Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons with the cute DIY Flamingo stencil tote bag! A fun weekend or crafternoon project for all ages with a simple freezer paper stencil!
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Flamingos are probably one of my favorite things about summer. There’s floats, drink holders, doughnuts, and so many other things to embrace the pink flamingo. So of course I needed to make something that fit it. This flamingo stencil tote bag is super easy and a really great craft for an afternoon party that your friends can all do with little to no skill AND comes out looking unique for everyone! Let’s get started!
DIY Flamingo Stencil Tote Bag
Cost: $10 or less
Time: 30 minutes or less
Dork level: 4
To start, print out your template. I grabbed a free flamingo shape silhouette and resized when I printed to fit. If you’re using a Cricut, you can skip this step. You can also print the shape directly on to the uncoated side of the freezer paper (using washi tape to secure it to a piece of card stock).
If you’re using a cricut like I did, simply load the silhouette into the Cricut Design Space software, clean the edges and save it as a cut file. Secure the freezer paper to your mat using washi tape if needed and cut it on the plain paper setting.
Once your flamingo is cut out place it where you want it to be on the tote bag and iron that sucker down.
Using your sponge brushes paint around the stencil in an outward motion. Feel free to switch your colors around. I used yellow, pink and green and I’m pretty stoked with how it turned out.
When you’re done painting simply remove the stencil and touch up any smudges that may have occurred with a q-tip or small paint brush. Let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes or until all the paint is dry. Place a full sheet of freezer paper over the design and iron it again to heat set the paint.
Get out with your bad self! How cool is your flamingo tote bag now? Some other ideas aside from abstract that I’ve seen are ombre or sunset. Have fun, be creative and embrace it!
If you’re digging this project, PIN it to your DIY and crafts pinterest boards so you’ll know where to find it later!