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Use a doily and a paint pen to trick out a vintage tote bag!
I love finding vintage things that I can decorate and personalize. I carry this tote a lot and love the doily on the front.

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  • How to sew a leather tote. Trick Out Your Tote! - Step 1
    Step 1

    You'll need:
    A vintage tote (or any tote will do)
    Paper Doily
    Glue stick
    Paint Pen

    Make sure you remove any paper cuts that didn't get popped out of the doily. Use the glue stick to position your doily on the tote. Use the paint pen to trace around the outside of the doily and paint the openings. Let it dry and remove the doily.

  • How to sew a leather tote. Trick Out Your Tote! - Step 2
    Step 2

    I use mine to carry my camera and other photo stuff from time to time.
    I also attached a 'key to my heart' to the the strap.
    Lovin' it!

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Willow Bon-Bon
Willow Bon-Bon · London, GB · 29 projects
Fab - I love it! Very Vintage!
Hi · 1 project
Love this! Very cute idea, where did you buy the tote before decorating?
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
smart idea, you can use as well the whole doily , use a paint roller with paint on it and you can pressed it on the bag
but this is smart too, thank you for sharing this idea, love it!!!;-D

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