Dip Dye Tote Bag & Tassel DIY

Bright Blog Bash Holiday Party - diy tote bag and tassel // Sara Logan Photography for Twin Stripe & Feast + West

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.

Bright Blog Bash Holiday Party - diy tote bag and tassel // Sara Logan Photography for Twin Stripe & Feast + West

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:

Supplies

For the tassel

  • Hemp cord
  • Wooden beads
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushe(s)

Bright Blog Bash Holiday Party - diy tassel for tote bag // Sara Logan Photography for Twin Stripe & Feast + West

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.

Bright Blog Bash Holiday Party - diy tassel for tote bag // Sara Logan Photography for Twin Stripe & Feast + WestA 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.

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Katie is the voice behind lifestyle blog, Twin Stripe. Her blog is dedicated to helping readers create a bright and modern lifestyle that doesn’t cost a ton. Twin Stripe features easy DIY projects, tasty recipes, entertaining ideas, style tips, home decorating inspiration and more. Katie lives in Greensboro, N.C. with her fabulous husband, Chad, and adorable pup, Hobbes. She spends her spare time decorating their 1950s bungalow and throwing festive parties. Katie believes you can never have too much glassware or glitter!

13 thoughts on “Dip Dye Tote Bag & Tassel DIY

  1. What a creative and thoughtful gift! I’ve been gathering ideas to gift our friends in the area and love this tote for something like that. Thanks for sharing the how-to:)

    Heather | Style Prescription

    1. I love tote too, but I just can’t get enough of them. I like keeping an extra tote in my card and desk at work just in case. 🙂

  2. I love my bag. I brought it with me with my cards in so I could make them out as needed. Great way to carry my correspondence while on vacation!

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