Martha Stewart Crafts™ Organizer Tote
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Fabric Stiffener
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Multi-Purpose Acrylic Paint, High Gloss – Scottish Highlands
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Basic Brush Set
- Canvas Tote, 13½"x5"x13½" – Natural
- Erasable Fabric Marker
- Low Heat Glue Gun
- Plastic Wrap
- Disposable Box (To Fit Inside Tote)
- Petroleum Jelly (or Cooking Spray)
- Freezer Bag, Large
- Poster Board
Wash the tote in cold water to remove sizing. Do not dry.
Cut straps off tote, leaving ½" attached to bag; save straps.
Wrap recyclable box in plastic wrap; rub plastic wrap with petroleum jelly or apply cooking spray to prevent the tote from sticking.
Place tote in freezer bag filled with fabric stiffener. Make sure entire tote, inside and out, is saturated.
Remove tote from freezer bag and fold over the top edge of tote 2". Use fingers to smooth and flatten. Fold the ½" strap pieces under to hide raw edges.
Place the bag over box, making sure the bottom corners are squared. Turn upside-down to dry. (It may take two days.)
Enlarge the chevron pattern and transfer to poster board to make a template.
Once the tote is completely dry, use an erasable marker to transfer pattern to the tote.
Paint the top border and alternating zigzags with Scottish Highlands acrylic.
Cut each strap to 9¾".
Using the hot glue gun, glue ends of straps inside the tote to make handles.