by: Lauren

If you missed last week’s Friday’s Finds post, then you also missed this amazing DIY canvas doily tote! I love it so much that I had to dedicate a post exclusively to this great project! It’s perfect for a holiday gift or bridesmaid gifts, and I think it’s absolutely beautiful!


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Photo via Design*Sponge


I found this pretty tote on Design*Sponge, and when I discovered that the DIY instructions were on the Ashley Ann Photography blog, I definitely had to try it myself!


My immediate vision was to put this design on a gift bag for Christmas gifts. I went to the store, bought doilies and kraft paper gift bags, and rushed home to give it a try.  The first trial was a failed attempt because I didn’t have the spray adhesive. The second attempt was another fail due to the adhesive being too strong and pulling the paper off of the bag, destroying all stenciling. It was then that I came to the realization that the project was originally done on a canvas bag (DUH)! So, I ended up putting some pretty stamp patterns on the paper gift bags, but I will most definitely be trying this again on a canvas bag…or two or three! I’m so in love with it… it just HAS to work!


Does anyone have any other suggestions for how to use this doily design? I’m obsessed!

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Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. A clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world.

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  2. Becka @Studio222 Photography

    Love these. I saw it the other day and made a mental note to try it out. I’m kind of in love with it. I might use it for grocery bags though and write what type of groceries go in it like… “fruits & veggies” “grains” “brrr…cold stuff” to stay organized. ;)

    • Lauren

      That’s a GREAT idea! We should do them together! ;)

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