We’re not sure what’s behind the revival of straw bags, though they do make the wearer look like they’re on an eternal holiday, and that is no bad thing. The downside of course, is that trendy woven bags can cost you an arm and a leg. The alternative? Fashion one yourself. This tutorial from Enthralling Gumption makes the most of a basket by adding rope handles and coloured raffia flowers to turn it into a tote. Our tip is to bypass the basket entirely and dig out an existing bag from the op shop to decorate. With everyone cleaning out their closet as of late, you’re bound to find a straw bag out there somewhere.