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Project

Monogrammed Beach Tote

Turn your plain tote bag into a personalized fashion statement with the June Mad About Color palette from Martha Stewart Crafts!

Materials

  • Cotton tote
  • Martha Stewart Crafts® Stencil Tape
  • Martha Stewart Crafts® Color Paint Set June 2014, 5--2 oz.
  • Martha Stewart Crafts® Foam Pouncers Set -- 6pc.
  •   Martha Stewart Crafts® Sans Serif Alphabet Paper Stencils

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Prepare your fabric surface by prewashing it to remove any sizing or leftover residue.

  2. Step 2

    For the Navy and Pink stripe bag, use Martha Stewart Crafts Stencil tape to tape off stripes at desired width. Then, for the navy bag mix Wild Blueberry with fabric medium and paint the bag with the pouncer. For the Pink and white monogrammed bag, first mix Wedding Cake with fabric medium and paint the whole bag with a pouncer. Let dry completely before beginning the next step.

  3. Step 3

    For the navy bag, remove the stencil tape, and tape off two skinny stripes flush to either side of the wider stripe of Wild Blueberry. Then, mix Poodle Skirt with fabric medium and paint the bag with the pouncer. Let dry completely before removing tape, then your bag is complete. For the pink bag, use Martha Stewart Crafts Stencil tape to tape off stripes and mix Poodle Skirt with fabric medium and paint the stripes with the pouncer. Let dry completely.

  4. Step 4

    To finish the pink bag, remove stencil tape and mix Wild Blueberry with fabric medium and stencil the monogram on the bag with the pouncer. Let dry completely.