Thanks to Krylon for sponsoring today’s post and the Color of the Month contest! All opinions are honestly my own.
Now that summer is in full swing, I’m starting to dream about our summer vacation to Myrtle Beach! Even though I still have a month or so to wait, I thought it would be fun to create a tote bag I can use there as well as when I’m just running errands at home to remind me of the ocean. It was really simple to do, and only requires a few basic supplies.
Step 1: Prep your bag by placing a paper bag or newspaper inside to keep the sides from getting stuck together. Also, cover your work surface with newspaper, a sheet, or a drop cloth.
Step 2: Create stripes on your bag by placing tape across the front of the bag. I would place a piece of tape, then skip the width of another piece before placing the next. Make sure the tape is firmly adhered to the bag so the paint doesn’t bleed under the edges.
Step 3: Spray the top of the bag with Peekaboo Blue. Peel off the tape and let it dry completely.
Step 4: When the stripes are totally dry, place pieces of tape over top of them to cover them while you spray the other shade of blue. Again, make sure the tape is firmly attached. Then, spray a coat of Navy Blue and remove the tape.
Step 5: You could easily stop at this point, but if you want to make your bag more nautical, use an anchor or other beach-themed stencil to add an image. I used an anchor in the bottom right corner and filled it in with white fabric paint using a sponge brush.
It’s that simple! A few pieces of tape and a few quick sprays later, you have a fun, colorful bag that’s perfect for trips to the beach or just around town.
I’m thrilled with how it turned out…I think it looks like something you’d find in a store on the boardwalk, and I can’t wait to put it to good use! What about you? Would you use a Nautical Tote Bag like this one? If you’re a fan, I would love for you to vote for my project in Krylon’s Color of the Month contest a little later this month! I’m up against some talented bloggers who also used some of the same paint colors to create their own nautical-inspired projects. I’ll provide a link soon so you can check it out and give a girl a vote if you like!
Here’s to a beachy summer!