Tutorial Tuesday – Tote Bag Wall Art

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Hello here lovely Buttoneers! Today is the first Tutorial Tuesday feature on the blog! How exciting!? I have done a fair few tutorials before here at Eliston Button but I wanted them to have their own place to call home 🙂 I am really excited about this new post series and if you haven’t read my last post ‘The Start of Something New’ then I explain all there in a rather honest and personal (read: scary to post) blog. 

I found a beautiful flamingo tote bag in Primark this summer for £1.50. As most of you know, especially if you follow me on Instagram, I have a soft spot for Flamingos, so for a bargain I couldn’t leave this behind.

My problem was that I am a bit of a handbag and tote bag hoarder enthusiast and never get to use all of them and this one seemed far too pretty to get worn out carrying home my charity shop treasures or books full of adventures…

…I found an old frame and it was the perfect size…Hello Tote Bag Wall Art!

Tote Bag Wall Art - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

02. You Will Need... - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Up-cycling an Old Picture Frame - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Purple Paint to Restore an Old Picture Frame - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Painting with Purple Gloss - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Chalky Purple Painted Frame - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Happy Buttoneer Purple Painted Frame - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

02b. Flamingo Tote Close Up - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

02a. Flamingo Tote Bag - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Cut Down the Folded Edge - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

2. Unpick the Handles - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

3. Fabric Intact - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

4. Scraps for Crafty Projects - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

5. Back Board - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

6. Glue it Down - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

7. Put In The Frame - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

8. Tote Bag Wall Art - Tutorial Tuesday - Tote Bag Wall Art at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

How fun does that look! I am so thrilled with my new wall art for the Eliston Button Headquarters! It’s bright and cheerful and features a flamingo in a funky upcycled frame! What more could you want!? 

I would love to see if you had a go! What design would you chose on a tote bag? Have you ever made something ordinary into something extraordinary by upcycling!? I would love to hear all about it! 

Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!

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5 Comments

  1. August 19, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Oh my goodness, girl. Your creativity knows no bounds. I love how not only am I inspired by the project itself (and I’ll never see a tote bag the same way again), but your graphics are the bee’s knees. That awesome “Tutorial Tuesday” work of art you crafted? Genius! And this is the feeling I get EVERY-TIME-I-VISIT-YOUR-BLOG, so it’s just how you do. (And thanks for spilling this over at The Creative Spill this week on my FB page. You rock!)

    • August 19, 2014 / 6:36 pm

      Woweee! Lauren! You are too sweet! I am flabbergasted at your loveliness! Thank you so much for stopping by and I am super chuffed you love the tutorial and banner! It took a long time to get it right as I am such a perfectionist! Haha! Love the creative spill too 🙂

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