After crushing hard on this vintage net bag spotted by Phil Oh on the streets of NYC, we knew we had to attempt to DIY it. Sprucing up a reusable cotton bag from the grocery store with some hardware and carabiners? Sign us up! In just a few simple steps, we’ll show you how to make our rendition of the net bag – perfect for a stroll in the park.
- a cotton net bag (also available at Whole Foods)
- 2 carabiners (if you can’t find gold carabiners, you can spray paint them)
- 8 sets of 1/4″ screw posts
- a flat head screwdriver
- a pair of scissors
Start by cutting each of the straps down the middle, creating 4 loose straps. With a marker, mark 2 dots on each strap about 3 inches apart.
Carefully pierce a small hole through each mark with the tip of the scissors. Fold one of the straps through the carabiner, aligning the two holes with each other.
Push the screw post set through both holes and tighten with a screwdriver.
Add another set of screw posts about an inch of the way down for more support. Repeat the steps for the rest of the 3 straps.
Your bag is finished! You can also experiment with dying the bag a different color before assembling.
Attach keys, charms or pom poms to one of the carabiners and you’re all set!
(top image by Phil Oh; rest of images by Honestly…WTF)