Friday, January 27, 2012

Thrifted DIY: Put a Heart on It #2

Heart Tote: DIY
I've been really wanting a heart tote since seeing this one from Fluffy Co. And although that one is still on my wish list, I decided I could make a similar one for a lot less! I used a tote I purchased for $3 and thrifted paint and paintbrushes. :)

Supplies: Acrylic paint; sponge brush; small paintbrush; Sharpie; large tote; heart-shaped chocolate box

  1. Trace the outline of a heart-shaped chocolate box onto a large tote with a black Sharpie.
  2. Squeeze paint inside the heart, and paint the inside with a sponge brush. 
  3. Paint around the edges of the heart with a small paintbrush.
  4. Dry in a kitty-free area.
  5. Use your thrifty tote as a cute purse alternative. :)
Perfect for Valentine's Day! Have a great weekend, everyone.



  1. What a great idea! Yours looks great, too, for much less!

  2. Really cute idea :)