DIY Monogram Polka Dot Totes

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It’s Springtime and time to start thinking end-of-year teacher gifts! Or, hey, these cute bags could be given as gifts for any occasion. Or better yet, just whipped up for your own adorable self – ha! My large polka dot design was inspired by some darling designer bags I saw on Zulily – wish I could remember the designer!!!

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You can find a 3-pack of canvas totes at Wal-Mart.

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Use a cup to pencil in circles for you large polka dots. Then paint them in with acrylic craft paint mixed with a little bit of water.

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After allowing the circles/dots to dry thoroughly, go back and pencil in , then paint the monogram initial in wherever you like. I used a paint color that matched the canvas of the bag, thereby giving it “stenciled” look.

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I’m planning to give these to my 4th grader’s teachers with summertime goodies stuffed inside. Hopefully, the bags will send them off to summer vacation in style!

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CY, Laurie

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1 comment:

SayNotSweetAnne said...

Wow, from the pictures it really LOOKS stenciled! This is a really great teacher gift, or even a party favor. I think you can buy even smaller blank canvas bags at Hobby Lobby as well - man my head is swimming with the possibilities! If you're not too busy, I'd love if you would come link up to Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-2/