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Red, White, and Blue Painted Tote Bag

Red White & Blue Painted Tote Bag

Hi Tatertots & Jello friends! Kimberly from A Night Owl back again, sharing a fun and easy craft! Last time around we shared  a Monogram Teacher Tote just in time for Teacher Appreciation and the end of the school year. And this time we’re back with another tote project, this Red, White & Blue Painted Tote Bag!

I have been all about the patriotic projects lately. From our painted bushel baskets to our patriotic place settings – we’re gearing up for the 4th of July! I simply adore all things red, white and blue and felt inspired to make a fun painted tote bag with a flag theme. Cute and practical – my favorite things! So here’s what you’ll need


Canvas tote bag

Multi-surface paint (in red, white, blue and chocolate brown)

Painter’s tape

Foam brushes

Star stencil (opt, you could free-hand)

How to make a Red White & Blue Painted Tote Bag


  • Lay the canvas tote bag flat and paint the entire front side with white multi-surface paint.
  • Once dry, tape off the top third of the bag with painters tape and paint the section with blue multi-surface paint and remove painters tape.
  • Once that area is dry, tape off the bottom two-thirds of the bag with painters tape to make equally sized stripes.
  • Since you’re painting off the white part of the bag, simply paint the unmasked areas with red multi-surface paint and remove painters tape.
  • Once that area is dry, you can add some stars to the blue section. You can free-hand these or use a stencil. I traced a star cookie cutter with a chalk pen then filled in with paint.
  • Once your stars are painted on and dry, mix one part chocolate brown multi-surface paint with two parts water to create an antiquing glaze.
  • Brush the glaze on the front of your tote and rub off for a more antiqued look.

And the result is one adorable Red, White and Blue Painted Tote Bag!

Red White & Blue Painted Tote BagRed White & Blue Painted Tote Bag

Perfect for parties, weekend BBQs or trips to the pool. Again, cute and practical.

Red White & Blue Painted Tote Bag

I’m such a big fan of tote bags, and now I can add this cutie to my collection! My boys were also very impressed with the craft, and that is winning in my book! If you’re looking for more patriotic projects, be sure to stop by A Night Owl for more easy inspiration! Until next time, friends!



Thanks Kimberly!! Her ideas are always so fun and cute. I am so glad she is on my contributor team. She has some great ideas that she has shared on her blog recently, and since I love sharing other creative projects, I thought I’d share some with you too! Check them out:


I love the recipes that Kimberly shares on her blog! This Pudding Parfait looks so yummy doesn’t it? And the red, white, and blue would make it a perfect treat for the 4th!


Add these adorable little Painted Burlap Patriotic Place Settings that she mentioned above to the table, and everyone will think you the best hostess! Aren’t they so cute?


And, next time you’re grilling out this summer, think about grilling your fruit too! These Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon Kabobs look amazing!!

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  1. Such a cute project! Could be personalized so many ways.
    Anele @ Success Along the Weigh recently posted…Bag and weight lifted

  2. As a teacher, I’m a huge fan of tote bags too! So much junk to haul around.

    I really liked the monogram bag you made (plus, it’s a great reminder which bag is mind at events when my brain gets all muddles!)

    But this 4th of July bag is a really cutie. Thanks for sharing =)


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