A bottle of wine is absolutely a great way to say “thank you” to your guests. Today, you are going to add a little bit of detail to make that favor extra special. This is by adding a classic tote. A superb wine tote that will delight your guests. Read on for instructions.
What you need:
- Plain wine canvas tote
- Stencil (any design will do)
- Acrylic paint (any color)
- Stenciling brush
- Heat set crystals
Insert cardboard inside the tote. This is to avoid the paint to get through the other side and for you to achieve your desired design. Grab the stencil and spray a bit of stencil adhesive to attach the stencil to the tote.
Carefully place the stencil on top of the tote. Push it down to secure it. If you don’t want some designs of the stencil to be printed on the bag, put tape on them to avoid mistakes as you work.
Pour small amount of paint into a container and dip your brush into it. Start pounding the brush on the stencil. One great thing about the brush is that it really gets into the fabric creating a solid design on the tote. So, keep pounding until you have covered the entire design. Add more paint if you think the design is incoherent.
After that, set the tote aside to dry. Once dry, carefully remove the stencil. If want to add more designs, just repeat the previous steps on how to print your design on the bag.
Now, we are going to add bling on the design. Heat crystals are rhinestones that have adhesive back that heat up. Place your rhinestones wherever you feel it compliments the design. It is much better if you work on sections.
If you are satisfied with the positions of your rhinestone, take cotton fabric and gently place it on top of the tote covering the crystals. Set the iron to high and iron them down. Move it around the area where the crystals are. The heat melts the back of the crystals attaching them to the tote. Do this for about 5 minutes. After that, remove the fabric and touch the rhinestones to check if they are completely glued on the fabric. Continue positioning your crystals depending on what kind of design you want to achieve.
If all the rhinestones are set, then you are done! A beautiful and functional DIY wine tote made by your own hands.