DIY – Decorative Canvas Bag…

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You may not know this about me but, I am not the neatest person. I’m very clean but I usually have little piles of stuff around the house. Typically, at my spot on the love seat I have a stack of stuff next to me…my calendar, magazines, blog planner, pens and my never-ending to-do-lists. I decided that instead of this pile being unsightly and out of control I would create something pretty to store everything.

My solution – a decorated canvas bag. I figured that not only is it pretty, it will keep everything corralled together and the bag makes it easy to grab and go.

I gathered together a canvas bag, fabric and some orange burlap…

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.The canvas totes came in a three-pack from Hobby Lobby. Sticker price $7.99 for all three, minus my 40% off coupon. So for $4.80 I got three canvas tote bags…awesome 🙂

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.I cut out a double square of fabric for the front of the bag…

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.…and sewed it to the front of the bag, leaving the top open for the pocket.

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.I then cut a strip of orange burlap to create a rose…

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.Folded in half…

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.…twisting and wrapping.

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.…until I had a rose.

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.I also cut a strip of cheap muslin fabric to create a smaller rose using the same method…

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.…and sewed into place.

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.I also attached a vintage button from my grandmother’s collection to the pocket.  Isn’t this cute? I am thrilled with how it turned out 🙂

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.Plenty of room inside for all of my blogging materials.

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.I really like how my “Creativity” notebook makes a statement.

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.Plenty more space to add more materials.

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.

Easy DIY decorative canvas bag. Add a pocket on the fron for a pop of color. Also added a vintage button and handmade orange burlap rose and muslin rose.I can’t wait to get started on the other two canvas bags. I was thinking of a reading bag or beach bag. What do y’all think?

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