Trick or Treat is coming up at the end of the month. I sure do miss having little ones at home. We don’t even get trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood but I do have two nieces and one nephew, all under the age of 5. With help from FrogTape®, I whipped up a little Halloween surprise for them. They’re going to love these personalized trick or treat bags!
- canvas/linen tote bags
- fabric paints
- FrogTape® Shape Tape™ (I used all 3 patterns: chevron, wave and scallop)
Tutorial: (please pardon the poor lighting…it’s raining today)
Part 1 –FrogTape® Shape Tape™
Iron the tote bags to remove wrinkles.
Insert cardboard into the tote bag (to block bleed-through to the other side).
Cut a piece of FrogTape® Shape Tape™ a little wider than the bag. Decide placement. Remove half of the strip of wax paper backing from the Shape Tape™. Position and press into place. Remove the other half of the wax paper backing and smooth into place. I found that securing the edges of the tape to the table underneath on the sides, kept my tote bag from sliding around, holding it in place for painting.
Repeat step 3 to create a ‘stencil’ border/line for the design.
Using a credit card, I rubbed the Shape Tape™ to make sure it was nice and secure, sticking to the canvas…check closely to be sure the Shape Tape™ is complete adhered to the canvas.
Paint! Be careful not to lift the Shape Tape™ with brush strokes. It helps to move the paint brush from ‘on the tape’ moving to the fabric rather than starting on fabric and pushing paint to the tapeline.
Part 2 – vinyl stencils
Peel away lettering and design to create a stencil. Using transfer paper, position vinyl stencil on tote, rub with a credit card and remove transfer paper – leaving the vinyl stencil in place on the canvas.
Paint and remove vinyl. Allow paint to dry 4 hours.
*Using a black pen, I traced around the ghost where his white body met with the white chevron.
Now I have three little trick-or-treaters! Treators? What’s your favorite kind of Halloween candy?
*I’m a member of the FrogTape® Blog Squad. This post is sponsored by FrogTape®. As always, the opinions are completely my own based on my own experience.