Fabric Marker Art- DIY Whale Tote Bag

Hi Friends

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.

Drawing on Fabric

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.

Drawing with fabric markers

I traced the whale shape onto the bag with my fabric marker. Then, I colored in the whale image.

Drawing with fabric markers

This was a “complete in one sitting” project. You can’t beat that.

whale bag 5

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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6 Responses to Fabric Marker Art- DIY Whale Tote Bag

  1. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} May 23, 2014 at 3:13 am #

    No you can’t beat a craft that can be done in one sitting! Hahaha yeah Cachalot sounds better! This is really cute and I won’t lie I think whales are adorable!

    • carmody May 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

      Thanks Heather! I felt weird about calling its anything, but Cachalot.

  2. heidi June 2, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    This is the perfect summer bag! Great work!


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