With most shops these days moving away from plastic bags. It’s always handy to have a soft cotton bag rolled up in your handbag. Just in case you get caught at the checkout. I mean yes you can buy one but to me, that really defeats the point of getting rid of plastic bags! So after finding some plain reusable cotton bags, I thought they could do with a bit of a spruce up. Also, this project happens to be perfect for the “cotton” theme Int’l Bloggers Club which I’m super excited about joining for the very first time! Sharing how to stencil a Farmhouse Cotton Bag.
How to Stencil a Farmhouse Cotton Bag
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- Cotton Bag
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Coal Black Sample
- Foam Wedge
- Old plate or tile
- 1 x Thick piece of cardboard that fits inside your bag
- Farmhouse Style Stencil – I made this stencil from vinyl but this Farm to Table Stencil would also do the trick or any design that you like.
- Painters Tape
Step 1 – If you’re using a vinyl style stencil peel away the backing paper and apply your stencil to the cotton bag. If you’re using another stencil adhere to your bag using painters tape. This prevents your stencil from moving about. Pop the scrap bit of cardboard inside your bag. This will prevent the paint from seeping through to the back of the bag.
Step 2 – Pop out some paint onto your old plate or tile. Then using your foam wedge dab one corner into the paint. then pounce the foam wedge onto the plate or old tile a few times to get rid of excess paint. Then start pouncing the paint onto your stencil. If your right handed go left to right and vice versa if you’re left-handed. This prevents any smudging. Go light rather than heavy because it’s easier to go over a second time if a little light on rather than heavy to begin with.
Step 3 – Let completely dry. Remove your stencil.
And there you have a fun way to dress up a plain old cotton shopping bag to pop in your handbag or leave in your car!
Be sure to check out below all of the other fun cotton projects below from my sweet blogging pals from all over the world!