Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Upcycled Jute Tote Bag

This weekend there was a bit of a find over at the Ballard Design outlet store. You don't think these bags started out this way do you?
Of course you don't. You know better. Imagine racks and racks of these... Monogrammed jute tote bags.
Of course that only works if you know someone with the right initials. Well I knew I could get around that. Using pieces of a vintage crochet blanket I was able to make these fun Junque Totes. I'm getting them ready for show season. They will be perfect for Junkin' in Style. A sweet and useful bag for hauling your treasures as you shop.

Four down. Six more left. Oodles of ruffles. Should I go back and get more?

Linking up to:
Thrifty Thursday
Junkin Finds Friday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday

17 comments:

vivian said...

Love the bags! great idea!!
xo
vivian

Jane said...

Yes, I think you should go back and get more. They are fabulous and you'll sell them in no time!
Jane

Kathy said...

I love this idea too!!! I'd go back and get the rest! ha ha!!

Take care, Kathy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How cute are they!

Pam said...

How cute. I would never thought to cover the initial. Go back and grab the rest of them.

Ribbons Undone said...

So clever. You know, I don't think I'll ever look at a plain ol' monogrammed bag the same way again! Thanks for sharing your fabulous idea. Victoria

Ames said...

i think they are adorable. Very creative!~Ames

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a very cute idea! The bags are great and then covering the monogram is brilliant. I think you will sell them with no problem. Thanks for joining JFF!!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

What a fabulous idea. I often pass up good buys because they have a monogram that doesn't fit! I'll remember this redo the next time I run across a monogramed item! Would work for Towels and wearables like shirts etc. Love It!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You are so clever. I can't tell you how many bags I have passed up because of the monograms, (kicking myself as I type)
Your turned out really cute!
Thanks for sharing, Annette

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

I sure hope you went back and got more, that is just a fabulous repurpose of those bags. I'd buy it in a heartbeat!

Susan said...

These bags are pretty!!

Lynn Richards said...

Way cute! You could do so much with these!!! I would go nuts after a while!!!
xo
lynn

Vanessa@Southern In My Heart said...

Fabulous! What a clever and creative way to repurpose something and make them look even prettier. Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Diane said...

Love them! I just bought 10 canvas bags at hobby lobby to decorate a couple of weeks ago. This is an inspiration! So happy I found your blog.

Wilsonemzx said...

Way cute! You could do so much with these!!! I would go nuts after a while!!! xo lynn

William Winston said...

Your blog post is quite unique, grasping, and innovative with its content & readable quality. It has motivated me a lot in using environmentally friendly Jute Bag instead of plastic and paper bags.