DIY Market Tote Bag

Learn to make this washable market tote in only 30 minutes!
Now that fall is officially here, it’s time for pumpkins, corn, apple picking and markets. If you’re looking to add your own personal flair on your grocery tote, boy do I have the easiest project for you! You can make a plain canvas tote colorful, fun and completely washable all in about a half hour. Here’s how:

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: tote bag, Painters, tape, iron, stencil

Learn to make this washable market tote in only 30 minutes!I used Painters on canvas, but they work on just about any surface (plastic, wood, glass, metal, fabric, and more!). You can grab a coupon for them right here AND Painters is hosting a monthly contest from now until December where you could win a prize valued at $500 for showing off what you make (check out #StyleByAisle and #PaintersStyle on social!). The Style by Aisle with Painters Contest will have a different theme each month (this month is Clothing, Accessories, Shoes), so you can really get creative. Read more about it here!

Learn to make this washable market tote in only 30 minutes!Decide on what phrase or shape you want on your bag, create it in photoshop or word, and print it out. You can also freehand your design, but the stencil is a huge help if you don’t have that confidence! Slip stencil inside tote and tape in place. Trace around your letters with the Painters and fill in.

Once your design is complete, set with heat to make machine washable. And just like that, you’re done! Easy peasy, don’t you think?!

Learn to make this washable market tote in only 30 minutes!I’ll pretty much be sporting this bag with me all season. Chances are it will either be filled with flowers or caramel apples at all times. You know, the necessities.

Learn to make this washable market tote in only 30 minutes!

Learn to make this washable market tote in only 30 minutes!

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  • Amber Kemp-Gerstel

    I love a tote and I love this project! Way to use those markers in an awesome way!

  • Amy

    So fun!! I love the polka dots you added, too. I’ve got a tote project in the works, they’re pretty much my favorite kind of DIY.

  • Rahel Walliser
  • http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/ Cyd

    This is so good! I am kind of scheming some trick or treat tote bags using this technique. Love!