I love the dollar bins and craft and retail stores. I think I stop and look every time I go. You never know what you’ll find. Recently, I went to Michael’s and found these cute little canvas bags that I thought would be great for when I travel or the perfect gift. With a couple embellishments I bought at a vintage flea market and some rhinestones, I made these Upcycled Dollar Bin Canvas Bags.
- Dollar Bin Bags
- Metal Embellishments
- Fabric Glue
- Jewelry Glue
- Straight pins
This project is so easy and self-explanatory but I’ll try to share some helpful hints that I learned while embellishing these. Here is the BEFORE photo of the bags. Cute right? I couldn’t help myself!
They are great just the way they are but of course I just HAD to upcycle them just a tad. I started off by adding lace to one of them. I measured the lace around and used Fabric Fusion to attach it.
At the ends where I saw the lace lifting, I used straight pins and clips to hold them down until it dried.
I did the same this when I added the metal corner embellishments that I bought at an antique flea market not long ago.
For the rhinestones and the metal embellishments I used jewelry glue.
So far so good! I’ve pulled them inside and outside of bags and purses and everything has stayed on! Here are some after photos of each one.
I hope you like them! I’m excited to share with you the repurposed canvas bank money bag I made into a travel laundry bag to match!