Holiday Tote Bag with Cutting Edge Stencils

This blog has been compensated in the form of product by Cutting Edge Stencils.  All opinions are my own. 

Create & Share-Holiday Tote Bag Tutorial-Cutting Edge Stencils

How fun is this time of year, you guys?  I mean, it’s non-stop, but everything is so much fun to do and share.  Yes, I still have more to share!  Haha!  This time I’ve teamed up with my monthly Create and Share buddies, along with Cutting Edge Stencils to showcase their new Holiday Stencil Collection.

I was lucky enough to choose my favorite stencil of the bunch, the 17X17 Christmas Ornaments Pillow & Tote Stencil to create this beautiful tote.  The pretty designs on the ornaments quickly captured my attention, which I knew would be perfect for the season, and I plan to use the stencil again and again through the years.  With so many designs to choose from I’m certain you will find the perfect one for you too!

It only takes a few steps to make one of your own, and Cutting Edge Stencils even offers you the option to add a blank canvas tote to your order so you don’t even have to go out and search for one.

Create & Share-Holiday Tote Bag-Cutting Edge Stencils

Start by laying your tote out.

 The tote that came with the kit has a cardboard insert that helps keep the surface area flat, which makes it easy to apply your stencil.

Position your stencil on to the tote.  I just lay the stencil on top myself, but you could use a Paint-a-Pillow Stencil Frame, for Pillows and Totes, which you can also add to your order when purchasing your stencil.  I’ve used one before and was really impressed with how easy it was to complete everything!

Once your stencil is in position all you have to do is apply the paint.  I chose to use a spray fabric paint this go round.  I’ve never used one before, but I really liked how easy it was to use along with the stencil.

Let the paint dry and then remove the stencil.

And there you have it!  Another easy project completed using a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils!

Create & Share-Holiday Tote Bag-Cutting Edge Stencils

Of course the great folks at Cutting Edge Stencils are kind enough to yet again partner with us for a giveaway for all of our readers to participate in.  Enter below for a chance to win a Cutting Edge Stencil Kit Valued Up to $50!!! 5 WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN!

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And now that you’ve done that, be sure to visit the other Create and Share participants to see their projects and tutorials.  As you can see, they came up with some really great ideas!

1. Shabby Grace Blog ~ Rustic Reindeer Crate
2. Refashionably Late ~ Christmas Pillow
3. Tastefully Frugal ~ Christmas Tree Ornament Shadow Box
4. Pocketful of Posies ~ Reclaimed Holiday Wall Art
5. Domicile 37 ~ Edgy Reindeer Tapestry
6. Casa Watkins ~ Noel Stenciled Planter Basket
7. Creatively Homespun ~ DIY Rusty Reindeer Wall Art
8. Around the Watts House ~ Holiday Tote Bag
9. Penny Love Projects ~ Window Wall Rack
10. Flourish and Knot ~ Stenciled Table Runner
11. Old House To New Home ~ DIY Chalkboard Merry and Bright Sign
12. Up To Date Interiors ~ Noel Basket
13. Our House Now A Home ~ Rustic Reindeer Canvas Wall Art
14. The House Down The Lane ~ Reindeer Wall Art with Lights
15. Green with Decor ~ Christmas Craft with Stencil and Frame
16. Pretty Practical Home ~ DIY Hot Cocoa Tray
17. A Shade of Teal ~ DIY Christmas Tree Glitter Sign
18. Uncookie Cutter ~ Hanging Ornament Boards
19. One Mile Home Style ~ DIY Stenciled Scrap Wood Holiday Art



  1. says

    This really turned out great!! I always love to see what you come up with! I’m so excited to see how fast this challenge is growing! I’m so glad you’re a part of it!! xo!

    • says

      This comment was stuck in my Spam! I’m so sorry I haven’t replied sooner. It’s such a fun challenge! I’m excited about the new year, and the challenges already lined up! 🙂

    • says

      Thank you Corinna! It was so simple, I could have probably made a bunch, but I only needed the one this time. I hope you have a similar experience when you do it too!

    • says

      Thank you Cat! I hope you do. You can find totes at Hobby Lobby for a fraction of the costs, so check there if you happen to try it.

    • says

      Thank you so much Cat! Try Hobby Lobby for totes. They have them for a fraction of the cost, especially with the 40% off coupon.

    • says

      Thank you so much Sharon! I really enjoy styling for photos, so thank you for taking notice. 🙂 It challenge me creatively since I have to find just the right light and space for every project.

  2. says

    This is beautiful, Iris! And so many wonderful ways to use it in your decorating or give away to a holiday hostess. Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      Thank you Tiffany! I love that it can be used in so many ways too! I’m still trying to decided if I want to give it away or keep it for myself. LOL!

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