Happy DIY Friday! This week, family member Orly Shani stopped by Hallmark Channel’s hit daytime talk show Home & Family to demonstrate how to craft a beautiful painted tote bag! Check out the instructions below.

Painted Tote Bag


  • Handbag with a smooth open surface

  • Stencil

  • Paints

  • Paint brushes

  • Gaffers tape

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Copyright 2016 Crown Media Family Networks/Photographer: Jeremy Lee


  1. Lay your stencil on the bag (starting in the center) and trace the body onto the bag. Next, move to the right and then the left, keeping them equal distance apart.

  2. Paint the skin color on. The bolder and more rough this is, the better!

  3. Next apply the clothes; you can paint these on or use colored gaffers tape to create block shapes.

  4. The clothing should be uniform all the way across!

Watch Orly demonstrate how to make your own painted tote bag in the video below!

Home & Family airs weekdays at 10 am ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.