HEART BAG DIY

HEART BAG DIY

How cute is this??  It was so easy to customize this inexpensive bag that I recently picked up!  I found this good sized bag from Dollarama for $4.  The rest of the elements were from my "craft room" so cost me nothing :)

beach bag diy instructions
beach bag diy

I used some thick poster board to create my heart template.  Simply folded it in half, and eyeballed the center of the bag.  I then held it in place and drew half of a heart in free hand.  While it remained folded, I held it tight and cut it out.  Voila.....a perfect heart. 

beach bag diy
beach bag diy

I used a regular ball point pen to lightly trace the heart.  I figured the paint would cover my pen lines so wasn't too worried about the pen.

beach bag diy
beach bag diy

Bought this paint at Michaels

beach bag diy
beach bag diy

This natural fabric absorbed the paint fairly quickly, so I was pretty generous in applying it.

I also took an old placemat, covered it in a plastic bag - and then inserted it.  That way it would catch any paint that wanted to creep through.  In the end, none actually did, but it was for safe measure :)

beach bag diy

I had some twine that I had bought at a grocery store, so I made up a couple easy tassels.  I ended up deciding on only using 1.  I had some inexpensive yarn and created a little pom pom.  

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tassels diy
tassels diy

Thought 1 pom pom and 1 tassel were a cute blend of "sweet" and "natural"..... but obviously you could do whatever suits your bag....

beach bag diy
beach bag diy
beach bag diy
beach bag diy
beach bag diy

Pretty darn cute I thought :)

Great for the beach or for the market.....taking the kiddos to the pool....

Endless possibilities.....write a big word on it, paint whatever you like, make it your own!

$4 and about 15 minutes......easy peesy!

HOW I PAINTED OAK PANELLING AND A STONE FIREPLACE

HOW I PAINTED OAK PANELLING AND A STONE FIREPLACE

LITTLE LOOK:  DIY HEART BAG

LITTLE LOOK: DIY HEART BAG

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