Under the Sea Tote Bag

By  Terry Ricioli 

Fill this adorable tote bag with sunscreen, beach towel, and other essentials, then head for the beach for an afternoon of fun!

  • Under the Sea Tote Bag
  • Closeup View


  • Turquoise tote bag, 13-1/2”
  • DecoArt So Soft Fabric Paint: Sweet Melon, Tangerine, Hauser Light Green, Buttermilk, Lamp Black
  • Blumenthal Lansing Co. Favorite Findings Shellz Buttons: Green, Turquoise, Pink
  • Clear rhinestones, five


  • DecoArt Fashion Sequins Writer: Orange Blaze, Lime Fizz
  • Aleene’s Jewel-It

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, chalk, transfer paper, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Under the Sea Tote Bag

  • 1. Print and cut out patterns. Use chalk and transfer paper to transfer patterns onto tote bag.
  • 2. On covered work surface, paint: fish body Tangerine, fins and tail Sweet Melon, eye Buttermilk. Let dry. Paint pupil Lamp Black. Paint plants Hauser Light Green. Let dry. Dot eye Buttermilk.
  • 3. Use paint writers to add Orange Blaze accents on fins and tail and Lime Fizz accents on plants. Let dry.
  • 4. Position buttons and rhinestones on design in desired pattern. Use jewelry glue to adhere buttons and rhinestones on bag. See photo for guide. Let dry.