Well, it’s spring time which only means one thing…time to break out my glue gun! I’m not sure why but when April hits I feel inspired to recreate what’s trending. Unless you’ve been living under a pom-pomless rock, you know that tassels, pom-poms, and fun embellishments are a MUST for spring & summer. If you scored yourself some great embellished accessories last year, you’re in luck! You can break those babies out again and be perfectly on trend.
I was on the Baublebar website last week and found the most perfect beach/pool tote covered in big ole fun pom-poms. I couldn’t even hit “add to cart” fast enough…except it was sold out. And also $80, which in hindsight means I probably would have kept it in my online cart just long enough before I finally remembered I do not need to spend $80 on a beach tote. I would though. Let’s just put that out there.. 😛So with that, the idea to break out my glue gun was born! I grabbed this super cute beach tote at Target for $29.99 and the pom-poms were $4 a bag (but I had a coupon!) The total for this DIY was about $37! (I already had the glue gun/glue).
Lay the beach tote on a flat surface and put a piece of cardboard inside the bag to keep the glue from seeping into the other side. I used all large sized pom-poms for the first 2 rows and the medium sized for the bottom row.
Once your glue gun is ready to go, the fun starts! Glue your poms in any design/pattern you wish! I chose to keep mine pretty similar to the inspo bag. After gluing, press pom-pom down firmly with two fingers for about 20-30 seconds to ensure the glue adheres.
I wish I could tell you there was more to it, but that’s it! Lay your fab new bag flat to ensure glue completely dries, remove cardboard, and head straight to the beach! I promise you’ll get LOTS of compliments and “where did you get that?”‘s.
If you make this tote, please tag me in your pics! Also, check out the “DIY” tab at the top of this page to check out more great do it yourself versions of the hottest accessory trends! (Including the sequin message hat!)