Beach tote bags are chic, stylish and have loads of space. A grass, straw or canvas tote bag is the ultimate essential for a trip to the beach. There are a lot of lovey personalized painted tote bags available to buy, but we thought it might be fun to personalize one for ourselves. It’s a great project to do with your kids on a rainy summer day while waiting for the sun to come out. It takes just 30-60 minutes depending on how creative you want to be.
We will show you how!
DIY Painted Beach Tote
What you will need:
- Straw or bamboo tote bag
- Outdoor Acrylic paint for straw tote or fabric paints for canvas tote
- Charcoal pencil
- Monogram stencil (optional)
Step 1: Using the Charcoal pencil, draw your design.
Step 2: Paint your initials, your name, or the name of your favorite beach. If you are the creative type, you can paint it freehand or you can pick up stencils at your local hobby shop. Allow to dry completely.
Step 3: Embellish with tie tassels or Pom Poms on the handle to add some sassiness.
But don’t limit yourself to straw bags either, canvas bags for great too. If you are feeling a little more daring, we have found some other easy designs to paint on your tote. Show your Joie de vivre! They may take a little more time depending on your skill level, but it is worth the effort.
Here are some illustrations of simple designs for inspirations:
Before you know it the sun will be shinning, so grab the sunscreen, towels, water, and snacks and get ready to show off your new tote at the beach.
Not sure you want to take on this task? Shop our cute selection of Beach Totes here.