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Floral Craft Tote

By: Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson
I am a 32-year-old transplant from Seattle living in Atlanta, Georgia. I was born from creative genes, so I'm carrying on the tradition. I have been knitting for 17 years, sewing for longer and decoupaging for just a few. I do all of these things on a daily basis, or at least as much as I can. Follow my crafting adventures on the ModPodgeRocks blog.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Light Blue, 2 oz.
Item #402
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Medium Gray, 2 oz.
Item #425
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish

$7.29

Other Supplies
Wood tote with handle
Scrapbook paper – I used Amy Butler - 2 sheets of the same pattern
Ribbon – 3 feet of coordinating
Flat brush
White craft glue
Pencil
Ruler
Craft knife and mat or scissors
Sandpaper
Screwdriver

Instructions

  1. Unscrew the handle from the tote and completely sand to a smooth surface. Wipe away the dust.
  2. Measure the sides of the tote and cut four pieces of paper to fit measurements. Measure and cut each side separately due to slight variations in size. Keep track of which paper goes on which side. Set cut-outs aside.
  3. Paint the main body of the tote with Medium Gray (including the inside). Paint the feet and the handle with Light Blue. Put several coats on everything and allow to dry.
  4. Starting on one side of the tote, apply Mod Podge in a medium-thick layer directly to the wood and then place the paper down, smoothing thoroughly (I use a brayer). Keep smoothing until you have removed the bubbles from the paper. Tip: You may need to add more Mod Podge to the corners since those typically dry the fastest.
  5. Repeat with the three other sides and allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
  6. Completely coat the tote and handle with two coats of Mod Podge, allowing to dry for 15 – 20 minutes between coats. This provides a finished seal for your project.
  7. Add a ribbon trim around the top of the tote using craft glue and allow to dry. Replace the tote handle. Allow project to dry for at least 24 hours before using.
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