Striped beach tote DIY {Guest post by Britni at Paper & Stitch}

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Hi everyone! This is Brittni from Paper & Stitch. I’m happy to be guest posting here on This Little Street while Audrey is spending time with her beautiful Freia. I currently live in Florida and while things are still heating up in other parts of the country, it already feels like summer here. It is hot, hot, hot. So, I thought I would share a beach tote makeover I recently did, to get you in the mood for beach weather.

I recently went on a trip to the Virgin Islands and had bought this tote from Forever 21 to bring along with me on my trip. It was only $15, so I figured it was worth buying and just giving it a little makeover to add some more color. It only took me about an hour to complete (including drying time), so even if you don’t have much time for DIYs, you should be able to recreate this DIY idea.

 

Materials:

All you need to make your own painted tote, like this one, is the following: textile paint, paint brush, painter’s tape, and a tote or beach bag.

How To:

Step 1: Start by taping off stripes with painter’s tape and pressing down on the edges to make sure the tape is secure and is sticking to the surface well.

Step 2: Then paint inside the tape lines with several coats of textile paint.

Step 3: Remove the tape when the paint is dry and repeat steps 1-3 to create additional stripes in various colors. Once the paint is dry and the tape has been removed, head to the beach (or the pool) with your newly made over tote.

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4 Responses to “Striped beach tote DIY {Guest post by Britni at Paper & Stitch}”
  1. audrey says:

    Brittni – you rock, this is so simple and the perfect way to easily personalize a tote! Perfect for summer! xxx thanks again for sharing with my readers :)

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