The DIY inspiration for this post is colored sand in a bottle. I remember having so much fun as a child making those, and this time I used colored strips of leather on a canvas tote to recreate the memory.
This project was simple, and a great way to use beautiful scrap leathers that you don’t want to throw away. Just cut the shapes you want and sew them on a bag. Voilà! Now you have a fun new bag to wear.
We brought this DIY Bag to Dumbo Arts Festival where we stopped in galleries, open studios, and walked around to see all the outdoor art installations.
We even took the bag for a spin around Jane’s carousel which happened to be Jonna’s first time on a merry-go-round. Thanks to Jonna for modeling our DIY bag and Claire Bee for the gorgeous leather jacket.