4.06.2011

The Magic of DIY - Purses!!


~ Inspirations ~



Alexander Mcqueen Clutch hmmmm love it!!


Hey Loves!
Wow I just wanted to say THANKYOU!! Thanks for all your comments
My last outfit post had 19 comments, that's incredible!
So thanks :)

So last night I did a little thrifting and came home with two awesome bags!! Well they were sort of ugly but definitely amazing DIY material!!
They were both under $5 dollars.

The first one I did was a dove grey bag, quick ugly initially. I wanted to stud the flap in the shape of the union jack (pictured above)
The first thing I did was cut off the thick leather strap.


I roughly drew with pencil the lines that I would need to stud.


I then started to stud along the longs using different
types of studs for different parts of the flag.



The centre of the lines I used a smaller stud and spaced them out.

I studded until just over where the flap bend so
it would look completed and not cut off.


After all the studding I added a simple chain as a new handle.
The bag is totally usable as a purse or a clutch and I LOVE the finished results!
It took about an hour and a half to complete and it is definitely a work out for your
lil fingers! They get pretty bruised! haha but the results are soo worth it!!

The studs I got from an ebay store. They have really
good prices and are super good quality.
Alot better than any craft store..



The second bag I DIYed was so much easier! lol
This bag already had a lot going for it. I loved the shape - its super structed,
and totally fifties style. It was gorgeous white snakeskin so in for spring!
The only thing that cheapened the bag was the ugly handle.


That was a simple fix, however. I cut it off and instead
attached this amazing belt I also thrifted for 4 dollars!


It has this absolutely gorgeous floral detailing along a third of it
and the rest is just a gold chain and matches the clasp perfectly!



I love how it adds so much interest from the back of an outfit!
What do you think?!

I'd love to hear your thoughts!!

xx
C

17 comments:

  1. I love em; especially the 50s style bag. As a little girl I used to borrow a similar one from my Mom's closet. I love your own take on both bags.

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  2. How superb is the McQueen clutch? Awesome!

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  3. Oh my gosh that is beyond AMAZING. Looks so much more expensive. Love the second bag. Hope you visit back :) http://swampedinflowers.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love thrifted items, they're often one in a kind

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  5. Pretty DIYs!
    xoxo,
    V.
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  6. Amazing handbags! Nice choices.

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  7. I love the studded one, they all amazing, you're quite talented girl:))

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  8. i love the mqueen one!(L)
    wow so amazing!

    your talented

    i have a new post, maybe you can check?

    www.mirfashion.blogspot.com

    xxx mirjam

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  9. Wow! those are amazing, You are very talented.

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  10. Um. Of course you love Alexander McQueen-it's MCQUEEN! Hey there! I'm new here &was checking this place out! So cute!

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  11. I completely agree with you, a purse adds so much to the back of an outfit, especially the black studded Alexander McQueen clutch; so goreous! Lovely blog! You can find mine at
    http://escapingthewindow.blogspot.com
    I hope you decided to check it out!

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  12. you're really talented to have made all of those DIY projects !
    love every one of them !

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  13. Congratulations sweetie!
    You are the lucky winner of my giveaway!!!
    Check your email.

    Between I love your DIY projects.
    xx

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  14. okay i would kill for the alexander mcqueen clutch! but seriously the diy purse you did is amazing!



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    www.littlemissglamourous.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh my gosh that DIY bag is amazing! I love the union jack and studs! In fact, my most recent blog post featured studs!

    xo
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i love and appreciate every single comment you guys leave!
i'll do my best to get back to each one of you :)

xx
C