How To Make A Recycled Tote Bag In 5 Minutes?

How To Make A Recycled DIY Tote Bag In 5 Minutes?


We have so many unused products in our house lying in our storerooms and cupboards. Especially the school items like plastic paper files, colours, chart papers etc are used for few times and they are placed in the cupboards. The DIY crafts make use of such elements and help you prepare best form waste. The paper files can be easily turned into a daily-use plastic DIY Tote bag within 5 quick minutes!

If you don’t think it’s your cup of tea, go through this easy and simple process which won’t require any master skills! Today we are making a cool plastic handbag using some waste items. So gather all your materials and start making this amazing bag with us!

How To Make A Recycled Tote Bag In 5 Minutes?

Things You Need To Make A DIY Tote Bag

Things You Need To Make A DIY Tote Bag

  • Plastic file bag
  • Scissor
  • Pen
  • Glue gun
  • Stapler
  • Cutter
  • Satin ribbon
  • Beads lace
  • Plastic transparent hose
  • Decorative laces

Steps To Make The DIY Tote Bag

Step 1: Trim the file into a bag

How To Make Tote Bag?

Let’s start by making the bag. Take the plastic paper file. We need to remove the top of the folder and thus, mark the measurements of the top from the front and backwards. Now, using a scissor, trim the top of the bag as per the measurements. With this, you will get an open plastic bag! Also, remove any of the buttons on the bag which is meant for closing the bag.

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Step 2: Cover the trimmed area

How To Make DIY Tote Bag In 5 Minutes?

To cover up the trimmed area, we will use a red ribbon. Take a broad red ribbon. Bend the broad ribbon from the centre and stick it backwards and in front of the bag. With the help of glue gun, stick the red ribbon on the trimmed area and let it get dry.

Step 3: Prepare the handbag handles

How To Make DIY Tote Bag?

We now need to prepare a handle of the bag and thus, we will use a plastic transparent hose. Get a long pipe and cut it into 2 equal pieces. Measure the length of the handle and stick it in the bag. Cut the ends of the pipe and make it broad which will easily stick to the bag. Also, it won’t stick easily with glue and thus, using a stapler, staple one end of the hose.

Step 4: Add decoratively beaded laces into hoses

Make DIY Tote Bag In 5 Minutes

We need to make this plastic hose more decorative and thus, will add beads lace into it. Take the other end of the plastic hose and start inserting the beads lace into it. Fill the lace, cut the ends and apply some glue. Also, staple the other hand to make the grip stronger. Repeat this process for the second handle and stick the second handle on the other side.

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Step 5: Add some decorative laces to the top and bottom

DIY Tote Bag

The handles staples untidily over the bag can make it look ugly and thus, we will use a lace for decorating and covering it. Take the pretty white lace and stick it on the red ribbon. Cover the handles and stapler pins. Using glue stick this entire lace and use a single staple pin to make the lace stick properly. Also, cover the sides and back of the bag with the same lace.

Step 6: Use a glitter artificial rose for decorating the bag

How To Make A Recycled Tote Bag In 5 Minutes?

For making the bag look prettier, use a thin lace in the bottom of the bag. With the help of glue gun, stick the thin lace in the bottom of the bag. Cover the front and back of the bag with this lace. Use staplers wherever necessary to stick the lace perfectly. To give a pretty decorative look to the bag, take a golden rose and stick it in the middle of the bag!

Here is a stunning DIY tote bag ready! Use it daily for carrying some random stuff and money with you!

This is one of the DIY bags which you can easily prepare from the plastic files you have at your home. Choose these simple files and turn them into colourful, decorative and multi-usable tote bags!

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Happy crafting!

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