DIY Summer Tote Bag

How About Orange

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With summer upon us, it's essential to have lots of easily accessible totes to grab for an impromptu road trip, a day at the beach or park, or just to head out and gather groceries for that weekend BBQ.

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Designing your own tote bag is a quick and easy project to do with friends, kids, or solo, with a refreshing cocktail at your side. Inexpensive, plain canvas bags are easy to find at any craft store.

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How About Orange has a well done step-by-step tutorial on how to permanently print a saying or drawing on a tote in a professional way that won't run or wash off. All you need to get started is a tote, Xacto knife, foam brush, freezer paper, Inkodye and an idea. 

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Head on over to How About Orange for the details, and start making your very own custom tote for yourself or as a special gift.

(Images: How About Orange)

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Alysha is a photographer and designer living in Seattle who loves dark chocolate, tea, and all things furry. In her spare time you'll find her with paint in her hair renovating her 1919 Craftsman and sharing the process on her blog Old House New Tricks.