Monday, June 19, 2017

How to Make Your Own Tassel & Pom Pom Tote

pom pom tassel straw tote DIY tutorial
Have you seen all the cute tassel and pom pom totes in stores? Totes are so practical, especially for summer when you are lugging around an extra water bottle, sunscreen, and who knows what else. Spare library book? Possibly. Fruit snacks? Definitely. Way too many sunglasses? You can bet on it! And then you add details on them like tassels and pom poms and they are perfectly on trend in addition to being practical while you carry your life around! I found this adorable straw tote on Zaful for under $20 and it was the perfect size I wanted. I liked the striped lining, too. But I wanted to jazz it up and add some more color for summer. And it's incredibly easy and budget savvy! 

To add some extra color to a tote or bag, grab embroidery floss (or buy tassels), pom pom ribbon (found at Walmart or local craft store for under $5 a yard), hot glue gun, and scissors. 
pom pom tassel straw tote DIY tutorial
Use the glue gun to glue the pom pom ribbon around the top of the tote bag. Make sure you measure the tote to make sure you have enough! I had just enough with 1 yard to add pom poms around the entire top of the tote bag. Use the embroidery floss to make tassels. Some good tutorials are here and here. When you have the desired amount of tassels, tie them to a piece of string or string them on while braiding pieces of string together to get a waterfall effect like I did. Then tie it onto the tote handle. I made tassels for each side. It's easy to customize whatever colors and amount you like! 

pom pom tassel straw tote DIY tutorial

Since I had the embroidery floss and straw tote, the whole project cost less than $5 and only took about an hour of my time. And now I have a colorful straw tote perfect for summer! 

pom pom tassel straw tote DIY tutorial

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19 comments:

  1. so creative, your tote looks fabulous.

    xo
    Pinksole

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  2. What a great idea! Embellished totes are so cute and so expensive, I love this idea.
    xo,
    Kellyann
    http://www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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  3. Your tote is adorable! I love how it turned out! Such a fun DIY!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  4. How cute and creative to add your own embellishments to this tote! It turned out great!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  5. What a great DIY! It turned out so well.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  6. I love straw totes for summer! This one was cute to begin with but I love what you added!

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  7. Such a cute idea, love the result and love great and simple DIY projects. They're the best!! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  8. That is totally brilliant Laura!! I love the pom poms!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  9. This is such a great idea: customising your bag on your own terms.

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  10. Sucha cute tote! Well done Laura!!!!

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  11. I have an old straw bag, I should do this to it to jazz it up a bit before our trip to Mexico. Love how it turned out!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  12. Totes adorb...LOL Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Seriously though, super cute!!!

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  13. How creative of you to do this! The tote looks good but even better with the new tassels and pom poms!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  14. I have been wanting to do this, too, but couldn't find a straw bag I liked that was inexpensive enough for me to mess up if my DIY didn't work out!! Your bag is just precious. And I love that it doesn't require sewing. I was thinking I would have to sew my pompoms on. Genius!!! Gotta love a glue gun.

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  15. This came out so cute & is such a brillant idea! I'll need to try it

    http://michellespaige.com

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