DIY Autumn Stamped Tote

September 28, 2013

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This crazy simple DIY is actually quite similar to the stamped print t-shirt. It is insanely easy and it makes for a great project on those chilly Autumn days. 

The rubber stamps I am using were found at The Sun Was High, a craft supply Etsy shop ( I use Etsy for everything -ha). If you want to use the same ones for your tote, I am using the geometric set. They also carry a variety of other adorable designs. One that has really caught my eye is the kite stamp. Anyways, now that I am getting distracted, they are great little stamps and they worked really well for this DIY.

And if you want to know where to find your tote bag, I this one from In Druk Wekkend. It's 100% cotton and the acrylic paint goes onto it really smoothly.

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1. You'll need rubber stamps, a tote bag, acrylic paint ( I used three colors) a paint brush and a pencil. 2. Lay out your stamps in the desired pattern. Be creative! I used geometric stamps to create woods and a cabin. 3. Draw a line with your pencil across the tote bag to use as a guide for an even print. Brush paint onto your stamp and begin printing the design. 4. If you chose to do a design similar to mine, use the paint brush to hand paint some trunks on the trees. 5. Voila! It's that easy! To answer some of the questions I had last time I printed with acrylic, yes it washes very well. When you first print the paint will dry very quickly with a bit of roughness to it. After a wash or two there should be nothing left but soft pigment. Acrylic wears great and lasts for many washes. 

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Kati said...

What a cute idea today, I love the tote so much!

Have a fantastic day,
-Kati

Hannah said...

Must try this! I learned yesterday that I am in desperate need of a new library tote bag, and this would be an awesome thing to do. Plus it looks super cute... so... yeah. :)

Rebekah Bradford said...

that is such a cool idea! and I love those stamps!

Linda B said...

How adorable and perfect for fall! Such a great DIY :)

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Jenny Lee, The Dictioncanary said...

Such a cute tote! This is a great chilly fall day project. Such a great idea!

Jenny Lee

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Imogen said...

Looks wonderful, that is such a great idea.

Megan Colwell said...

This is perfect. I need to make me some totes for fall. Especially if I'll be hitting up the farmer's markets more. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Means a lot, and I'm happy to be a new follower.

The Braided Bandit said...

This bag came out SO well! I totally want to make my own now, going to keep my eyes open for cute stamps at the craft store next time! Hope you're having a wonderful day!
xo Hannah

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Nikki said...

Haha the In Druk Wekkend is a Dutch store, I though something was funny about their shop name ^^ It's a wordplay on "ImPRESSive". Anyway, I love your tote! I seem to be unable to think of a design that I would do right now, but I always love the idea of the woods, as I live so close to one :) xo

Elizabeth Anne said...

This is such a cute idea!! I will definitely try it. I could use another book bag....

Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

This is SO cute, doll! Your DIY's always make me smile :)

Xo, Hannah

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Heather said...

Such a cute tote bag! x

Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

FineandFeathered said...

Adorable!

Ice Pandora said...

Really cute idea, I have bought a blank canvas
bag lately but didn't know what to do with it!
You got me inspired by this one c: Xx

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