I have a fun, super easy DIY today to share…
So, I have been eye-ballin’ all these adorable spray painted beach bags but cannot bring myself to dish out the $100 for the one I am crushin’ on. (I’d rather spend that money on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale #keepinitreal )
This little project was maybe $20 in total and took, no joke, like 30 minutes.
What you’ll need:
-Beach bag of your choice (I found this guy for $5 at Target, think clearance & Dollar Store)
-Craft Rope (you can find easily at any craft store)
-Assorted Tassels or PomPoms (Amazon is the magic place for these)
-Spray paint color of your choice
-Stencil in your font choice
Begin by prepping your stencils for the message. I choose to freehand HOLA and stencil the Beaches.Be sure that you practice on something before you start spray painting, especially if you are free handing to better judge how the spray comes out.After you spray paint HOLA, prep the stencils and be sure that you place some newspaper or something around your stencil to ensure that you do not have a ton of overspray.Now that you have everything painted, the fun part of attaching your tassels…thread the rope around or through the handle (as in my case) You will need about 12″ of rope for this. If you do not have a bag with handles similar to mine play around with the placement of the rope a bit to be sure you are happy with where it will rest.Then begin be fraying/unraveling the rope. You want to do this as the lose strands will be what you will tie your tassels to.Tie a knot at the top of your handle to secure it and then begin by tying your tassels at various lengths of a strand or strand(s).After the larger tassels are in place, tie your teeny tassels at various locations. Now this is where I admit I was hasty in my Amazon purchase of tassels as next time I will for sure get the ones with the little rings already attached. If you run into the same issue, not to fret, just use a larger needle and thread the rope strands through. To be honest, this worked more easily than I expected.After that you are done. Finish the look by trimming off some of the extra rope. I also frayed the edges a bit more and created a few more knots in areas to make it a bit more neat.