Introduction: Gardening Tote

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Keep all your gardening gear together in a very inexpensive, hand decorated tote. 

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Each year during the holiday season Barnes & Noble sell a very nice heavy duty tote bags. 

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I stopped in the store after the holiday season and the bags had been marked down (a lot) I bought several knowing I would be able to use them for something!

Step 3: Supplies

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Acrylic paint, a sturdy brush and permanent sharpie markers. 

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Paint the entire tote with the acrylic, the lettering needs several layers of paint.

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When paint is dry bag can be decorated,. I chose to simply draw on it with a sharpie marker.

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The bag will be pretty stiff from the acrylic paint, therefore it stands nicely.

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Pack your supplies and get out in the garden.


Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2013-06-03

Nice tote! beautiful design :)

Lisa Arbolino (author)2013-06-03

Great "EyeCatching" Bag..... Unique idea to glamorize an every day Tote.....!!! Thanks for the easy to follow step by step instructions...

SophiesFoodieFiles (author)2015-11-23

This is so cool! Waw! :)

Thanks...I use it all the time, garden or no garden!

You are so right! :) ha!

Ninzerbean (author)2013-06-05

Great doodles!

Susan Cirigliano (author)2013-06-04

Thank You very much!

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