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Austin, TX 78702

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D.I.Y. Sundae Tote Bag

Pei Sim


Paper Craft Pantry Blog DIY Cupcake Tote Bag

We may still be in February, but it sure feels like summer with the warm weather we are currently experiencing (and enjoying) here in Austin! It has me day-dreaming about those perfect spring days, which usually means spending as much time as I can outside before spring turns into summer. And if any of you have experienced summers here in Texas, you know how intense it can get! So savoring any kind of weather perfection whenever I can get it is always top priority.

If you follow us on Instagram, you know our studio schedule has been pretty full, with seven workshops in the last week and a half, including our 2nd Annual Galentine's Extravaganza!

I'd honestly been having a hard time narrowing down a fun D.I.Y. to share with you guys, knowing that my bandwidth was pretty maxed out. Naturally, inspired by my love of sprinkles and a handful of supplies we already had on hand in the studio — I give you, our Sundae Funday Tote!

With a little imagination and a bit of paint, I transformed a plain canvas tote into a fun statement accessory. From a beach or pool-side bag, to a carry-all for your farmer's market finds... this sundae tote will likely bring a smile to anyone who has a love of sweets! If you haven't noticed, I (and our entire P+CP team) are sort of food driven — with desserts and sweet as our main weakness :)

Have a wonderful weekend y'all!

xo,
Pei

PROJECT CRAFT TIME: 20 MINUTES

DRY TIME: OVERNIGHT

Paper Craft Pantry Blog DIY Painted Tote Bag
  • MATERIALS
  • Canvas Tote
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Yarn + Pipe Cleaner (optional)

First, use an old paper grocery bag or any paper to slip inside the bag to separate the front and back of the bag. This will act as a surface for you to paint on and it won't allow the paint to seep through to the back of your bag!

Next, layer on your first color — you'll want to apply several coats to get an opaque effect.

Now, the fun part! Add on "sprinkles", use different colors and place them in different directions.

As an added little project to finish off your tote, we whipped up a little pom-pom cherry to put on top! (Our pom-pom key chain D.I.Y. can be found here)

Paper Craft Pantry Blog DIY Tote Bag