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10 DIY Tote Bags for Summer

I’m a sucker for a cool tote bag anytime of the year, but with summer on the way I’m a bigger sucker than ever before. Tote bags are perfect for strolling the farmer’s market, impromptu picnics and afternoon trips to the beach or the pool. Not surprisingly, a fresh crop of DIY tote bags have been popping up just about everywhere lately and I couldn’t resist rounding up a few of my favorites. Need a great new tote for stashing your sunglasses and sunscreen this summer? Click on through to get the scoop on how to make a tote bag you’ll love this summer!

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    Click through for 10 stylish DIY tote bags perfect for summer!

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    DIY Crossbody Tote Bag

    Made from a placemat with embroidery thread and parachute cord, I love the awesome boho look of this fringed tote bag!
    Get the how-to at Henry Happened

  • DIY Diamond Painted Tote 3 of 11
    DIY Painted Diamond Tote

    This fabulous tote bag makes such a fun statement! The diamond motif is painted using basic craft paints on cotton fabric.
    Get the how-to at Whimsey Box

  • DIY Iron-On Look Up Tote 4 of 11
    DIY Look Up Tote Bag

    Using a simple canvas tote, this bag gets a fresh new look with a pretty "look up" iron-on transfer. It's so easy and looks awesome!
    Get the how-to at Oh The Lovely Things

  • DIY Rope Tote 5 of 11
    DIY Rope Tote

    As tote bags go, I have a massive crush on this one! It's made using rope and basic sewing skills. (Of which we all know I have none, but I intend to remedy that soon!)
    Get the how-to at Style Me Pretty Living

  • DIY Initial Tote 6 of 11
    DIY Initial Tote

    Another easy upgrade for a basic pre-made canvas tote, this one uses fabric paint to create a bold stripe of color and a personalized monogram with a pencil eraser. So cute!
    Get the how-to at Henry Happened

  • DIY Leather Trim Tote 7 of 11
    DIY Leather Trim Tote

    This tote is straight up fabulous! It's made from a boldly patterned pillowcase from Ikea and super cool leather trim.
    Get the how-to at I Still Love You

  • DIY Sequin Stripe Tote 8 of 11
    DIY Sequin Stripe Tote

    For this sparkly chic tote bag, all you need is the basic tote bag of your choice and sequin trim in your pick of color and you've got instant glam!
    Get the how-to at In Honor of Design

  • DIY Popsicle Printed Tote 9 of 11
    DIY Popsicle Printed Tote

    Such a lovely little treat for the summer months, these DIY popsicle printed tote bags are perfect for parties, for kids going to play dates and even for mom!
    Get the how-to at Creature Comforts

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    DIY Fishy Pool Tote

    A huge win with me, I basically need this fishy pool tote in my life. It's made with just paint and a bit of embroidery thread so it's simple to make, too!
    Get the how-to at Say Yes to Hoboken

  • DIY Personalized Tote 11 of 11
    DIY Personalized Tote

    Another fabulous personalized totes, I love how shiny gold straps and a bit of neon pink jazzes up an otherwise basic tote bag.
    Get the how-to at Paper Muse Press

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