DIY Fruit Straw Bag

Cherries + straw = two of my favorite summer motifs. After stumbling upon a lot of adorable cherry appliqués, I knew I had to utilize them in some way or another. And with an overabundance of straw bags in my closet, I had plenty of mediums to choose from. Basically, this combination was a no brainer. I'm currently obsessing over traditional Portuguese reed bags, which are each woven on a hand loom by artisanal basket weavers and extremely, extremely durable. I love the wicker handles and the fact that there isn't a closure to the bag - because in the summer, it's all about easy access, right? The colorful ones are super chic but for this particular project, we'll be adorning a plain version with some fun and cheeky fruit salad flair!

What You'll Need

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Start by choosing an assortment of appliqués you want to use for your bag. I like to arrange the appliqués on the bag before glueing them down.

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Squeeze a big dollop of glue onto a small piece of paper. I like to use little square piece of wax paper so that the glue stays tacky and doesn't seep through to your working surface. Use the tip of a toothpick to apply glue to the back of the appliqué. It's okay to go a little heavy on the glue here. I recommend applying about 4-5 large dots of glue, covering as many sections as you can.

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Carefully place the appliqué onto the bag. Press and hold for a few seconds. Apply the rest of the appliqués on one side of the bag and allow to dry for at least 2-3 hours before working on the other side.

Here is the same bag with a multitude of fruits and vegetable appliqués!

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15 Comments

  1. Michelle wrote:

    This idea is absolutely adorable, those tiny cherries look so cute! I would love to make a version with strawberries, or pineapples!
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    6.4.18
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  2. grace wrote:

    This is just TOO FUN.

    6.4.18
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  3. Carolina wrote:

    Great idea !!!

    6.5.18
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  4. I’m in so love with this DIY straw bag … It looks so cute …
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    6.7.18
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  5. Lorena wrote:

    Superb idea!
    YOU’RE QUITE THE GENIUS.

    6.7.18
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  6. pictaram wrote:

    I love this idea! I just wonder how could I find these cute embroidered fruit and vegetable appliques.

    6.8.18
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  7. Awwwwww! Its so cute thanks for sharing the DIY tutorial with us.

    6.12.18
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  8. Justina wrote:

    Very lovely….I just love this bag,it is so cute.It can be used for casual of office use.I wounder will I get these appliqué easily in market.I would love to make 2 bags like this…1 bag will be similar to the bag in the picture with many different colourful fruits and 2nd bag i wish I also get different cartoon appliqué so that I can make bag with cartoon appliqué,then I will have different bags for daily use.

    6.13.18
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    7.5.18
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    7.10.18
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  11. Susanne wrote:

    Sweet cherries on a straw bag – what a stunning idea!

    7.18.18
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  12. Natalia wrote:

    Wow! This just changed my whole perspective of styling a straw bag. You took it to the next level, man! I love it and I can’t wait to do this too. Thank you for sharing the idea. 🙂

    7.24.18
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