It’s time for another awesome Movie Monday Challenge and this month the challenge movie is Jaws! It had been quite a few years since I have watched it. I forget how funny it was. The quips and verbal jabs are smart, quick, and hilarious. I wanted to create a project to celebrate this lighter side of Jaws. That is why I created this DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach (although maybe not during shark week). It also speaks to my nerdy and unique style. Now you can make your own with the tutorial below!
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Start by inserting a piece of cardboard inside of your tote bag.
Next, draw a yellow circle in the center of your tote bag.
Darken your circle to make it more prominent.
Add you sun detail around your yellow circle.
Again, darken your sun detail.
Next, add orange details to your sun details.
Immediately begin blending your yellow and orange details by coloring with your yellow fabric marker.
- Clean your fabric marker by rubbing it on a paper towel until all of the orange is off of it.
In the center of your circle draw a shark fin.
Next, add your wave details to your circle.
Color in your water with a lighter blue marker.
Fill in the rest of the sun with yellow.
Next, draw the word “Amity” at the top of the sun.
Under your sun, draw the word “Island”.
Then color in your word “Island”.
Again color in the word “Amity”.
Remove the cardboard from inside of the tote bag.
Cover your tote bag with a layer of fabric and iron according to fabric marker directions or toss in the dryer (alone) to set the design.
Tote bags are seriously some of my favorites! They are so versatile and fun. Once your design is set you are ready to rock your DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag! Take it with you everywhere you go to show off your nerd style. Now it is time to check out all of the other amazing Jaws crafts and recipes from my friends. Find them at the links below!
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