Twist Two 99¢ Bandannas Around a Bag... 😱

Jessica Shaw
by Jessica Shaw
3 Materials
$2
15 Minutes
Easy

It is so easy to make your plain handbag into something special.


All you need is a couple of 99-cent bandanas and little hot glue, and you’ll have a stunning upcycled scarf bag.

Tools and materials:

  • Small handbag or cosmetic bag
  • Two 99-cent bandanas
  • Hot glue and glue gun
Bandanas

1. Pick your bandanas

Choose a couple of bandanas that go well together.

Rolling bandana

2. Roll your bandanas

Tightly roll up your bandanas on the diagonal.

Gluing the end

Secure the end corner with hot glue.

Progress photo

Repeat with your second bandana.

Cosmetic bag

3. Grab a handbag

Either find an old handbag or cosmetic bag in your closet, or pick up an inexpensive one from your local dollar store.

Adding the bandanas to the bag

4. Upcycle your handbag

Wrap one of your rolled bandanas around your handbag, about a third of the way in from one side. 


Have the open ends of the bandana at the top of your bag.

Adding glue

Secure the bandana to your bag with hot glue.

Adding the bandanas to the bag

Make sure it is well stuck to your bag!

Adding the bandanas to the bag

Repeat with your second bandana, about a third of the way in from the other side of your bag.

Making the bag handles

5. Make bag handles

Tie the ends of the front side of the bandanas together.

Making the bag handles

Make a very tight double-knot.

Making the bag handles

Repeat to make a handle from the other bandana ends.

DIY scarf bag

DIY scarf bag

How cute is this little scarf bag! 


Now you can fill it with whatever you want. Your wallet, keys and sunglasses, or cosmetics – it’s up to you! 


Try it out and leave a comment to let me know how you liked this tutorial.

Suggested materials:
  • Small handbag or cosmetic bag
  • Two 99-cent bandanas
  • Hot glue and glue gun

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