DIY Purse With Unexpected Dollar Tree Items

Jessica Shaw
by Jessica Shaw
4 Materials
20 Minutes

Grab a Dollar Tree sink mat for this unexpected DIY purse. Just follow along with my step-by-step tutorial and let’s make this custom accessory together!

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Tools and materials:

  • Clear sink mat
  • Clear cord
  • Scissors
  • Assorted colorful beads
Folding sink mat

1. Fold

Fold the sink mat in half to become the body of a horizontal purse.

2. Weave with clear cord to secure the sides

Cut some clear cord and weave it through the holes on each side of the purse body, tying off the ends. 

Weaving clear cord

Cut off the excess cord.

Cutting excess cord

The sides of the purse should be secure:

Progress shot

3. Make a beaded strap and attach it

Make a beaded strap using the clear cord and an assortment of colorful beads.

Make it extra long so that you can have a double strap. 

Making beaded strap

Then attach the beaded strap by tying it tightly at the corners with more cord. Cut off any excess.

Attaching beaded strap

Who knew a dollar store sink mat could look so cute?!

DIY purse with unexpected Dollar Tree items

This DIY purse is the perfect size for a phone:

DIY purse with unexpected Dollar Tree items

DIY purse with unexpected Dollar Tree items

I hope you enjoyed this surprising dollar store purse DIY. If so, leave me a comment down below.

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Suggested materials:
  • Clear sink mat
  • Clear cord
  • Scissors
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  • Patricia Patricia on Apr 25, 2024

    How about in the shower, without the strap hang with hooks for those bottles cluttering the shower floor???

  • Lad50937492 Lad50937492 on Apr 25, 2024

    You could also thread colored ribbon through the slots and tie off at the ends ( leave some dangling) if you don’t want a clear bag!