On my last trip to the Goodwill, I was on the hunt for something summery for my next Thrifty DIY project, and I came acoss a plain straw tote bag for $2.99. It was calling out to me for a colorful, pom-pom infused Design Improvised makeover!
Inexpensive straw bags are easy to find at this time of year, whether you snag a thrift store steal or find one at a big box store. As long as they have a flat woven pattern like this one, they are prime candidates for painting. I used my favorite Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Paints for this project:
Supplies for Painted Straw Tote Bag
- Inexpensive straw tote bag
- Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Paints
- Small brushes (I ended up using even smaller brushes than shown here - from my daughter's watercolor paint set!)