DIY Striped Flowered Tote

The other day I got a lovely box of goodies from Martha Stewart Decoupage in the mail to try out.
In it contained some new products designed for creating decoupage on fabric!
There was a special glue for creating an oilcloth finish on fabric, a matte formulation for gluing fabric to fabric permanently, some decoupage paint brushes, colorful paints, and a various assortment of die cut fabric appliques, which can all be found at Micheal’s Craft Stores. And it’s all machine washable. I’ve tried gluing on fabric before but the project was ruined when I washed it, so I’m so glad there is a product like this now.

Would you like to make one ? Here’s how:
A plain tote from the hobby shop
2 inch wide painters tape
Acrylic paint
Martha Stewart Fabric to Fabric Durable Matte Finish formula
Martha Stewart Decoupage Fabric Die Cuts
Tape stripes onto the tote every other 2 inches
Paint the white spaces and let dry.
Apply glue to the back of the die cuts and let dry.
Apple two coats of the decoupage glue over the appliques to seal it, letting it dry between each coat.
This is th epart my kids like to help out with. They love to glue and paint.
The appliques will be clear once they’re dry.


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  1. Sew Blessed Maw says

    Adorable.. I love it.. I will have to check out the new decoupage.. I love doing this kind of crafting.. thanks for sharing.