All photos by Sara Logan Photography
Making your own dip dye tote bag is easier than you might expect and is perfect to fill with holiday gifts. Susannah and I had a great time playing Santa at the Bright Blog Bash handing out the personalized totes filled to the brim with gifts from our sponsors. We set the gift bags up in the front of the Christmas tree so they would be easy to pass out durning the party.
You can dip dye your tote any color which makes them perfect for all occasions from showers to birthdays to holidays. Here are the supplies you will need to make your own dip dye tote:
- White or neutral canvas tote bags
- Rit dye in your choice of color (my totes are teal)
- A large bucket to dye the totes
For the tassel
- Hemp cord
- Wooden beads
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushe(s)
I had never dip dyed before, but it ended up being easier than I expected. I started off following Susan’s tutorial to dip dye the totes. I set my bucket of Rit dye up in the kitchen sink and completed two dozen totes in two evenings. I hung them on a drying rack over night and then threw them in the dryer on high the next morning.
Once my totes were dyed, I added a decorative tassel. I picked up an assortment of wooden beads at Michael’s and painted them black, white, gold and teal. I used the end of a paint brush to make a polka dot pattern on larger beads. I strung everyone’s beads differently on the hemp cord to mix it up. I added Tiny Print’s gift enclosure cards as name tags, which looked so festive.
A DIY tote bag with a matching tassel makes the perfect gift or reusable gift bag. Fill it to the top with gifts and you will be everyones’s best friend! Be sure to stop by Feast + West today, Susannah is sharing her painted spoon DIY.