DIY Paint Splattered Patriotic Tote Bag

Hello everyone! I’m happy to be sharing with you this super fun painted splattered Patriotic Tote Bag that I made for my June Silhouette Challenge woot! It was fun indeed to make. I love painting fabric, remember my Em’s and Mommy Coordinated Aprons? It was fun painting Chef and Sous Chef =D.

DIY Paint Splattered Patriotic Tote Bag

DIY Paint Splattered Patriotic Tote Bag Tutorial

This patriotic tote bag is easy to make but it takes some time to be ready. The result is pretty good though! The funny thing is that I end up making an American patriotic project because I didn’t’ read the whole instructions LOL. I could have done something from Venezuela where I lived most of my life of Brazil where I actually was born Haha.
Aaaaniway I enjoy lots making this patriotic tote bag and I actually use it often hope you like it too.

So, Ready to check this Patriotic Tote Bag out???

What you need:

  • Fabric paint {I used red and blue}
  • White fabric {2 pieces 40 x 60 cm}
  • White fabric {1 piece 80 x 16 cm}
  • Patterned fabric {2 Pieces 40 x 60 cm}
  • Patterned fabric {1 piece 30 x 15 cm}
  • White felt {2 Pieces 40 x 60 cm}
  • Old toothbrush
  • Vinyl or freezer paper stars.
  • 1 white small button
  • 1 Big button {I used blue}
  •  About 10 cm of elastic cord.

DSC_5409 I made some starts on my Silhouette studio {app} and filled the whole area {did you know that now you set one image and it can fill horizontally and vertically? wow}. Then I cut it on my Cameo using freezer paper. I remove all the paper leaving only the stars and using one of the 40 x 60 white fabric I placed and ironed the stars on it.

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Then I protected a table with paper and using a plastic surface I placed the star masked fabric there and secure it with small pieces of tape. I deluded the paint with some water, just a few drops to make it a bit thin. With the toothbrush I started splatting the paint on half of the fabric with blue and the other half with red.

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 I left it dry for a couple of hours and then removed the stars carefully. Tadaaa! The paint is done!

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Now to the tote bag.

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My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!

36 Comments at DIY Paint Splattered Patriotic Tote Bag

  1. Camila

    This bag is so cute! We’re featuring it our Independence Day Round Up at Reviews, Chews & How-Tos: http://rchreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/independence-day-diy-round-up.html Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Camila

      Yayyyyyy how awesomeee!!! Thanks so much for the feature!!!
      XOXO

  2. Camila

    What a fun creative idea! Thanks again for linking up with us!

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much, glad you like it and glad you stopped by!
      XOXO

  3. Camila

    I love how this came out! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Friday Frenzy!

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much Danielle! Happy to have you visiting!
      XOXO

  4. Camila

    Very cute bag AND model! Pinned. Thank you so much for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    1. Camila

      Awwww thanks so much for including me on the compliment =D!!! I’m glad you like my bag it was so much fun to make and to take pictures LOL!!!
      XOXO

  5. Camila

    This is awesome! You got a new follower on bloglovin :)

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much Kayla! Glad you like it!
      XOXO

  6. Camila

    love this!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Pinned!! and featured on facebook ♥

  7. Camila

    I love it! I was looking for some “do it yourself” bags to make to use for grocery shopping and other such things! This is a project the whole family could get a piece of. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Camila

      Woot! That would be so much fun if everyone get involved! Would love to see your bag!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
      XOXO

  8. Camila

    This is really cute! (I love your blog, too. So pretty) :) I’d love for you to stop by and link this up at my Off the Hook Mondays Link Party!

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much, glad you like it!
      XOXO

  9. Camila

    This is awesome! So cute and easy with the splatter effect. I am terrible at sewing but I think I could do that.