Friday, May 25, 2018

Stenciled Shopping Bags and Feed Sacks

 
 
A friend of mine invited me to share her booth at the FLEA MARKET this weekend.
 
 I thought it would be fun so I am running around gathering up items to sell.
 
I have some burlap bags that I purchased from the 99 cent Store.
 
They are large and sturdy with a gusset and reinforced handles.

I could not, nor would I want to make these for 1$ !
 
I thought I would stencil them.
 

 
I taped the stencil in place.
 
You will need to put a piece of cardboard inside the bag to give yourself
 
a flat surface to work with AND to prevent bleed through. Burlap has a large weave.
 
Using white acrylic paint and a small stencil brush, I started to stencil.
 
UP AND DOWN ONLY, and a dry brush.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Use your non-painting hand to hold down the stencil as
 
you move from one spot to another. It's best if you don't jump around
 
but finish one area at a time.
 
 
 
 
Remove stencil, gently wash stencil with soap and water.
 
 
I was able to make 6 in just a few minutes.
 
 
 
 
And then a bunch more!
It was fun-
 
 
I will be bringing them to the flea market, they make great shopping bags.
 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
xo Lisa S




39 comments:

  1. What a nice added touch! Enjoy your time at the flea market! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

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    1. Roseann,
      The Flea Market was a success! Thank you for letting me share. xo Lisa S

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  2. Lisa, what a great find on those burlap bags and I love the stencils you used! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinning!

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    1. I am so glad you like the bags. Thank you for hosting! I appreciate the pin. xo Lisa S

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  3. Oh my goodness these are great! I can't believe those are only $1, love the green one especially. Great stencils too! Hope you will link up at TFT this week! Good luck with the flea market!

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    1. Amber, Thank you so much. I'm glad you like these.
      The flea market was so fun and a big success!
      Thank you for hosting and giving me an encouraging
      word! xo Lisa S

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  4. What a great idea to turn boring shopping bags into something special Lisa. Love how they turned out and that stencil is gorgeous.

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    1. Michelle, Thank you ! I really appreciate you. You always give such nice comments. Thanks for visiting!
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Congrats, Lisa - I've chosen your bags to be featured at tomorrow's Vintage Charm party! I'm a real stencil-lover and this project turned out great! xo Kathleen

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    1. Kathleen. I am so excited ! You are so sweet.
      Thank you so much. xo Lisa S

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  6. Thank you for sharing your awesome project using Inspired Barn stencils! I love the green burlap with white paint. So exciting to see my stencils in use, you have no idea!!!! <3

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    1. Cathe,
      I am honored to have you visit my blog! I am loving your stencils. The green bags were the most popular. I will have to make more. Please stop by again and say hello! My next project is also with your stencil. xo Lisa S

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  7. What an easy, yet cute, idea! I will be pinning for later!

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    1. Cherryl, Thank you! So glad you stopped by and thanks for the pin! xo Lisa S

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  8. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy!

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    1. Colleen, Thank you so much. It's nice to meet you.
      So glad you came to visit. xo Lisa S

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  9. These are so charming... and so 'farmhouse'! LOVE! Here from Dream Create Inspire link party! Pinning to my DIY Dreams board!

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    1. Julie, You are so sweet! Thank you for the pin.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. I love this bag so much! Thanks so much for sharing. I hope I will find the time to make it.

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    1. Queenbeebaker,
      Thank you for visiting. I appreciate it. I hope you can make one. xo Lisa S

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  11. How cute!. I have planned to do bag painting with my nieces this summer but I had planned to sew the bags myself, wish I could find simular bags lol. Thanks for sharing im now on the hunt for plain bags while out thrifting so I can pain it.

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    1. What a fun project to make with your Nieces! I wish you had a 99 cent store near you. Maybe you will find something even better. xo Lisa S

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  12. Hi Lisa! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring your awesome stenciled bags at TFT today! Hope you will join us again this week!
    https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/welcoming-summer-at-thursday-favorite-things/

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    1. Amber, I'm so excited ! Thank you so much.
      I'll be there. xo Lisa S

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  13. These turned out great! So perfect for Summer. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight.

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    1. Carol, This is awesome. Thank you so much.
      xo Lisa S

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  14. What a fun way to have shopping bags, stenciling can be so easy.
    Thank you for sharing last week on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features, this week your post is being featured!!
    Hope you will stop by and share again. Have a great weekend!

    Karren

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    1. Karren, I'm so glad you liked my bags. I can't wait to see the feature. Thank you so much. Enjoy the weekend. xo Lisa S

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  15. Super cute bags! The green one is my favorite. And they look great displayed together.

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    1. Audra, You are so sweet! Thank you so much. I wasn't
      sure I would like the green one but it ended up my favorite too. xo Lisa S

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  16. Your bags are great and I hope that you had a great sale at the market. I am featuring your bags on next weeks OVER THE MOON LINK PARTY which goes live tomorrow, Sunday, at 5pm central. Please stop by to see and link up again.
    :) gwingal

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    1. Nikki, I am so glad you liked the bags! The flea market was so fun, thanks for asking. I am thrilled to be featured! I will see you at the next party.
      XO Lisa S

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  17. Wow great job stenciling! I love them all! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

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    1. Kim, It is sweet of you to say so! I appreciate you hosting and allowing me to share. xo Lisa S

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  18. Love this cute and easy DIY project! It's being featured at The Creative Circle link party! Hope you join us again us soon.

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    1. I am so excited! Thank you for featuring my project.
      Thank you for hosting and for the invite back!
      xo Lisa S

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  19. These all turned out great! Thanks for sharing with our Merry Monday party. I'm featuring your DIY totes at our party that kicks off tonight. We'd love to have you link up again!

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    1. Emily,
      I thanked you on your blog but I missed your comment here. I just wanted you to know how grateful I am that you featured my project! xo Lisa S

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