Peace Sign Tote Bag
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Peace Sign Tote Bag

Paper printing is a great way to turn plain, ordinary things like t-shirts, notebooks, tote bags and more into one-of-a-kind creations. And it’s fun and easy to do!
Designed by Michaels Design Team
Craft Time: 30 minutes
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Material List

  • White Sling Tote Bag
  • White Paper
  • Pencil
  • Pattern
  • Tulip® Fabric Paint (we used): Black, Lime Green, Pink, Turquoise
  • Black Glitter
  • Acrylic Rhinestones of choice
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper Plate
  • Paper Towels
  • Container of Water

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Paper Printing 101
If printing on a garment, be sure to pre-wash to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener.

Step: 2

Always put a t-shirt board inside a shirt to keep paint from seeping through.

Step: 3

When drawing or tracing images, remember that lines too close together will connect when pressed, causing smudging to occur.

Step: 4

When printing with multi-colors, be sure to outline with all of the colors at the same time and then print.

Step: 5

Remember when writing words to be printed to reverse and use a mirror image or the printing will be backwards.

Step: 6

Practice on another piece of paper or scrap fabric before attempting the final piece. The paint is permanent so it won’t wash out.

Step: 7

Printing can be done on most any surface such as garments, paper, wood, notebooks…anything flat.

Step: 8

Recreate a child’s favorite drawing on a t-shirt for the perfect gift for dad or grandma.

Step: 9

Peace Sign Tote Bag
Draw or trace pattern on white paper.

Step: 10

Refer to directions above for Paper Printing 101 and squeeze Black Fabric paint directly from the bottle to outline the design. The lighter your paint line the smaller the image will transfer. Turn paper over and lay design on tote bag where desired. Rub hand over the design to transfer the paint to the tote bag. Carefully lift the paper revealing the design. Immediately sprinkle with black glitter while paint is still wet. Let dry, shake off excess glitter and reserve for future projects. Discard paper.

Step: 11

Place small amounts of paint on paper plate and use paintbrush to fill in open areas on peace sign. Let dry.

Step: 12

Place small puddles of paint where desired on bag and set rhinestones in wet paint. Set aside to dry.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Wash paintbrush with water and dry with paper towel before changing paint colors.