Straight up, Kate Spade has got me crushing. Have you seen her Pink Flamingo bag of the season? Well I have, and it’s adorable.
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*Kunin Felt sponsored this post, but all thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make PMQ for two possible.
DIY Kate Spade Flamingo Tote Bag
This one is pretty simple to make, so I embellished a little and added some fun details to make it mine. I’d love to see what you do with yours if you make one for yourself.
What do you need to make a flamingo tote bag
- Kunin Felt in pink, black, and any other pinks you can find.
- Hot Glue Gun
- Pom Poms
- Plastic Gemstones
- Black Sharpie or fabric chalk
Using Felt to make a flamingo
The Kuning felt was really easy to work with, and it cut like a hot knife through butter. Fun fact: Kunin felts and fabrics are made in the U.S.A of Eco-Fi 100% polyester fiber, made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. So if you’re someone who likes to indulge in a last minute soft drink, power drink, or even just bottle of water, this is a great way to make up for the plastic footprint eh?
How to make a DIY Flamingo Tote Bag
Trace the outline of the flamingo on the felt. I traced it facing one way, but when I cut it out I preferred it facing the other way so I flipped it.
Traced elements should include: the body, the neck/handle, the head, a wing, and as many feathers as you want.
Lay everything out to make sure it fits and works as planned. I had to do some last minute trimming to make sure it all worked perfectly.
Hot glue whatever gemstones into place. I used one for his eye, and one on each feather and one on the wing.
Hot glue the felt pieces into place. It is a layered look, so obviously you start with the body, add the neck, the face, and then the feathers and wing.
To hide the seam between the two panels for the neck, I decided to add a big black and white striped bow using leftover ribbon from my Spring Daisy Wreath.
I made the bow the way I make all my bows! Two loops that overlap and then the tails added on. It gives a very Col. Sanders look, but I find it looks cleaner.
I added the blue pom poms to make it look like my flamingo was sitting on water. I also added the great big green pom pom to the ribbon to cover-up my seems from gluing it together.
Enjoy! Off to the beach you go!
I love the pom poms on the felt flamingo bag – they kick it up a notch. Don’t even get me started on that bow! COME THROUGH MAMA!
Corinna - ADesignerAtHome says
Ariel! This is too stinkin cute! Who knew felt could be sure a fun DIY material.
RIGHT ?! Felt is surprisingly versatile. I quite enjoyed this project.
SO, SO fun Ariel! LOVE his sweet little bowtie!
thank you ????
This is all around fabulous! You did an amazing job! So lovely.
thanks! My flamingo and your fruit should have a party!
Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook says
Super cute idea! So fun for the summer 🙂
thank you! Perfect for the pool or market! He’s too pretty for the winter
Kyla @HouseOfHipsters says
This is so cute! I love the strap as his neck =)
The flamingo bag is darling! My 11 year old daughter is really into crafts and is starting to get into sewing. This would be a great project to work on with her! Can’t wait to try it out!
This would be such a good project! If you guys do it I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Tan of Squirrelly Minds says
I love this so so much! The pom poms are an excellent addition 😉
Thank you Tan! I think the ribbon and pom poms MAKE this look! So glad you agree
Karen @ copper dot interiors says
Adorable! I love the pompoms too- they amp up the fun factor 🙂
A Kate Spade fan too. This is adorable!
Thank you Shauna!
Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc. says
I LOVE this flamingo bag! How perfectly and whimsically you! I can imagine everyone at the beach wanting one!
So cute and just in time for the rest of summer! I love the little b&w bow against the pink!
super friggin’ adorable! the pom poms just knock the whole thing over the top and I love it.
Thanks girl! I bought a huge bag of pom poms at Michaels and am determines to use them everywhere!!!
Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca says
Very cute, and so summery. Love flamingos!
Have a great day 🙂
This is SO creative! I never wouldn’t thought to make a bag like this! LOVE flamingos – always!
Thank you Lindi! Flamingos forever and always!
Your Flamingo Felt Bag is sooo creative and so clever! I really admire your artistic talents!
Thank you so much Thea 🙂 Thank you for your – as always – kind words 🙂 Hope you have a nice day!
What a super fun bag! So summery and perfect for the beach!
Thank you so much Jo-Anna! It was super easy to make too! 100% my next summer bag 😉
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Love this project – that’s the perfect bag for summer!
Thanks Dani! I think so too 😉
Jen @ Fresh Crush says
Cutest. Craft. Ever! Love this one Ariel!
Thank you!!!! I think your daughter might like it!
Christina @ The DIY Mommy says
Oh, MAN this is cute! This is such a unique and fantastic bag – love it! The bow on the flamingo neck just makes it. 😉 Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Christina! It has been the stand-out craft of the summer I think 😉