Monday, March 5, 2018

The Global Styler: Spring Banner from a canvas tote

Hello everybody!!  Happy March! It's Global Styler time and (even though I'm a little early) SPRING time! Tomorrow I have a Spring home tour for you but today I want to show you this cute Spring banner I made by re-purposing a canvas tote. *this post contains affiliate links.

A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner
 
A couple years ago our church did a sermon series called Harvest. We were in Hawaii at the time but some of our pastors sent me the bible study, a shirt and this adorable tote. Side note: The design was created by my sweet friend Michelle. I love everything she does!

A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner

I love the tote but I love home decor more so I cut the straps off.

A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner

Folded the bag in half and cut a straight line at an angle.

A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner

It looks like a giant, happy pocket.

A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner

From here I decided to add black to the flag with pom poms and colored in the words with permanent marker.

A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner

I just used little dots of hot glue to keep the trim from moving around. I also hot glued the front of the bag to the back of the bag so that it no longer looks like a bag.

I already had this pretty black and white woven rope from Christmas clearance and a dowel (I stained and cut that to size).

A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner

 I hot glued the rope in between the two sides of the bag.

A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner

Then I glued a loop around the dowel.

A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner

I pulled the rope back up and hot glued it to itself.

A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner

I did the same thing to the other side and added a dot of hot glue to the back of the dowel and the rope so that the rope wouldn't slide around on the dowel.

It's so cute!! I love how it turned out. If perfectly springy and great.

A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner

I think it will end up in our laundry room but for now it looks pretty cute in here.

A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner


For this project I used everything that I already had on hand but the tote-into-a-banner thing got me thinking and shopping for other possibilities. Look at this round up of cute totes I found on the www. The images are clickable and will take you to their site.
Canvas tote round up

I can picture the mermaid or cat one in a kids space. Any of these would make such charming little banners....or bags. If you aren't into buying one thing only to cut it up, I've found some pretty banners to might like. Each of them is clickable too!
Wall banner round up
Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure you keep scrolling for more quick, easy spring crafts from Up To Date Interiors:

Quick and Easy Nordic Flower Garland for Spring
Casa Watkins Living:
DIY Boho Woven Basket Wall Hanging


and A Designer At Home:
5 Minute Dollar Store Spring Wreath

Also, make sure to come back tomorrow for my Spring home tour. I moved a lot of decor around and I'm excited to show you how I've switched things up!

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A quick craft! Repurpose a Canvas tote into a spring banner

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4 comments:

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    1. Thanks! I cant wait to put it in a FINISHED laundry room...

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  2. what a great way to be repurpose at tote. I love the black pom-pom and filled in lettering. It’s perfectly springy !!

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  3. Jessica this is so cute! I love that you repurposed a tote for this and it looks so amazing! So creative!

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