How to Decorate a Hipster Tote Bag

by Prima Marketing

Decorate a Prima Hipster Tote Bag with a few fun elements to create a fun and unique bag! Everyone will ask where you got it! Created by Sharon Laakkonen


  • 921538 Hipster Tote Bag
  • 921491 Stitched Word - Love
  • 573836 Color Bloom Spray - Tea Stain
  • 577131 Chalkboard Paint - Golden Brown
  • 921330 Elle Flower - Pink
  • 558741 Cassie Primrose Flower
  • 553630 Vermont Brown Leaves
  • 558642 Merelle Apricot Felt Flowers
  • 542467 Kalanchoe Flower
  • 564742 12x12 Stencil- Circle Lattice
  • Krylon Matte Sealer
  • Fabri-Tac Adhesive
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Ribbon or Trim
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Place a thick magazine or cardboard piece inside tote bag. Set stencil on bag top. Pounce chalkboard paint over design, holding stencil still. Wipe off stencil, then line up and color both sides. Dry.

    Step 2

    Choose Prima flowers, leaves, and fabric word of your choice.

    Step 3

    Add a vintage effect to all embellishments by spraying with Color Bloom Spray - Tea Stain. Dry.

    Step 4

    Add large flower to lower left bottom of bag. Tuck in smaller flowers, leaves, & fabric letters. Snap a photo with your smart phone to remember where everything was. Adhere everything with Fabri-Tac.

    Step 5

    Group flowers and leaves as shown to upper right side of bag front. Once you like the results glue into place with Fabri-Tac.

    Step 6

    Seal flowers, leaves, word, and bag with two coats of Krylon Clear Finish. This allows you to spot clean the bag. Do not launder bag or flowers/leaves will be damaged.

    Step 7

    Add trim bow or ribbon to handle if desired! Enjoy your one-of-a-kind Prima hipster tote!