Easy Handmade Triangle Tote

INSIDE : Learn how to make an easy Handmade Triangle Tote bag using a stenciled sponge painting technique perfect for carrying all your special items around town.

Learn how to make an easy Handmade Triangle Tote bag using a stenciled sponge painting technique. Delineateyourdwelling.com #spongecraft #paintedtote

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing an Easy Handmade Triangle Tote.  I’m not sure about you, but I don’t think I will ever have enough bags, purses and totes!  I love grabbing one when on the go and it’s great to have a few for different occasions.  

You can see I am a tote lover, as I’ve made a West Elm knockoff and a Burberry inspired canvas tote bag. This triangle tote is a quick update to a fairly plain bag and is a perfect gift idea.

What supplies do I need to make a stenciled Triangle tote bag?

Tote bag 
Craft Foam Block (or use an old Styrofoam container)
White Acrylic Paint
Rustoleum Gold Spray Paint
Ribbon Embellishments

Triangle Tote supplies - Delineateyourdwelling.com

I cut up an old leftover styrofoam container into four or so triangles.  I quickly hot glued the triangles together to create my triangle stamp.  

I then filled a plate with white paint and started stamping.  Did you know you can now buy prints of my Paint Palette tray all beautiful with color?

Triangle Tote paint, Last Minute Handmade Gift - Delineateyourdwelling.com

Start at the top of your tote and begin stamping.  I created a pattern so that all the points of the triangle would touch each other. 

Be sure to gently tap your triangle stamp on a spare paper plate after applying the paint, so it’s not too heavy with paint.

Triangle Tote stamp

After I had stamped about 2/3 of the way down the tote, I let the paint dry.  

Once dry, I used painters tape to keep a nice crisp line and then covered the upper portion of the tote with a plastic bag.  I used my favorite gold spray paint to cover the bottom portion of the tote bag.  It only took about 2 coats of paint for nice even coverage.

Triangle Tote gold - Delineateyourdwelling.com

Here is my finished tote after the paint has dried.  She’s all ready to be gifted!

Triangle Tote gift - Delineateyourdwelling.com

Triangle Tote bag - Delineateyourdwelling.com

Triangle Tote gift bag - Delineateyourdwelling.com

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  1. This is great – and so easy to make! I love a great DIY tutorial that you can actually copy yourself!

    Thanks for contributing to The Sunday Brunch Magazine!

    All the best,

    Eliza & Bel.

  2. wow so different and lovely when complete! Fab idea and so easy to personalize! The gold bottom just really makes it special 🙂

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks!! It was so easy, too. I love making over bags, always such a bang for your buck!!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Aw, thanks for the sweet comment Aimee!

  3. Amy, this is just the best use of a $1 tote bag I’ve ever seen!

    I’ve chosen your craft to be my featured post at Thank Goodness It’s Thursday. Hope to see you again tomorrow.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thank you so much for the feature, Sarah! I’ll be sure to stop by tomorrow.

  4. It’s so pretty and the pom poms are a great finishing touch!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks, Amanda! I’m actually giving it to my Mother-in-law… I think she will love it. =)

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks, Tania! It was a fun one to make!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks for stopping by Gilly!

  5. Okay, this is just too stinkin’ cute! I love the triangles. Your pom-poms hanging off the handle are pretty darling too. I’d love for you to share this tote and any other posts at my Creative Ways Link Party that’s live right now. Hope to see you there!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much, Nici. I am huge in pom poms again, ha! I’m heading over to link up at your party now, thanks for the invite.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much, Emily!!

  6. Okay. I love this bag. It’s so fun. You have such an eye for things and I just love your projects.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks, Tauni.

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