Chalkboard Tote

Chalkboard Grocery Tote Tutorial

Designed By: Uchida Staff
Crafting Time: 1 hour
Drying Time: 24 ~ 48 hours
Skill Level: Intermediate


  • Marvy®/Uchida Bistro Chalk marker jumbo - white
  • Marvy®/Uchida Bistro Chalk marker broad - white, green, fluorescent green
  • Acrylic paint - black
  • Textile medium
  • Paint brush
  • Masking tape
  • White canvas tote - medium
  • Cardboard
  • Towel or cloth
  • Hot glue gun or spray glue


  1. Wash and dry tote according to instructions. Iron if necessary.
  2. On the front of the tote create a square with masking tape. About 8” x 10” inches or any size you like. Press down firmly on tape to make sure there is no gap between the tape and fabric.
  3. Mix 2:1 ratio of acrylic paint with the textile medium.
  4. Paint the masked area. Let it dry overnight. Repeat this two more times.
  5. Once completely dry you will have to condition the chalkboard. Take the Jumbo Bistro Chalk marker white and color the chalkboard completely. Let it dry.
  6. Take a damp cloth and completely wipe off the white. Remove the masking tape. Note: Conditioning it will fill in the porous areas and prevent ghosting. It won’t be completely black after you do this.
  7. Write your message and draw on your chalkboard tote.

Note: Use a damp cloth to erase. Hand wash or use gentle cycle to wash tote. Condition it after washing to eliminate ghosting.


Created By: Marvy Uchida Team

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