints.
Here is what I used to make my “new” Watercolor Tote Bag…


I began by ironing my bag until it was nice and smooth, and used a few different
watered down acrylic paints to splash on my posies, pansies, roses & other flora.
You want to do all of the flowers first, do some big, some smaller, and just kind of
here and there.  I like leaving a little bit of space in between some of them.
Next I used a black fabric marker to accent and outline some of the flowers &
also make some leaves as well.  I filled in the leaves last, then added some accent
colors to some of the flowers like a bit of yellow or orange in the center.













Once your bag is dry you are ready to stuff it full of summertime goodies and hit
the road! You can load up your bag with books, flowers at the weekend market,
or a bottle of wine to take to your bestie’s house.

Call me though, and I will grab mine and meet you there 😉





















Until we craft together soon, have a great weekend!







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  1. That looks super fab – hard to believe it’s a DIY!

    • Hi Sarah,

      You are so kind, thank you! I am glad you like it. It’s just big enough to hold my loot and still look pretty 🙂
      Have a wonderful day- xo


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