Trendy DIY Pom & Tassel Basket Totes

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Beach Bag Pom Tassel makeover

It’s time for another Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge and this time I am sharing how to make an easy pom and tassel beach bag. I love finding a great basket tote and thrift stores usually have them for around $3.

Who wants a plain basket tote though? I think they could all use a little pizzaz and it’s super easy to dress one up with some simple ball trim, tassel trim, and a cute tassel charm. Bohemian purses and bag are super trendy this year. Let me show you how to make a great bag in minutes that won’t break the bank! Let’s make a tote!

DIY Pom Tassel Basket Totes



Thrift Store Basket Beach Bag makeover

I got my bag for a whopping $2.99!

Fabric trim for tote bag

Start adding your tassel trim (white trim) first.

Make a Tassel bag

Begin gluing the trim on the side of the tote. Glue ends together when they meet. Glue a layer of ball trim on the top of the tassel trim. Next glue the accent ribbon over the ball trim. I used hot pink ribbon to accent the inside of the bag.

Add the Pom & Tassel Charm the center of the bag and that’s it! Super easy to make and a fraction of the cost of department store bags!

DIY Pom Tassel Totes

DIY Tassel Pom Beach Bag Tote

Yellow orange tassel beach bag

DIY Tassel & Pom Beach Tote

DIY Tassel Pom Beach Bag Makeover

Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge

Now for More Thrift Store Makeovers!

I’ve paired up with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!

Meet the Hosts

Thrift Store DecorUpcycle Challenge

Amanda | The Kolb Corner      Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures     Kim | Made in a Day     Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5      Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation     Lindsay | Crazy Organized   Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House     Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things     Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek     Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea     Sherry | Savvy Apron     Stacy | Anastasia Vintage

You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more Upcycled Decor Inspiration!



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DIY Pom & Tassel Basket Beach Totes, Easy DIY just add some trim to a basket tote and you have the latest trend in fashion for this summer! Bohemian tote, boho bag, tassel bag, pom pom, tassel bag charms, see the tutorial on

13 thoughts on “Trendy DIY Pom & Tassel Basket Totes

  1. Your totes are so pretty and colorful now!! It’s fantastic you got that one for less than $3!! They are so expensive here! I will have my eyes open from now on when visiting thrift stores.

  2. this is such a cute diy. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things link party. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo

  3. I didn’t realize that this was your thrift store upcycle…blown away! I’m so in love these cute bags and can’t wait to see your next tutorial.

    1. Thanks Debra! Love the darker one the best.

    1. Thank’s Paula, I actually have four the other two are regular canvas totes I used them for vacation instead of lugging a backpack. Definitely cuter than a backpack.

  4. What a great idea! I see these wicker totes all the time at thrift stores. Now I have a reason to pick one up!

    1. I have to admit I have a bunch, for this very reason. Thank you!

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