Thursday, April 25, 2013

{Cheerful Embellished Mini Tote}

Hey, y'all!   I have a cute, inexpensive project to share with you today that I recently shared on The Hair Bow Company's Blog.
To create one of these miniature cuties all you need is a mini tote bag and some embellishments.
I chose ribbon, ric-rac (not pictured), and a shabby rose from The Hair Bow Company to use for my embellishments.
The mini tote I used came in a pack of four from the craft store for $2.99.  (Depending on the craft store, you could get an online coupon, and they would be even cheaper!)  I started by cutting a piece of ribbon a little larger than my bag.
I then folded over the ends of the ribbon and hand stitched them.  (This could be a completely no-sew project if you use fabric glue, though.  I'm an impatient crafter, and I didn't have any at the moment.)
Then I cut a piece of ric-rac to layer on top of the ribbon.
I also selected a pretty shabby rose in a coordinating color.  I used fabric glue (Yeah, I bought some.) to glue the ric-rac to the middle of the ribbon and folded the ends under the ribbon.  Then I glued the ribbon to the bag.  The finishing touch was gluing the flower to the ribbon.
This is such an easy, inexpensive project. 
I think these would be great as party favors, gift bags, or even bridesmaids' gifts.  Or use the same steps for a large tote bag to create a purse or travel bag.  There are so many possibilities!  What would you use your mini tote for?


  1. Those would make adorable party favors, like you said. What a fun and easy project with such a pretty finished look.

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  3. I LOVE THIS! so cute! and happy!


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