DIY Embellished Canvas Planner or Tablet Bag

Canvas Corp has a lot of great canvas blanks that are sewn right here in Springdale, Arkansas.  The sewing operation starts with raw canvas or burlap, patterns are cut to order, then the goods move in to be sewn one product at a time.  One of our favorite new Canvas Corp blanks is the Tablet Case.  Made from natural canvas, this padded case is ready to be decorated or personalized your way.  Canvas Corp offers a wide range of blank surfaces that allow you to show off your art, your brand, or to personalize. These blanks include Canvas Aprons, Canvas and Burlap Totes, Canvas and Burlap Pillows and other home decor blanks.  They are a great place to start when creating your DIY creative projects for home, gifts or for  your business.  

Today on the blog we are so excited to feature a project by Jen Larsen of Craft-o-Maniac.  Jen is an amazing designer, blogger and supporter of the creative movement that is so strong right now.  Her blog Craft-o-Maniac has grown by leaps and bounds and her following adores her fun personality, simple crafty ideas and trendy home style.  Jen is always sharing fun ideas and updating spaces in her home.  She inspires you to style your home one little space at a time and transform it to represent your personal design style using quick and affordable DIY ideas.  

Jen has been featured on many different blogs and publications including HGTV, Country Living, Edible Crafts, All You, etc. She has participated in countless blog hops and features throughout the craft, creative DIY and blogger community.  We love that Jen is a part of the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew and that we get to watch her blossom!!!!!

We adore this trendy tablet cover Jen created.  It is so simple and looks like it would be found in an upscale boutique.  This great little bag is very versatile and is the perfect size to hold many different things.   

Canvas bag

Hello everyone, I am Jen and I blog over at Craft-O-maniac. I am thrilled to be on the Canvas Corp Brands blog today and share with you how I took one of their cute tablet, Kindle, or in my case planner cover canvas bags, and then embellished it a bit.

What you Need:

– One Canvas Corp Tablet Case

– Two different acrylic paint colors

– A skinny paint brush

– Wooden beads of some kind (this part is totally optional)

– Metal ring

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To Make: First I free-handed the painted triangles as I wanted it to be a bit trendy and modern. I did not use any fabric medium in the paint, but you most certainly can.


I finished my bag with all the painted triangles, some painted with the points up and some painted with the points down. Very easy. Next I took some vintage wooden beads from my craft stash and with a metal ring tied some jute around it and into a knot.Planner Holder

I then took my beads and threaded them onto the jute. Then I tied a large knot to the bottom of the beads and hooked the metal ring to one of the canvas bag straps. To embellish the zipper pull, I added a small wooden bead and the same string. diy-planner-or-tablet-embelished-bag5

Paint the tote to match what you will keep inside or design it anyway you wish.

Canvas planner bag

Here it is, and I love that it fits my Happy Planner and Erin Condren planner perfectly. That said, I think my daughter will adopt it for her tablet. 😉 Canvas tablet bag


So if you are in the market for a handmade gift idea for a little one, niece, daughter, sister or friend, how about a handmade tablet, planner or iPad cover?  And it is not too early to start making Christmas gifts!!!!

To see more of Jen’s work and to follow her amazing style and personality, follow her on Instagram – Jen – CraftOManiac and follower her blog – Craft-o-Maniac.  

Happy Creating!!!!




Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'DIY Embellished Canvas Planner or Tablet Bag' has 1 comment

  1. June 26, 2016 @ 4:49 pm ava gavloski

    Great off the page project, nice showcasing of the Canvas Bag!!!


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