Favors handed out in these bright spring totes will make anyone from your bridesmaids to your kids crack a smile. They would be the perfect leaving piece at a spring party, gift bag for a wedding, adult version of an Easter basket for your best friend or sweet gift for mom in May. With a bold ombre paint job they are happy, bright and definitely in step with this spring’s style.

To make the favor totes start with a basic canvas tote bought at a craft store. Begin to lay out tape in descending distances as a line grid down the tote. To mix the ombre paint use cupcake wrappers and mix in your bold color with the white in small additions as you go. Start at one end of the bag and carefully paint varying the colors from lightest to darkest as you go. Let dry and remove your tape for a beautiful spring bag.

Project design and photography by Liz Stanley for Styled. magazine.