10 DIY Purses Perfect for Summer

10 DIY Purses Perfect for SummerWell if the Fourth of July didn’t make you feel like summer has officially arrived, I’m not sure anything will! This is my first one on the east coast and aside from some mild humidity, I am loving it! One thing that I’ve noticed since the move is that my wardrobe is changing a lot more with the seasons. For these hot months, I’m trying to keep everything as low maintenance and casual as possible (probably because I’m just going to sweat through whatever dress I’m wearing anyway).

One way to spice up your outfit it up a bit is with a good purse! And what better accessory or conversation is there than with one you made yourself?! These ten DIYS are colorful, playful, and most importantly super easy to make. The hardest step will just be deciding which one you want to make first!

10 DIY Purses Perfect for Summer1. Tassel Bag Charm by Honestly WTF

10 DIY Purses Perfect for Summer2. Cross Body Bag by Paper & Stitch

10 DIY Purses Perfect for Summer3. Patterned Clutch by Sarah Hearts

10 DIY Purses Perfect for Summer4. Painted Straw Tote by Design Improvised

10 DIY Purses Perfect for Summer5. Donut Purse by Studio DIY Continue reading…

10 Minute DIY Polka Dot Purse

Learn how to make this polka dotted purse in 10 minutes!After making this pillow the other week, you could say that I’m on a bit of a polka dot kick. It’s really just the easiest pattern to make and the end results are always cute. And really, what’s not to love about that? In one simple step, and ten minutes, you can recreate on-the-go makeup bag yourself! Here’s how:

Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: fabric or multi-surface paint, foam pouncers, purse

Learn how to make this polka dotted purse in 10 minutes!If you don’t have any foam pouncers, you could make your dots with a brush (it will probably just take a little longer). Continue reading…

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch TutorialsNow that it’s fall, it means it’s time to mix things up a bit with my wardrobe! Another great reason to celebrate the season, am I right? And while I can’t make my own clothes just yet (at least to the point where I’d wear anything in public), I do love a good bag tutorial. Whether you’re gearing up for holiday travel or just a night on the town, here are ten must-try zipper pouch tutorials you’ll want to try asap!

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials1. Color Book Pages Pouch by Damask Love

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials2. Hand Lettered Clutch by Paper & Stitch

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials3. No Sew Pouch by Homey Oh My

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials4. DIY Pencil Pouch by Alice & Lois

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials5. Painted Clutch via Martha Stewart Continue reading…

DIY Market Tote Bag

Learn to make this washable market tote in only 30 minutes!
Now that fall is officially here, it’s time for pumpkins, corn, apple picking and markets. If you’re looking to add your own personal flair on your grocery tote, boy do I have the easiest project for you! You can make a plain canvas tote colorful, fun and completely washable all in about a half hour. Here’s how:

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: tote bag, Painters, tape, iron, stencil

Learn to make this washable market tote in only 30 minutes!I used Painters on canvas, but they work on just about any surface (plastic, wood, glass, metal, fabric, and more!). You can grab a coupon for them right here AND Painters is hosting a monthly contest from now until December where you could win a prize valued at $500 for showing off what you make (check out #StyleByAisle and #PaintersStyle on social!). The Style by Aisle with Painters Contest will have a different theme each month (this month is Clothing, Accessories, Shoes), so you can really get creative. Read more about it here!

Learn to make this washable market tote in only 30 minutes!Decide on what phrase or shape you want on your bag, create it in photoshop or word, and print it out. You can also freehand your design, but the stencil is a huge help if you don’t have that confidence! Slip stencil inside tote and tape in place. Trace around your letters with the Painters and fill in.

Once your design is complete, set with heat to make machine washable. And just like that, you’re done! Easy peasy, don’t you think?!

Learn to make this washable market tote in only 30 minutes!I’ll pretty much be sporting this bag with me all season. Chances are it will either be filled with flowers or caramel apples at all times. You know, the necessities.

Learn to make this washable market tote in only 30 minutes!

Learn to make this washable market tote in only 30 minutes!

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