DIY Summer Tote

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Every summer as my kids get older, I get more excited about the summer adventures that we can have together. Now that they can both run, climb, and tell me what they want to do on a summer day it has been so fun to make plans with them! As part of this, I love having a designated beach bag that we can have ready when one of our little ones requests a beach day, packed up with sunscreen, towels, and Huggies Little Swimmers! So today, we’ve teamed up with Huggies Little Swimmers and Huggies Natural Care Wipes (our faves!) to bring you a tutorial for making your own beach bag, so you can find adventure like in Disney•Pixar Finding Dory!

Here’s how we did it:


Supplies Needed: 

Plain tote bag
Heat transfer Material, or Iron-On Transfer Paper
Paint or Dye
Needle + Thread


  1. Cut out your image! I just found a saying and font I liked online and threw it together. Then, I cut mine out with my Silhouette Portrait. However, this project could also be easily made by printing your design on iron-on transfer paper. Once your item is cut, iron it on to your bag per your transfer paper directions.

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2. Paint or dye your beads! I used FolkArt Ultra Dye for my beads because the colors are so vibrant while still allowing the natural grain of the wood come through.


3. Secure the beads to the top edge of the tote bag with a needle and thread, tying on the inside of the bag.



That’s it! You’re beach ready! Just pack it up with some Huggies Little Swimmers and Huggies Natural Care Wipes and you’re ready to find adventure just like Dory (who is looking adorable on these products).


Pick up your own Little Swimmers for $1.50 off 1 pack by using this coupon: http://cbi.as/3wi-l, and your little one will be set for some summer fun! Little Swimmers are my favorite swimpants because they have easy-open sides to make water side changes a breeze. Plus, they are made with unique absorbent material that won’t swell in the water. Pair them with Huggies Natural Care Wipes (which are made of 99 percent water for a gentle clean) and you’ll be ready for cleaning faces, fingers and toes during long days at the beach.





For worry-free water fun in the sun, look for Huggies Little Swimmers with new Finding Dory characters at a retailer near you, and follow this link to download a coupon for $1.50 off your first pack of Huggies Little Swimmers – for a limited time – and find other Huggies offers. And be sure to follow Huggies on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Happy summer!
ox. Liz

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