I found a basic straw tote bag at Ikea (Nipprig 2015) for $3.99.
I wanted to add some fun colors so I started with an aqua blue acrylic paint which reminds me of the ocean. I taped a line of painters tape all the way around the bag (eye balling it) and I did two coats of paint for my first stripe.
I tested out two different pinks but settled on the lighter pink, which makes me think of pink, sandy beaches. This time I had to cover my blue line and tape off below where I wanted the pink line to be.
I love the color combo!
I made some yarn pompoms out of yarn that I had around the house. The variegated yarn makes really pretty pompoms.
You can find oodles of pompom tutorials on line if you're not sure how to make them.
They are so fun and addicting!
I added a braided bit of yarn to the handle of the bag to add my pompoms. I kept adding pompoms until I was happy with the placement of them and the look of the bag.
I really can't wait to take it to the beach with me!
It's all ready to go.....
Who's ready to hit the beach with me?
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