8.25.2011

DIY Sequin Striped Tote

I recently saw this bag, and did a little ooh-ing and ahh-ing over it, but for $175 it wasn't an option. When I was at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, I discovered a plain canvas tote I knew I had to put to use! I came up with this...

Using the same steps as the DIY Sequin Clutch, and similar supplies, this tote was a breeze to make!
Total Time: 10 minutes
Total Cost: 6$! 
(use your 40% off single item coupon on tote or trim!)
You can't beat that! I made this for a dear friend of mine and can't wait to send it to her.

 
 
 
Supplies:
Sequin Trim (lots of colors available)
Hem Tape OR Glue Gun

I hope you get a chance to make one!

Also, I announced yesterday on the fan page that I am taking a step back from the IHOD shop, to focus more time on my kids. I am so blessed I got to do what I love for a living, but the crazy hours were wearing on me! I am going to be focusing on graphic design. Will continue blogging and bringing you lots of fun and inspiration:) Thanks to each of you who supported the business and made it successful! I am having a 25% OFF Sale on everything in the shop with code: FINAL SALE
While supplies last. Many items already sold out!


38 comments:

  1. What a great DIY project! It's simple and the results are fabulous. It's so sweet of you to give it to your friend. :)

    Have a great day, Anna!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  2. that DIY tote bag is sooo darling!!! and you are soo brave to take a leap of faith to close up shop!! i totally understand wanting to spend time w/ family, that's partly why i had closed my shop too!!!

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  3. SUPERRRR cute, Anna! I need to get my hands on some sequin trim!

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  4. We will certainly miss your shop but I'm so glad you are focusing on what you love- graphic design and YOUR LITTLE ONES!

    And hello, that bag might be even more adorable than the clutch. I've got to get over to Hob Lob and make some of these!

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  5. Such a fabulous idea!! You are fun of such great suggestions that I look forward to eventhough the shop is closing! Little ones are much more imporant :) Glad I've got some loot!


    www.MrsCapretta.com
    Recipes Fashion Marriage

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  6. LOVE that easy diy! :) Sorry to hear about your shop, we will miss it! But I admire your decision and reason for it - that is an inspiration in itself Anna :)

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  7. this is great- my sister just gave me a tote bag from ann taylor that looks just like your's! good job!

    xo
    sami

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  8. I love this idea! So chic!
    I can totally relate to the time factor with a shop - my Etsy shop has been on hiatus while I try to get settled in Dubai - simply not enough hours in a day to stay focused on everything and stay sane :)

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  9. This is SO cute. another good excuse to go to HL! And I totally admire your decision to enjoy more time with your little ones - keep up the awesome, inspiring work Anna : )

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  10. such a cute idea. Your blog is amazing, you are talented in so many different things, I am a new fan and follower.

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  11. Ooo! Go you girl! I like yours even more!

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  12. This is SO awesome! I love it! I'm loving sequence right now, I may need to make one like right away!! :)

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  13. I like the way you think! Have a great weekend :)

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  14. Ah, again - such a great idea! Hope they still have the supplies! :)

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  15. You amaze me with your talents.... Such an adorable bag!

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  16. Another great and easy DIY!! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  17. Love it! sad to hear you're closing the store, hope is for the best!! Good luck! ;)

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  18. How sweet of you to do this DIY project for your friend. It's simple and beautiful. I am doing some DIY this weekend. Will hopefully be able to complete it in time for a friend's birthday.

    Hope you have a great weekend ahead.

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  19. What a fun DIY!! I'm loving this :) Happy Friday!

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  20. This one is going on my DIY to do list! I love it! Perfect gift! Xoxo

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  21. I love this tote - so simple, yet so chic! And good for you for doing what's best for you and your family :)

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  22. Ooh I definitely want to make this! You always have such awesome DIY ideas! (I just need to find some time to actually try them!)

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  23. Ah! Loving the bag. Such a creative soul, Anna. And sad that you're taking time off of IHOD shop, but totally understand and kids/family always come first (: Got to soak them up!!
    xoxo M

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  24. This is fantastic and I'm LOVING the new and improved price. Wow!!

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  25. This tote is genius! What a great idea and it looks so chic.

    Thank you for giving me feedback on the under $50 design board. I definitely had fun making it and comments were positive, so I guess it stays. :)

    Jamie
    day-and-age-design.com

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  26. that is a fantastic bag..great idea!

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  27. i love a great (and easy!) DIY!! fabulous and budget friendly!! think i might have to make my own version soon!

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  28. I think I love this tote even more than the clutch! I had my eye on a glitter tote like this from Gap a while back that was like $50 - I'm definitely going to be making your version :)

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  29. I can't believe how cheap that tote is! And what an easy and fun bag. Thanks so much for sharing! xo

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  30. Oh la la, I love this! Looks so easy to make and sooooo cute!!

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  31. This is a great, great, great idea and I am desperate for a few last minutes holiday gifts. Whew. Just have to survive a trip to the fabric store to get supplies. haa-haa.

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  32. randomly search diy blog then i found this site.. nice work, love your work on that canvas bag, so pretty.. i think to make one too, thanks dear, so inspiring.. have a good day, GBU :)

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  33. Fabulous tote, pretty chic!

    I featured your tote on my blog: http://www.vjuliet.com/2012/04/totes.html

    xoxo Julieta
    www.vjuliet.com

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  34. I love this tote. So chic!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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