Unfortunately, like many women, I have expensive taste and frankly my wallet just isn’t full of cash money. I often find myself walking through stores thinking “that’s way too expensive, I might as well make it” and instantly get to work. Case in point this Tory Burch beach tote that retails for a whopping $295. Yikes. I had this wicker bag hiding in storage and knew it was perfect for a little DIY project, not to mention today is Cinco De Mayo and the colors are so fitting to the holiday! This can double as a beach tote OR a picnic basket filled with all the chips and guac you could ever want. Heading to the La Condesa Cindo De Mayo Block Party tonight? This little number might make its debut.
Pom Poms are key to taking this tote from drab to fab. I decided to make navy blue poms to match the stitch in the basket. Find out how to make your own here.I tied eight pom poms (about three inches round), along the trim of the basket. The good thing about working with wicker is the easy access for tying thread together, but there are many options, so make sure you choose the tote you like best before getting started!
Isn’t it darling?! If anyone is interested in adding this to their handbag selection, let me know, I’d be happy to make you one! $25 a pop is much better than the alternative :) In other news, Happy Cinco De Mayo! May your day be filled with more beans and rice than you know what to do with. Olé!