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This DIY Boho Bucket Bag Is All You Need for Festival Season

Whether you’re hitting up a music festival or the beach this summer, you can never have too many options for toting your summer essentials. We’re adding one more with this easy hack that transforms a rag rug into a colorful, DIY boho bucket bag. The soft fabrics and brilliant colors in rag rugs set the perfect boho vibe for festival season. All you need to complete your festival look are some boho updos and this easy crop top. Scroll on to discover how to make this gorgeous bag!


Materials + Tools
— rag rug

— canvas or thick fabric (12 x 12 inches)

— ruler

— chalk

— fabric scissors

— thread

— sewing needle

— eyelets with setter kit

— hammer

— cord

— suede lace

DIY Boho Bucket Bag

Instructions

1. Measure, mark and cut your rug to about 13 x 15 inches. NOTE: When you cut a rag rug width-wise, the thread will start to unravel if you handle it too much, so work quickly. To avoid this entirely, you can use the whole rug or superglue the thread on the cut side.

2. Use a plate or round object to trace a circle on your canvas. Use colored chalk so you can see the outline, and cut the circle out. This will be the bottom of your bag.

3. Thread your needle and knot the end of the thread. Start hand stitching the rug to the canvas bottom. We used a basic whip stitch, but you can use whatever method you’re comfortable with.

4. Once you’re done stitching the bottom of the bag together, it will create a cylindrical shape, and you can hand stitch the two sides of the bag together. Afterwards, turn the bag inside out so the stitches are neatly inside the bag.

5. Now we’ll use an eyelet kit, which comes with a setter, an anvil and eyelets to create two holes for our bag strap. Using sharp scissors, cut a very tiny slit into the middle-top corner of the bag. Then follow the package instructions to attach one eyelet in each top corner of the bag.

6. Measure and cut your cord into your desired length (ours was about 45 inches long). Thread the cord through each eyelet and knot it on the inside of the bag. You can also attach a suede tie around the top of the bag to keep your things safely inside.

DIY Boho Bucket Bag

Measure, mark and cut your rug to about 13 x 15 inches. Just a note: When you cut a rag rug width-wise, the thread will start to unravel if you handle it too much, so work quickly. To avoid this entirely, you can use the whole rug or superglue the thread on the cut side.

Use a plate or round object to trace a circle on your canvas. Use colored chalk so you can see the outline and cut the circle out. This will be the bottom of your bag.

DIY Boho Bucket Bag

Thread your needle and knot the end of the thread. Start hand stitching the rug to the canvas bottom. We used a basic whip stitch, but you can use whatever method you’re comfortable with.

Once you’re done stitching the bottom of the bag together, it will create a cylindrical shape, and you can hand stitch the two sides of the bag together. Once you’re done, turn the bag inside out so the stitches are neatly inside the bag.

Now we’ll use an eyelet kit, which comes with a setter, an anvil and eyelets to create two holes for our bag strap. Using sharp scissors, cut a very tiny slit into the middle-top corner of the bag. Then follow the package instructions to attach one eyelet in each top corner of the bag.

Measure and cut your cord into your desired length (ours was about 45 inches long). Thread the cord through each eyelet and knot it on the inside of the bag. You can also attach a suede tie around the top of the bag to keep your things safely inside.

DIY Boho Bucket Bag

DIY Boho Bucket BagDIY Boho Bucket Bag

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Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

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Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

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Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

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