DecoArt Polka Dot Toiletries Bag

I’m so excited to announce that I was chosen to be part of the new DecoArt blogger program.  For the next year I will be bringing you projects showcasing the amazing products from DecoArt.  The very first project I am sharing with you is my DecoArt Polka Dot Toiletries Bag that I made for my recent trip to SNAP!  This project is so easy and it’s the perfect way to customize something and make it personal.

Here is what you need:

–  DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint in Ultra White
–  Round foam Dobber Sponge Brush {any size}
–  Small Paint Brush

For months now I’ve been searching for a new toiletries bag since my other one had seen better days.  I knew I wanted a couple that matched and I just couldn’t find something I liked for under $10.  I don’t like spending that much on a toiletries bag {let’s just call me “thrifty”}.  So while I was at Ikea with some blogging buddies I came across these Upptacka Toiletries Bags for $4.99 each.  They came in several colors, black – navy – pink – off white – and yellow orange.  I knew right away I wanted the black ones.  I picked up two since they are a great sized bag.  It also has a wire frame around the top of the bag to help hold the bag open {much like an old fashioned physicians bag}, plus there is a zipper pocket inside and a pocket outside.  They are perfect for my make-up and I used the second one for my hair product and brushes.  As soon as I picked them up I knew I wanted to do a polka dot bag, simple – easy – and cute.  At first I was going to choose a gold paint for the polka dots, but I chose to stick with the DecoArt Ultra White so my bag had a nice sharp contrasting color.  

Start by putting some of the fabric paint on to a paper plate.  Press your foam dobber brush in the paint being sure to get it loaded with paint.  Next firmly press the foam dobber brush on to your bags surface and give it a very careful and gentle twist to create a circle on your bag.  Continue to do this all over the bag until you are pleased with the placement of your dots.  I then went back and used a small paint brush to cover and fill in any areas that the paint had not covered in the polka dots.  I chose not to place polka dots on the sides or bottom of my bag, it’s up to you if you want to put them there.  I just let bags dry and they were good to go.  I love how they turned out, and these would make a great gift idea for Mother’s day.  Fill a bag with your Mom’s favorite spa treatments from the drug store and your all set.

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{Disclosure:  I am part of the DecoArt Core Blogger Program, I receive product and compensation for my posts;  however, all crafts – pictures – and opinions are my own.}

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