It is the last day of September and don't hate me but today I am sharing my very first Christmas post! YAY. I've teamed up with some wonderful gals who all have created amazing Handmade Christmas gift ideas. At the bottom of the post you can go visit each person's Christmas gift project.
Today I will be showing you how easy it is to make your loved one a Burberry inspired canvas tote!
I think we all know and love *Burberry but wow can ANY of us afford ANYTHING from them?! I certainly know I can't. I was so excited how simple it was to recreate a similar look for... ready?
A similar Burberry tote goes for $795 and mine was $12!
Various acrylic paints in shades of brown, gray, white and black
*Darice Sequins Tape (gold)
This is my third canvas tote project in the last year (West Elm inspire tote + Geometric Canvas Tote), so I'm learning little tips along the way.
Tip Alert! So the paint doesn't bleed through, it's always important to have something inside your tote. I always used a piece of cardboard but on the very bottom corners the paint always would bleed through. SO. Grab an old magazine and cut the bottom to fit your exact tote shape. Simple, easy, effective!
The key to recreating a Burberry look using only paint, is clean straight lines. So, my first task was taping off all the lines.
Then, I slowly started removing tape by color section.
This was a slow process as paint had to dry before I could move to new sections, but even still I finished in a half day.
And for a final bit of personality, I used this super fun *sequins tape. I spotted it at Jo Ann Fabrics and knew it would be perfect for this project. It's a tape, so the back is adhesive but since I was applying it to canvas, I added a little bit of hot glue for extra stick.
I'm loving my new Burberry inspire tote, but I have a feeling one of my dear friends will love it even more when Christmas rolls around.
Be sure to stop by and check out the many other great projects in our
Handmade Christmas Blog Hop! All the links are below.