Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag

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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 Bag!

Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag, Delineate Your Dwelling #giftidea #DIY
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!
Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag, Delineate Your Dwelling #giftidea #DIY
Supplies:
Canvas Tote
Various acrylic paints in shades of brown, gray, white and black
Painters tape
Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag, Delineate Your Dwelling #giftidea #DIY
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!
Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag, Delineate Your Dwelling #giftidea #DIY
The key to recreating a Burberry look using only paint, is clean straight lines.  So, my first task was taping off all the lines.
Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag, Delineate Your Dwelling #giftidea #DIY
Then, I slowly started removing tape by color section.
Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag, Delineate Your Dwelling #giftidea #DIY
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.
Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag, Delineate Your Dwelling #giftidea #DIY
Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag, Delineate Your Dwelling #giftidea #DIY
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.
Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag, Delineate Your Dwelling #giftidea #DIY
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.
Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag, Delineate Your Dwelling #giftidea #DIY

 

Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag, Delineate Your Dwelling #giftidea #DIY
Be sure to stop by and check out the many other great projects in our
Handmade Christmas Blog Hop!  All the links are below.

27 thoughts on “Burberry Inspired Canvas Tote Bag

  1. I love your knock off totes Amy! I still remember your West Elm knock off tote that I’m going to make one day (when I have some “free” time). I want to run to Jo Ann’s right now and see if there’s any sequin tape for a project I have in mind. Thanks for sharing your super creative ideas!

  2. I absolutely adore this! I have shared on my social media pages and flipped in my Flipboard Magazine. I love Burberry & plan on making this for one of my reusable shopping totes! Thanks bunches for sharing your talents. Lots of love, Lisa

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