So, a couple posts ago, I shared how much I am loving straw bags for summer! If you didn’t catch it, HERE IT IS! At the end of the post I mentioned that I had a fun DIY coming up and I’m so excited to share it with you!
I have been dying to buy so many of these bags but honestly, it’s only appropriate for summer and I don’t really feel like spending $100+ on a bag to use for the beach! I do have to give credit to Caitlin from *Southern Curls and Pearls* because I seen her make her own pom pom tote but I had to recreate it because I loved it so much! By recreate it, I mean basically buy the exact same bag because it was slim pickings on amazon, LOL! I was upset there wasn’t that many options, but thanks to Caitlin for the DIY inspo!
When my bag came in I was so pleased at the size because it was so inexpensive! I knew instantly that it was going to fit anything I needed for the beach! I’m going to show you two different options on how to add pom pom’s to your bag!
So here’s what you’ll need!
1. Straw tote bag — HERE, HERE, or HERE
2. Pom Pom Maker — HERE, or HERE (I bought two sizes)
3. Yarn (any colors of your choice)
4. Yarn Needle
5. Hot Glue Gun
To start off, I just followed the directions on how to make the poms and I made a whole bunch in all different colors so I could mess around and decide which ones I wanted to keep! I was so indecisive and I could not choose a color! Truthfully, I had to YouTube how to make the poms because the direction were SO VAUGE, I was getting anxiety. (ha!) So if you get confused, YouTube it because you certainly don’t want me trying to explain it on here!
I decided to make two different types of poms. One with Poms going straight across the top and one with a braided string to dangle over the handle! I love both ways and to be honest, I couldn’t decide which one I loved more! For the braided string poms, I braided black and white yarn together and tied it together using the yarn needle! With the other option, I used a hot glue gun (obviously) to glue the poms on the top portion of the bag!
Here is the finished product !!
Total cost of this bag:
Pom Pom Maker: $7
I’m obsessed with how it turned out! I spent around $30-$40 total to make this bag. Much better than $100+, right!? Not to mention I have a TON of yarn left over plus the pom pom makers so now I can go pom crazy and make a ton of totes :) So, it’s definitely a win in my book!
Are you loving straw totes this summer as much as I am?! Try making your own! It’s so fun!