Hot summer days mean fun times at the pool with your kids. You load up your toys, sunscreen, towels, and snacks and head out. Next time you head to the pool be sure to bring along these DIY summer pool bags!
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Picture it: you spend the day playing with the kids at the pool. You and the kids are happily exhausted as you change to go home. Then you throw the wet trunks in a plastic grocery bag, toss it in the car, and head home.
At home you unload the kids and the gear. A week later you realize you forgot that plastic bag full of wet trunks. It only takes one whiff to know that you are going to have to triple wash those babies to even begin to get that smell out.
That’s where these DIY summer pool bags come in. They are mesh for breath-ability. They also won’t block the chlorinated scent from permeating your car. That makes them less likely to be forgotten in the first place.
DIY Summer Pool Bags Materials
First, remove any tags from your mesh tote bags. You don’t want the tag hitting the paint and messing it up later.
Next, pull off a piece of parchment paper that is smaller than your tote bag.
Now slide the sheet of parchment into your tote bag. Make sure that it is laying flat inside the bag.
Once your parchment paper is in place, draw your designs on the top center of your tote bag.
Next, add the words “Pool Bag” to the bottom center. I’ve written it in a few different styles to give you multiple examples.
Set your painted tote bag somewhere flat to dry.
- Do not remove the parchment paper yet.
After your paint is completely dried, carefully remove the parchment from inside of your tote.
- It is easiest to start at the bottom of the paper and pull up. Again, do this slowly and carefully to avoid pulling the paint away.
Clip On Sunscreen Materials
First, remove any hand sanitizer from the bottle.
Once your sanitizer bottle is empty, wash it out thoroughly with soap and water.
Use the hot water to remove the labels from your bottle.
Next, allow your sanitizer bottle to dry completely before moving on.
After your sanitizer bottle is dry, paint a sun on your bottle.
Now add “Sun Block” to your bottle. I used 2 separate lines to fit it on the bottle.
Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on.
Next, seal the bottle with clear acrylic sealant to keep your paint from coming off on the go.
After the sealant has dried, fill your sanitizer bottle with sunscreen.
All that’s left is to clip the bottle on your bag and you’re good to go!
Now you can hit the pool without those unfortunate musty swimsuits. You’ll also always have sun protection handy. There’s nothing worse than leaving the house and realizing you forgot it.
Before you go, I’d love to know what your family pool staples are! What items are a must-have in your summer pool bags? Let me know in the comments!
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