Nautical Canvas Tote Bag

Nautical canvas tote bag

What You'll Need:

Canvas Tote
Cording or Rope
Blank Stencil
Anchor Template
Light, Medium and Dark Multi Surface Acrylic Paint
Sponge Stencil Brushes
Tape Runner
Scrap Cardboard

Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 45 Minutes (Not Counting Dry Time)

How to Make a Nautical Canvas Tote Bag

We found your new beach bag! This adorable Nautical Canvas Tote Bag is just what you need to hold all of your supplies for summertime adventures. Try customizing it by using a nautical themed scarf or cording in place of a rope accent.
  • 1 Download & print

    Dowload our anchor pattern and print it out.

  • 2 Tape & cut

    Tape the print out to a blank stencil and cut out anchor.

  • 3 Run tape runner

    Run tape runner around the anchor on the backside of the stencil.

  • 4 Place stencil

    Position stencil tape side down on canvas.

  • 5 Place scrap cardboard

    Place scrap piece of cardboard inside the bag to prevent bleeding.

  • 6 Sponge paint

    Sponge dark blue on bottom part of the anchor, medium blue on the center and light blue on the top, working the light into the dark.

  • 7 Remove stencil

    Carefully remove stencil and let dry completely.

  • 8 Install grommets and cording

    Following grommet instructions, install grommets around the top of the bag. Thread with cording.