DIY Burlap Messenger Bag

DIY Burlap Messenger bag - lizmarieblog.com
So, a few days ago while browsing through Hobby Lobby, after I had just booked my ticket home to Michigan to meet my nephew. I leave next week & I’m so excited to meet the little guy! Anyways I was thinking about what kind of carry on I was going to take on my flight that would fit all of the items I wanted to bring on the plane when I came across this lovely burlap messenger bag that was only $12 {& I used the 40% off coupon from their phone app so the bag ended up only being around $7. Score.} Of course the bag was just plain burlap so I wanted to spice it up a bit. I purchased some fabric markers {found in the same isle at hobby lobby} & went at the bag to personalize it.

DIY Burlap Messenger bag - lizmarieblog.com

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Items needed:

>> Masking tape or painters tape

>>Fabric marker

>> Chalk

>> Burlap bag

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First I measured out where I wanted my stripes & marked the areas with a piece of chalk for reference. I then layed out the masking tape to form my stripes. I chose to do my stripes in the center, but you can do them on the sides, or anywhere you would like.

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After you have taped the bag, simply use your fabric marker to fill in the negative spaces. You can do as many layers as you want to darken the areas. I chose to only do a few layers to have more of an antiqued worn look. When you are happy with how your stripes look simply peel off the tape & voila you have a pretty burlap messenger bag.

DIY Burlap Messenger bag - lizmarieblog.com

DIY Burlap Messenger bag - lizmarieblog.com
DIY Burlap Messenger bag - lizmarieblog.com
DIY Burlap Messenger bag - lizmarieblog.com

I’m thinking my DIY burlap messenger bag will be a great companion for my trip home to Michigan. It fits my laptop, camera, wallet, and other essentials. The price is on point too! Have you DIY’ed a bag like this before? What do you think of my messenger bag? I would love to hear from you in the comments below, my facebook page, on Instagram, or Twitter! xx linking to.

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