Stenciled Beach Bag Gift Idea

Summer is coming, and I think most of us are counting down the days until we get to put our toes in the sand! That’s why this Stenciled Beach Bag gift is the perfect idea for teachers, friends, co-workers, and anyone else in your life who you may need a gift for in the next few months.

Stenciled Beach Bag Gift Idea

You can make this Stenciled Beach Bag gift totally personal by using whatever stencils and colors you choose, and filling it with whatever things you think will start summer off right. I’ve got a list of ideas at the end of the post to inspire you, but feel free to customize it in any way you like. This is SO easy to do and requires no special crafting skills. I promise, anyone can do it. Take a look.


Canvas Tote Bag {Mine is from Michaels}

FolkArt Home Decor Stencil: Mermaids

Tulip Fabric Markers


Personalizing your Beach Bag

Center your stencil and tape it in place. Use your favorite colors of permanent fabric markers to color inside the open areas of the stencil. This is a lot less messy than traditional stenciling and will give you a great, clean result. Plus, there’s no cleanup to do of paints and brushes. The Tulip Fabric Markers I used are permanent and do not require heat setting; just fill in the areas where you want color, and your bag is good to go!

Once your beach bag is personalized, it’s time to fill it with summer goodies! I chose a beach towel {$5 at Target}, a cup with reusable ice cubes {$5 at Michaels} and my newest book, Hand Lettering for Laughter! I mean, what better way to relax and enjoy summer than practicing your lettering with funny quotes?

Stenciled Beach Bag Gift Idea

Here are a few other ideas for bag stuffers:

Filling Your Beach Bag

beach towel



lotion and/or self-tanning lotion

reusable cup or water bottle



flip flops

lip balm

bottled juice, water, coffee, tea

snacks: popcorn, candy, trail mix

gift cards

nail polish

shell or shark tooth jewelry


What other ideas do you have? What are your favorite things to take to the beach? Share with us on Facebook in the special group for Amy Latta & Friends!

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Stenciled Beach Bag Gift Idea

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