today erica domesek, style and crafter-extraordinaire and author of the website ps i made this is back with another diy project that takes advantage of something most of us have laying around the house- extra tote bags. i love using extra objects around the household, so erica, take it away….
i’m always trying to live “greener” in my day-to-day life. today’s project comes from my need to reduce (my clutter), re-use (old pillows), and recycle (all the free totes I get from events, parties, and shopping). this is a great project that will spruce up your couch, chair or bed!
CLICK HERE for the full project instructions after the jump!
- Tote Bag
- Grommet kit (available at craft or fabric stores)
- *Optional Items for decorating tote
1-CUT OFF TOTE BAG HANDLES WITH SCISSORS
2- PUNCTURE HOLE WITH SCISSOR FOR GROMMET
3- PLACE GROMMET (TOP AND BOTTOM) THRU HOLE, SECURE WITH GROMMET KIT FINDINGS
(AVAILABLE AT ANY CRAFT STORE) AND HAMMER TOGETHER.
4-CONTINUE PLACING GROMMETS AROUND TOP OF BAG, ALTERNATING SPACING ON OPPOSITE SIDE
5- IRON BAG IF WRINKLY :)
6- USE TOTE STRAPS TO DECORATE, GET CREATIVE!
7- STUFF TOTE WITH PILLOW FILLER, OR STUFFING
8-KNOT ONE SIDE OF ROPE, WEAVE TOGETHER, FINISH OFF WITH A KNOT AT THE END!
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