DIY Pineapple Print Canvas Shoulder Bag by Dana Tatar

DIY Pineapple Print Canvas Shoulder Bag

DIY Pineapple Print Canvas Shoulder Bag by Dana Tatar

I’m a big fan of a great tote or shoulder bag. I have a couple favorites, but mostly for size and functionality, not design. With the Summer months fast approaching, my need for a cute bag seems to go up. I thought it was time that I had a shoulder bag that not only serves a purpose, but also reflects my personality. I had a lot of fun stamping and coloring this Canvas Shoulder Bag! This Medium Canvas Shoulder Bag has a long strap, so I can wear it across my body, which is a great feature. I’m ready to carry a pineapple, or three, to a weekend get-together.

DIY Pineapple Print Canvas Shoulder Bag Supplies by Dana Tatar


Stamping on Canvas with ColorBox Crafter's Ink by Dana Tatar

Step 1: First, apply ColorBox Crafter’s Ink (or other black fabric ink) to pineapple stamps. Then, press the stamps onto the canvas shoulder bag. Repeat until both sides of the shoulder bag are covered. Note: Insert a piece of cardboard, or other firm surface, into the shoulder bag. I used a small wood cutting board. This helps with stamping and also acts as a barrier when applying color.

How to Heat Set Stamped Ink on Canvas by Dana Tatar

Step 2: Next, use a heat tool to dry the ink.

Preparing Canvas for Color with Water by Dana Tatar

Step 3: Prepare the canvas for color. Use a paintbrush to apply water to each pineapple. Note: Be sure to stay inside the stamped image for this step. Wet canvas absorbs color much better than dry canvas.

Coloring Stamped Canvas with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist by Dana Tatar

Step 4: Finally, color each pineapple with Tattered Angels mist. Let dry. Note: Tattered Angels mists blend beautifully with a little bit of water. Have fun with the color palette. Don’t worry too much about staying inside the lines. A bit of over-coloring adds to the whimsical feel of the design.

DIY Pineapple Print Canvas Shoulder Bag by Dana Tatar

I’ve prepared a short video of this process.

In addition to this cross-body canvas bag, Canvas Corp offers a wide range of blank bags, totes, and sacks made with canvas, burlap, denim, and ticking, all at affordable prices. The burlap totes and canvas bags are available in many different designs and styles and are perfect for crafts, school projects, screen printing, monogramming, stenciling, stamping, iron-ons, rub-ons, mist, paint, and more.  All totes and bags are made in the USA with natural fibers in 100% cotton and 100% jute materials. View the entire selection of bags and totes in the Canvas Corp Brands Store.

I’m ready for Summer! How would you personalize a canvas bag? Leave me a note in the comments section. We’d love to see what you are creating with Canvas Corp Brands products. Join our Canvas Corp Brands Collective Facebook Group and share your work with us!
DIY Pineapple Print Canvas Shoulder Bag Tutorial by Dana Tatar


Dana Tatar currently lives in Virginia with her husband and two daughters. She started paper crafting about 10 years ago and has expanded from scrapbooking and now creates a little of everything; including cards, tags, arches and small gift and home decor items. She frequently finds inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. She's an active blogger and likes to share her tips and ideas on her blog They Call Me Tatar Salad. When she's not creating art, Dana enjoys baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with her family.

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