Monday, June 3, 2013

DIY painted rock-climbing chalk bag

My husband and I are addicted to rock climbing.... we started about 4 months ago, and haven't been able to quit! We started buying our own gear... harness, shoes, ropes, etc. Then it came to buying a chalk bag. As I stared up and down at the zebra print ones, the furry pink ones, and the Peace sign ones, it hit me that I could attempt to make my own chalk bag! It's definitely not necessary... but boy do I jump at opportunities like this. :) 
Why not personalize something that I use, doing something that I love??

So I bought a plain black chalk bag, and picked up this white fabric pen at the craft store, 
and got busy.

I have a serious triangle addiction for some reason. Don't care! I love how it turned out. 
Whaddya think?
 I cut out triangles on contact paper and used that as a stencil as I filled in the triangles all over the bag. 
I went over the triangles with the pen three times to make them super solid white.

Here I am sportin' my new bag up in Rock Canyon in Provo, Utah. I love it! It is fun to have something personalized while I climb.. I have already had some people comment on how they never would have thought to paint their own. You climbers should try it!

Happy crafting!


  1. That's so cute! love it!

  2. I LOVE THIS!! I am seriously obsessed with all of your DIY projects - you're so creative!