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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Matryoshka Tote Bag

Time for another Matryoshka project! This one was inspired by a beautiful Matryoshka embroidery pattern from Fifi & Florence I saw on Pinterest. At this time, I'm not interested in attempting to duplicate the intricate embroidery BUT, I have this plain, boring, old canvas tote bag and some puffy paint!

DIY Matryoshka Tote Bag {Over The Apple Tree}  Turn a plain canvas tote bag into a fun art project with puffy paint!

DIY Matryoshka Tote Bag {Over The Apple Tree}  Turn a plain canvas tote bag into a fun art project with puffy paint!

DIY Matryoshka Tote Bag {Over The Apple Tree}  Turn a plain canvas tote bag into a fun art project with puffy paint!


DIY Matryoshka Tote Bag {Over The Apple Tree}  Turn a plain canvas tote bag into a fun art project with puffy paint!

This project is pretty self explanatory but I do have a couple tips:
  • Go slow with the paint and try to make sure there aren't any air bubbles inside
  • To transfer my hand drawn image, I heavily traced lines with pencil then inserted a hard cover book into bag. Place drawing pencil side down and used a coin to rub and press down on paper. It doesn't come out very dark, but I was just looking for a guideline to follow anyway.
The possibilities are endless for designs. I spotted a coloring book with some great images I might try next! Do you love Matryoshka? Check out my other projects here

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23 comments:

  1. Hi Laura, I love the design you made on the tote! It's so cute! I hope you are having a nice summer.
    Julie

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    1. Thanks so much Julie. Have a great weekend!

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  2. I love your bag! I went to Russia last summer and so I really love the design!

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    1. Oh, I'm so jealous, I wish I had the opportunity to visit Russia! Thanks for visiting my blog Kayla.

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

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  4. Very cute--I love Matroyshkas!

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    1. Thanks Wendy. I love them too! This is my third Matryoshka project and I still have a few more ideas...stay tuned!

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  5. this is so adorable. I love the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing at Friday Favorites!

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    1. Thanks for hosting and taking the time to stop by Emily!

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  6. This is such a sweet design. I love it.... Precious little girl carrying the bag too!! :)
    xo, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  7. This is adorable, and I love that you were able to copy the pattern with paint! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! :)

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    1. Thanks for hosting and taking the time to visit me Dee!

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  8. Love this little matryoshka! What a great way to personalize those plain totes. coloring book pages is brilliant too - they usually have such cute designs. This is a must do! Thanks for sharing :) M

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  9. This is such a sweet project. I'm actually going to be painting canvas totes for school tonight!

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  10. Thank you for sharing this Matryoshka Toto Bag post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  11. Beautiful bag, sweet embroidery, lovely girl, gorgeous pics! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  12. This is so neat! Love that you created it with puffy paint!

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  13. So pretty! When I first saw the picture I was sure it was embroidery. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party. I hope you join us again this week. Glenna @ My Paper Craze

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