DIY Sequined Watermelon Clip

DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip
DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip

I love to eat watermelon and that goes the same for wearing watermelon too!

Here's an easy DIY to create a sparkly watermelon that works for shoe clips, hair clips, or even just a pin!

The supplies you'll need...

DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip
DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip

Just three shades of sequins (pink, lime green, kelly green and black if you want to create seeds), a piece of felt for the base, and a glue gun is all you need to make this adorable accessory.

First, trim the watermelon shape out of the piece of felt. I cut a semi-circle from the felt freehand, but feel free to use the bottom of a cup, bowl, Tupperware, etc. to create a perfect round edge.

DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip
DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip

The two green shades of sequins will act as the skin and the rind to the watermelon. Glue the darker green sequins down first, on the outside of the felt, and then glue the lighter shade of green right next to it.

DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip
DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip

Next start gluing down the pink sequins, going back and forth on the felt. Keep placing them down as close to the sequins next to them as possible.

DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip
DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip

Once all the pink sequins are put down, your melon will be taking shape!!

DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip
DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip

This is a perfect place to end unless you want to add some seeds! To add seeds, trim little sections of black sequins...

DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip
DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip

...and glue them onto your patch.

DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip
DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip

Depending on where you want to wear your patch, affix shoe clips, a hair clip, or a pin to the felt backing.

DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip
DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip

I wanted something for my hair, so I turned my melon into a clip!

DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip
DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip

How cute is this for summer??

DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip
DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip

It's the cutest accent to add to a denim jumper (like I did!) or just a t-shirt and jeans.

You probably shouldn't try the following though...

DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip
DIY Watermelon Sequined Clip

Sequins just aren't as juicy as the real thing!!

DIY: Splattered Paint Clutch

I've been on the hunt for DIY-able accessories and this purse screamed "make me over, Marisa!"

Vintage Clutch - 1

The clutch was satin and it had some scattered stains on it. I mean if you're toting around an ivory satin clutch beware of everything because ivory isn't your friend when it's near wine or makeup or dew covered grass! (Yes, that last one happened in my front yard :) )

Vintage Clutch - 2

Cute spots, eh?

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Taking those stains into consideration, it was time to think about how to hide them and make this clutch totally wearable one more time!

Vintage Clutch - 4

When thinking about my DIY options, my head went to the delicious beverage I was consuming...LaCroix Pamplemousse and the awesome 90s color palette on the can!

Rit Dye color ensemble + La Croix

I grabbed five shades of RIT in the LaCroix color palette and got to work. Using spray tops, I connected them to each bottle and started to spray!

Sunshine Orange Rit Dye

I had a little Jackson Pollock afternoon, spray dyeing this clutch to new shades of cool!

Dye party

Even the paper towels look cool!

After spritzing and spraying the bag with all the shades of dye, I let the purse sit overnight to fully saturate.

Dye Splatter

When complete, I threw the upcycled clutch into my suitcase and brought it with me to New Orleans where one of my nearest and dearest sets of pals got married!

Vintage Clutch - After

And when in New Orleans, one always wears sequins. (And in this case, these sequins were on sale from Asos!)

Sparkles & Oysters

One also eats a bevy of oysters when they're shucked and served fresh during the cocktail hour by a badass lady duo Two Girls, One Shuck. (Cutest name ever, alert!)

Vintage Clutch After - 2

Nice little after shot, new clutch! There were some areas where the dye dripped a bit, but that's the beauty of this one-of-a-kind piece!

Strapless party!

Strapless gals in the building!! My friend DS also rocked a ruffled skirt so we had to take our twinsies shot. 

On each ceremony chair were these AMAZING handkerchiefs with the bride and the groom's name on them. 

Second Line Handkerchief

Little did I know they were going to be used as props in a second line processional on Magazine Street outside the venue! 

This was one of the COOLEST things I've ever experienced. So much love and so many people just dancing along with us from their porches and on the streets. New Orleans stole my heart a little more.

PS, the table had a special place for my new accessory!

DiY Splatter Clutch

The most fun evening with the most fun new clutch!

Vintage Clutch After - 3

This little clutch got many a compliment but it also held a TON of the candy from the candy station. Late night Laffy Taffies and 100 Grand bars, check.

And at the WAY end of the night, when the length of the skirt was rolled up to my knees, the clutch's hidden strap was the perfect place to clip my heels to. 

DIY Splatter Clutch

Final pic of the night was from Bourbon Street where the wedding party all meandered down to after the vows were exchanged. From super classy at the beginning of the eve to down and dirty after 2:30am, that night was one for the books. Nothing like beads, green jello shots in syringes, and pizza from a cart to close up the night!