It’s time for another Dollar Store Design Challenge and since it’s almost summer and many of us will be heading to the beach soon (yay!) I gave a dollar store beach bag a fun makeover.
This was a super easy project to do. I used my Cricut and Cricut Stencil Vinyl to make a stencil, but don’t worry, if you don’t have a Cricut or a Silhouette, you can just as easily use pre-made stencils from the craft store to glam up your dollar store beach bag.
Here’s what you’ll need to makeover a dollar store beach bag.
- a beach bag from the dollar store
- acrylic paints
- Sharpie pen
- stencil(s) (pre-made or make your own with Cricut Stencil Vinyl – here’s a good article about Cricut Stencil Vinyl)
- cardboard or newspaper to put inside of beach bag during painting
Choose or make your stencils.
I made mine using my Cricut Maker and an image from Design Space.
Adhere the stencil to bag and paint!
I painted on several coats of the paint to get good coverage. I let each coat dry before applying another.
This design didn’t turn out exactly how I envisioned it so once the design was completely dry, I used a black Sharpie pen to outline the letters and it looks so much better.
I am so ready to grab my flip flops and beach bag and head to the beach!
Now let’s see what my friends have done with their purchases from the dollar store:
Dollar Store Beach Bag Makeover Create and Babble
Clothespin Wreath My Repurposed Life
Hand Lettered Dollar Store Margarita Glasses + Free SVGs One Project Closer
Patriotic Etched Beer Mug The DIY Village
Flamingo Wreath Refresh Restyle
Candy is Dandy Cross Stitched Candy Jar The Kim Six Fix
Rooster Wall Décor Petticoat Junktion
Patriotic Bunting From Bandanas The Country Chic Cottage
Here is Where I Party!
How cute Jeanie! Great tip about outlining with Sharpie. A paint pen would also be a great option. I try to keep those on hand in basic colors. 🙂
Pinning your project and shared it on Facebook.
ps thanks for being part of the squad!
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Very cute and great gift idea for someone! Visiting from Thrifty Thursday party.
What a cute way to dress up a store bought tote! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday – I’m featuring your beach tote at this week’s party. Hope you can link up with us again!
Looks great! Pinned! Thanks so much for joining our To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More link party!
Jann Olson says
What a great way to dress up a beach bag! Thanks for sharing with SYC.