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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
- Inexpensive plain basket tote
- Ball trim, orange
- Tassel trim, white
- Accent ribbon, hot pink
- Hot glue & gun
- Pom & Tassel Charm (tutorial)
I got my bag for a whopping $2.99!
Start adding your tassel trim (white trim) first.
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!
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
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