Good morning friends! We are on week two of our beach time and loving every minute. I always forget how hectic things are down at the beach and haven’t had much time to check in here. I sure love these beach days, and I know we will be back into our routine very soon. School starts in a short THREE weeks.
But let’s hold on to summer as long as possible mmmmkay?
That said, I have a fun summer project I want to share with you today. Have you seen the cute monogram straw clutches and totes that people have been posting lately? As soon as I saw one, I knew I wanted to try a DIY! So I found a straw clutch for a couple bucks at the thrift store and made one.
DIY Monogram Straw Clutch Tutorial
- Find a straw clutch or tote. As I mentioned, I found this one for a couple bucks.
- Using painters tape, tape off the bottom and top areas to paint. I just eyeballed the area to keep blank where the monogram will go.
- OK, now you are ready to paint. Be sure to stick newspaper or a brown grocery bag between the layers so the paint doesn’t seep through. For mine, I used regular black acrylic paint that I had on hand and a cheap foam paintbrush. 4. Once that dries, you can add your monogram stencil. Of course, you can purchase a stencil to do this project… but I made my own! For my stencil, I used a Word document and created my monogram using the block letter feature (to save ink) and Times New Roman font. After I printed out the monogram, I just used small scissors to cut the monogram inverted creating a simple stencil from regular printer paper.
5. To paint, I just placed the paper stencil in the blank area between the painted lines and blotted the paint brush over the paper on to the clutch.
This dress has become my go-to road trip dress! Super comfy, with pockets and can be on your front door in two days! And if you love the look of this clutch but are not a DIY girl, this Etsy store has lots of cute options!
What do you think? Is this something you will try? It really was a pretty easy project and I love the classic black, the stripe and the monogram! I think this would be a really cute way to personalize a canvas tote or even a makeup bag.