Teaching Thursdays: Happy Earth Tote Bag

Earth Day is right around the corner. This is a great day to remember how we all can work together, and do our part to keep our planet clean. One way I do my part to help the Earth is by taking my canvas tote with me to the grocery store. In celebration of Earth Day, I wanted to decorate one of my totes. Here is a great project anyone can create that will not only promote Earth Day, but also give your basic tote a new look. Keep the Earth happy by proudly toting this recycled tote. Julie Lewis designed this tote, and used primarily FolkArt fabric paint. The supplies needed for this are listed below, along with instructions.

PLAID Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Fabric™ Paint – Brush On – Wicker White
  • FolkArt ® Fabric™ Paint – Brush On – Yellow Citron
  • FolkArt ® Fabric™ Paint – Brush On – Coastal Blue
  • FolkArt ® Fabric™ Paint – Brush On – Licorice

Other Supplies

Transfer paper
Round brush #3
Liner brush #1
Flat brush ½”
Ultra Fine Point fabric marker
Piece of poster board
White canvas tote bag 13.5” x 13.5”


  1. Transfer earth pattern to tote bag. Insert board.
  2. Paint Earth Coastal Blue and Yellow Citron. Mix equal parts Wicker White and Coastal Blue for top area of earth.
  3. Paint arms Licorice. Apply face with black marker.
  4. Heat set paint referring to bottle instructions.

3 Responses to “Teaching Thursdays: Happy Earth Tote Bag”

  1. What an adorable idea!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: