Design/DIY, Wedding

DIY Gold Heart Totes

Here’s a quick and easy project that I made for tote bags that held each of my bridesmaid’s gifts. I knew I wanted something other than just a paper gift bag and something that matched the rest of the wedding details. I contemplated dip dying canvas bags into blush colored Rit dye but decided on black canvas bags with metallic gold hearts instead.

To get started, I printed out a heart on computer paper, cut it out, and traced it onto the back of contact paper. After that, I cut out the inside of the contact paper heart to create a custom stencil. (Each heart stencil would be sticky enough for about 5 bags.) I used a flat foam brush to tap on the soft gold fabric paint – two coats seemed to be just the right amount. Once the paint was dry, I could easily peel off the contact paper stencil and voila, the finished product. So quick and easy to create something a little personal to put gifts inside.

For my little sister’s gift, I used a hot pink canvas bag with a gold heart that came out equally as cute! And yes, I made an extra to keep for myself too. 🙂

All you need for this project:

canvas bags

gold fabric paint


pen or pencil

contact paper

computer, paper, printer

foam brush

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