If you’re a fan of pumpkin spice everything, then I’ve got the perfect canvas bag painting ideas for you! This pumpkin spice stencil tote is easy to make and will look super cute as you carry your pumpkin spice latte around town! I used a digital cutting machine to cut back on the amount of time it took to complete this project but the design is easy enough that you could also just use a craft knife. This tote is great because you could also customize the look with any colors you want. So, grab your flannel and a scarf and let’s get busy welcoming pumpkin spice season!
Pumpkin spice canvas bag painting ideas supplies:
- Blank Canvas Tote Bag
- Waxed Paper
- Fabric Paint
- Cricut Explore Air 2 or Craft Knife
- Free “Pumpkin Is The Spice of Life” File
For these canvas bag painting ideas, you’re going to need to make a stencil out of waxed paper. I uploaded the Free “Pumpkin Is The Spice of Life” File into my Cricut Design Space platform but you can use any cutting machine you’d like. If a digital cutting machine isn’t an option, you could also run an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of butcher paper through the printer to transfer the design and then cut out the image with a craft knife. This option may take longer but the design isn’t super complicated so it’s totally possible!
Now that your stencil has been cut, use a hot iron to apply it to the front of your tote bag. Don’t forget to add the small inside sections of the letters!
Using the outline as a guide, paint the inside of the pumpkin with orange and brown fabric paint. Allow paint to dry completely.
Once dry, iron the pumpkin insets onto the painted sections to cover and protect.
With the stencil in place, apply black paint over the words and pumpkin outline to finish the pumpkin spice tote!
Once the paint has dried slightly, gently pull the stencil off the tote. Make sure that the paint on top of the stencil doesn’t accidentally transfer to the fabric.
How perfect would this pumpkin spice stencil tote look on a cool autumn day with a hot beverage in hand? Check out our video tutorial for this project below:
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.