DIY Red, White + Blue Tote

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We can’t get enough of our Independence Day-themed goodies, so it’s always a sad moment when July 5 arrives and we’re supposed to tuck all of our star-spangled décor away until next year. Happily, that red, white and blue combo can work well into the rest of the summertime on its own! We’re making these colors less holiday-centric with a DIY painted tote that will work through September. Because, really — this classic Americana look will never go out of style!

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Straw Tote Bag (from the Target dollar section) // ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape

First, use painter’s tape to mark off the bottom area of your tote. To achieve a thick band of color, apply tape about 6 inches above the bottom of your bag. (Note: because of the curved shape of this tote, it was easiest to work with several small pieces of tape instead of one long one.)

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Author: Carrie Waller

Carrie is the writer, stylist and photographer behind Dream Green DIY, and also is the features editor for Glitter Guide. Follow along on Instagram!

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