DIY Gold Glitter Heart Tote Bag

April 8, 2014

Follow this easy tutorial to learn how to create your own gold glitter heart tote bag.

When I cleaned up and organized my office last week I came across some extra cotton tote bags that I had left over from a craft party I hosted awhile ago. Since my sister in law is getting married this weekend I thought it would be cute to make some tote bags for each of the bridesmaids. So I gathered some supplies I hand on hand and created 10 of these cute gold glitter heart totes.

I used freezer paper to create the stencils. Just like my gold stenciled pillows, I also used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the freezer paper. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you could also cut the stencil by hand using an x-acto knife. If you do this, be sure to cut on a cutting mat or scrap of thick paper, like chipboard.

Mix equal parts fine glitter and mod podge to create a glittered paint that doesn't rub off.

Supplies:

- Natural cotton tote bags
Fine glitter in any color you like
- Mod Podge (I used the gloss finish but the matte finish would also work as well)
- Freezer paper
- Heart stencil (download the SVG file to use with your Silhouette or Cricut or the PDF file to cut by hand)
- Paint brush
- Plastic cup
- Iron and ironing board

1. Cut the heart shape out of a piece of freezer paper (if you’re using a Silhouette Cameo, here are a few tips on creating a freezer paper stencil). Adhere the shinny side of the freezer paper to the tote bag using a hot iron without steam.

Use freezer paper to create a stencil that stays put.

2. Mix equal parts Mod Podge and glitter in a plastic cup. Paint the inside of the stencil with a thin even coat. It will look slightly milky but the Mod Podge will dry clear.

Mix equal parts fine glitter and mod podge to create a glittered paint that doesn't rub off.

3. Once dry, paint a second coat. Allow that to dry completely then add a third coat of the glitter and Mod Podge mixture.

Mix equal parts fine glitter and mod podge to create a glittered paint that doesn't rub off.

4. Once the third coat is completely dry, very carefully peel off the freezer paper stencil. Then you’re done!

Follow this easy tutorial to learn how to create your own gold glitter heart tote bag.

Check out the other projects I’ve created using my Silhouette Cameo.

Floral gift wrap by Rifle Paper.

4 Comments

So easy yet so cute! The possibilities are endless with Mod Podge + glitter!

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Sami @ Poor & Pretty

Love this!! Can I ask what is freezer paper?

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Amy W

    Thanks Amy! Freezer paper is a thick white paper that has a plastic like coating on one side. It comes in rolls and can be found in most grocery stores with the aluminum foil and plastic wrap. It’s intended use is for wrapping up meat before it’s frozen but it works as a great stencil paper on fabric. The plastic/waxy side adheres to fabric when it’s ironed.

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    Sarah Post author

Sarah you have now just inspired something for those extra totes I have in my studio !
Thanks for the awesome inspiration.
Gina

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Gina

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