Inexpensive straw bags are easy to find at this time of year, and if your tote has a flat woven pattern like this one, you can paint it to personalize. You’ll need inexpensive straw tote bag, Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Paints, small brushes. Use a small brush and a careful hand to paint small sections of the bag. Start with one color and paint a number of rectangles. You could always do a pattern like stripes or a chevron. Layer in more colors in a random pattern. Here a total of 5 different colors are used. Add a few yarn pom-poms for a little additional flair if you want, and you have yourself a colorful summer bag for next to nothing!