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I know so many of you have been asking for DIY projects, and they are back! This past weekend I made this out-of-town guest tote bag using stencil and fabric paint. The project is so easy! You can find canvas totes here, here or here if you’re looking for a heavier bag. The great thing about stencils is that you only need to cut them once, so take your time when cutting the design. The stencil I used is reusable, so you can apply the same stencil on several totes. Big thanks to my friend Carolynn from Two Brunettes who designed the entire set of templates (more coming up next!).

DIY do-it-yourself stencil oot out-of-town welcome wedidng guest bags free template


What you need:

Do-it-Yourself Out-of-Town Wedding Guest Bags

X-acto knife
stencil (can be found here)
spray fabric paint (like this one) or just fabric paint and a roller. I picked a cranberry color that can be found here.

Download One Love Stencil Template.pdf. Place design under the stencil and starting tracing it with the help with a X-acto knife. Once the stencil is ready, place onto the tote and tape the edges. Pin the inner circles of the letter O before painting. Paint the stencil and let it dry for an hour.

I will show you what goodies the welcome bag has in just a bit!

16 comments
  • Jen Wooster-McBride

    What a fun project. The possibilities for personalized designs are endless. Reusable OOT bags are a great way to be eco-chic!

  • Sarah Esther

    How Cute!!! I love it. I think I will make some for my clients, too!

  • Love this! What a great idea – definitely could be used in so many different ways. Thanks for the post!

  • Fun & easy to make and so cute! We love this project!

  • this is so very cute
    wish I had this in dec for my daughters out of country wedding
    these could be done for guest leaving the country on long flights
    now that they do not give snacks on planes anymore
    food for thought!!!!or flight!!!

  • jess

    these are awesome. so simple, chic and inexpensive. more projects like this, please!

  • Thanks for the idea and the template. I made 60 of these for my wedding this summer. Whew. Lots of work, but worth the effort. I did them in yellow. I would say that the spray paint didn’t work as I had hoped. I decided to use fabric paint with a sponge brush instead. It allowed for more control and got the “O”s just right. And dimes in the center get the “O” just right.

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  • Blanche Klassen

    I am doing an early childhood development program at one of the schools in the rural are of Pacaltsdorp George in the South Cape in South africa.

    Arts and crafrt is one of the areas that I focus on.

    We also involve with the Khoi Khoi to bring indigienous culture back.

    would appreciate any input

    regards

    Blanche

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