Make a cute straw bag for less than €13

I made this round straw bag from two IKEA place mats. Perfect for summer.

IKEA Items:
SOARÉ place mats

SOARÉ place mat |

Other materials:
  • Jute string
  • Felt
  • Handles

All bought in a bazaar.

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Place mats cost €8. The handles cost €3.50, felt €0.60 and jute €0.75

To join the two place mats I cut a strip of felt about 8 cm wide and I glued strips of jute strings on to it. This makes it a better match to the straw place mats.

Then, I glued the felt around the place mats and sewed both pieces together. I repeated this with the other place mat.

DIY straw bag - IKEA hack

The handles are sewn onto the place mats. You can also make your own handles out of jute strings.

And that’s it! Straw bag done.

~ by Rosa