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Summer is here but soon will be over and we still have many trips to the beach planned out. If you have kids you know they want to bring just about everything they have laying around with them to the beach. But, who’s going to carry it all? We are always in the look-out for some cute bags for our beach trips. Here I want to share with you my girls diy project and how we bring the tropical into our own backyard. By transforming t-shirts into beach bags & hand-painting one with a beach view, palm trees and beautiful sunset, and another one with bright colorful flowers.
Tropical No-Sew Beach Bag
- Watercolor or Acrylic Paint
- Fabric Medium
- Dish (to mix paint in)
- Piece of cardboard or plastic (to place inside the t-shirt before painting on it)
- Lay out your t-shirt and lay it flat.
- Determine the best spots to cut the sleeves and neckline. Measure down how deep you want the bag to be. Then measure 3 more inches and mark that spot.
- Cut each sleeve off, the neckline and the bottom of the shirt. Remember, you have everything marked and measured already.
- Keeping the bottom of the shirt lined up start cutting the bottom of the shirt into 3/4 to 1 inch wide fringes by about 2 inches tall. You want to be as even as possible.
- Once cut, insert a piece of cardboard or plastic inside the t-shirt. Between the fabric. This step will prevent the paint to go through the back side of your bag.
- Mix 2 parts of the watercolors of your choice (or acrylic paint) with 1 part medium. The medium will help your art adhere to the fabric and not wash off once you decide to throw it into the washing machine.
- After your art is finished let it dry completely. A couple of hours will do.
- Once completely dry, cut the very first and last fringe piece at the side seem to create 2 pieces of fringe.
- If you want your bag to hide the fringes, turn the t-shirt wrong side out and start tying the front and the back fringes together. Once all the fringes have been tied together, you will notice the bag has small holes where you tied the fringe together. To fix this all you have to do is tie together the fringes on each side of the whole together. Keep doing this until every strip is double tied.
- If you want your bag with the fringes showing, start tying them with the t-shirt right side out. They end up looking super cute and fun!
- Finally, flip the bag right side, out and you are done. Yay!
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We were inspired to bring the tropics right into our own backyard with painted no-sew beach bags, the perfect craft for everyone, including kids. Now tell me, how do you #BringTheTropicsHome?
Hi there! I’m Wanda – the creator and author at My Sweet Zepol a healthy food, travel, and lifestyle blog. Passionate about food photography, food styling, entertaining and advocate about creating memories around the kitchen table. With a mission to create easy-to-make meals for the busy family.