Tiny Tote for Mom

Dress up a tiny canvas tote with clusters of floral and leaf beads -- a perfect tote for Mom to hold special sentiments.

What You Need

  • Thread
  • Beading needle
  • Purchased mini tote bag
  • Flower-shape beads
  • Seed-shape beads
  • Leaf-shape beads

How to Make It

  1. Cut an 18-inch length of thread. Thread a beading needle and knot one end of the thread.
  2. From the inside of a purchased mini canvas tote bag, push the needle through one side, centered approximately 1 1/2 inches from the top. Thread on a flower-shape bead and a seed-shape bead.
  3. Push the needle back through the flower bead and the bag. Continue attaching bead flowers until you like the look.
  4. Sew on single seed beads and leaf-shape beads as desired. Knot the thread on the inside of the bag.
  5. Sew assorted seed and other small beads to the tote bag handle in the same manner.


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