Wednesday Remake!

Jan 16, 2013 | 11 Comments

Today’s post features another one of the accessories that I crafted for Marie Osmond’s show!  I wanted to give y’all a little sneak peek.

1.  Start with a clutch-esque purse.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Thrift Store Purse

BEFORE

This one that I used looked like it was an actual over the shoulder type bag, per the claspy, square, hardware pieces on each side, but it was perfect for the easy upgrade that’s to come.  Oh, and side note, the bag can be as ugly as possible.

2.  Find an awesome printed fabric.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Thrift Store Purse

Fancy fabric!

I went with a black and white giraffe-esque print.  I love pops of animal print, so this is going to be totally perfect as the new purse exterior!!

3.  Trim a pattern.

I laid my purse on top of the fabric and trimmed out a rectangle around it…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Thrift Store Purse

Cover that bag!!

…and then started wrapping the bag like a present, hot gluing the fabric down to the exterior.  Yes, HOT GLUE!!  The beauty of this project is that you can literally use the ugliest purse in your collection that you haven’t tossed yet, or a bag that has found a way to a bin of discounted duds at the thrift store.

4.  Hot glue yo bag.

I began gluing at the edge of the purse flap and then brought the material all the way around the bag, dabbing the edges, folding the sides in and gluing.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Thrift Store Purse

Hot gluin’ this piece!

5.  Make a bow or another bit of flair to add to the front.

After fabricking (*my new word that will never make it into the Oxford Dictionary) my bag, I made a bow out of red satin ribbon and affixed to the front.  My bow was a little figure 8 (I glued the center down to form that shape) that I wrapped a square of ribbon around to give it a true bow look.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Thrift Store Purse

Bow!!

6.  Rock your purse!!

I loved how the bag turned out!!  It’s really the perfect piece to jazz up a super basic outfit or to wear as a bold statement with a cocktail dress!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Thrift Store Purse

AFTER

You will see me toting this shortly…

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