My husband looked around our house this weekend and stated ” you are really into whales right now”. He was totally right, I have whale inspired crafts all over the place.
Instead of “Shark Week”, I am declaring this to be “Whale Week”.
Today I am going to share with you a really simple way to add some fun or a whale to a simple bag or tote.
My DIY Whale Tote Bag
I was shopping at a craft store and stumbled across this cute bag in the 75% off section.
This bag was only $4.99. Awesome right? While at the craft store I picked up black fabric marker. The rope handles were begging me to draw something nautical inspired onto it’s front side.
I have seen a lot of whale inspired decor popping up everywhere and love it. You guys know how much I love nautical things so whales are perfect for me. I have been thinking about how to incorporate whale my projects and this seemed to be a perfect time.
Once home, I looked at images of whales on the internet. I chose to create my whale stencil from the shape of the Cachalot whale. Some people call this a sperm whale, but I will only call it the Cachalot because it sounds better. I like the distinctive head shape of this type of whale.
I drew and cut my the stencil out of poster board.
I traced the whale shape onto the bag with my fabric marker. Then, I colored in the whale image.
This was a “complete in one sitting” project. You can’t beat that.
Plus , I will get a lot of use of this bag and it is perfect for summer/beach activities.
I am ready to fill it up with sunscreen, snacks, toys and all the other things I carry around with me in the summer.
Thanks for visiting, Carmody
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