How to Faux Screenprint – Snapchat Sticker Basic Avocado DIY Bag

Ever since Snapchat released new stickers, I totally love them!! We are always joking around about being “basic” and I have wanted to make a fun Snapchat bag or patch or something with the Basic Avocado Snapchat sticker. I got a free tote bag with a logo printed on it at a conference I went to. It was perfect for this! In this tutorial I am going to share how to paint over an existing design with a faux screenprint technique and then how to turn an emoji or Snapchat sticker into a design on a bag, shirt, or backpack. Let's get started! This post contains affiliate links.

Make this DIY Snapchat Sticker tote with a faux screenprinting technique! Watch the video tutorial. You can do this technique with ANY design.

Make this FUN DIY tote - see how to do a faux screenprint technique and add emoji and your favorite snapchat stickers to everything, with fabric paint!

Isn't that bag fun? You can use fabric paint to make a faux screenprint from any design! I took an old tote bag that already had a design on it, painted it with white fabric paint to cover the design, and then added my own flair to it. You can use tracing paper to make ANY emoji, Snapchat sticker, or drawing into a custom tote bag design.

Make this FUN DIY tote - see how to do a faux screenprint technique and add emoji and your favorite snapchat stickers to everything, with fabric paint!

And it's not just for bags. You can do this same technique on boxes, journals notebooks, your jeans, backpacks and more.

How to do a faux screenprint technique and add emoji and your favorite snapchat stickers to everything, with fabric paint!

Depending on what image you want to paint, you'll need different colors of fabric paint. Here's what you'll need to make this particular project:

SUPPLIES - Make this FUN DIY tote - see how to do a faux screenprint technique and add emoji and your favorite snapchat stickers to everything, with fabric paint!

Supplies:

  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Sunshine Yellow
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Green
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Lectric Lime
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Black
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Glacier White
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Azalea
  • Tulip Puffy Paint in Brown
  • Carbon Paper or Tracing Paper
  • Pencil
  • HP 5540 Printer with paper (any printer will do but I like this one best)
  • Tape
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors
  • Fabric Paint Brushes
  • Canvas Tote Bag

Whatever design you choose, you'll need to size it on your computer and then print it out. CLICK HERE to get the template for the Snapchat sticker that I used to make this tote.

Whatever design you choose, you'll need to size it on your computer and then print it out. CLICK HERE to get the template for the Snapchat sticker that I used to make this tote.

Learn how to do a faux screenprint technique and add emoji and your favorite snapchat stickers to everything, with fabric paint!

In the video tutorial below, I share how to mix the paint to get the right shade of colors for the Snapchat Avocado Sticker. Here's a guide:

Avocado Skin

  • 1 part Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Sunshine Yellow
  • 6 parts Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Green
  • 2 parts Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Black
  • 6 parts Tulip Puffy Paint in Brown

Avocado Pit

  • Tulip Puffy Paint in Brown

Avocado Flesh

  • 1 parts Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Sunshine Yellow
  • 3 parts Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Lectric Lime

Lettering

  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Azalea

A couple of months ago I started a group for YouTube collabs called Craft Collab. This project is for this month's collab, all about back to school! Sure, you could make this for the kids or you can make it for yourself *wink wink*. Today I am partnered with two other YouTubers and on Thursday I'll partner with one more. Visit my friends and see their videos here:

  • Smitha Katti
  • Christy Strickler

Watch the video tutorial I created to see how to make this project. I share how to use fabric paint to make a faux screenprint and how to use tracing paper to make ANY emoji, Snapchat sticker, or drawing into a custom tote bag design!

I changed up the format of my videos a little bit. What do you think? Please let me know if you like this better than how I was doing videos before. And if you don't like the new format, please let me know that too! I want this to be the best experience for you so that you can actually MAKE the projects I'm sharing.

Jennifer Priest has some of the best craft ideas on her site Just JP and previously, Hydrangea Hippo. She shares tons of free tutorials and YouTube videos showing all kinds of crafts and DIY.

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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2 Comments

  1. I’m curious, since you already had the image on your computer, and have a printer, why didn’t you just print out the design onto iron on paper and iron on the image to the bag? You could’ve then touched up the image with some paints if you wanted. Just curious.

    1. Because it would look like an iron and not a screenprint or painted. I wanted it to look painted 🙂

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