Today's remake comes from a fabulous swap party I attended a little while back, thrown by my favorite gals Melissa and Amy, The Swapaholics. Everyone brought bags of fun stuff to swap and this purse was one that I tossed in my bag before I left. I wasn't in love with it, but I wanted to make some tweaks and today those tweaks come!! (PS, can't wait for the next LA swap M & A!)
Hello party purse!!
The strap length for the purse was a little awkward on my arm, so I decided to get rid of it! I didn't completely cut off or remove the strap, I just tucked it inside.
I found some AMAZE glitter ribbon by American Crafts - there were too many glittery colors to pick from, but I chose gold to be some new trim for my purse!
I'm going to add this faboosh ribbon to the edge of the clutch with my trusty glue gun. I began on one side...
...and glued the ribbon down right next to the seam. I trimmed the ribbon to the bottom seam of the flap but didn't glue the last 1/2 inch down.
I took more of the ribbon and began to place it on the bottom of the purse.
I glued this next piece down at the left edge of the flap, lifted the piece that was flush against the left side, and then glued it on top. I want the ribbon on each side of the flap to cover the bottom piece, to keep it uniform.
Once the ribbon was glued in place to the purse, I took another piece of ribbon (about six-ish inches or so) and made a figure eight with it, gluing the ends together. I then took another piece of ribbon (about an inch) and affixed this on top of the center of the figure eight, hiding the ends where the piece was secured.
I glued my little ribbon to the center of the purse and it was finally finito!!
Took my new clutch out on the town and it was a total hit!!
It even matched the display at Magnolia Bakery...
I got to hang with my girlfriends and catch up a bit over yummy chicken skewers and mint chocolate cookies filled with pieces of York Peppermint Patties. Yeah, they were amazing!
The holiday season is in full force!!
My clutch was a little bit of glam that I added to my tunic and plaid scarf, so today's giveaway ties just into that...glitz and glam for the holidays with a big, bold, rhinestone-y cuff from Loft and a Goody Luxe barrette! The cuff is the ultimate statement piece!!
To enter…leave a comment below with what makes you feel most glam and a winner will get picked randomly tonight (12/12) and mentioned in tomorrow’s (12/13) post. (Congrats to Maggie Fossum who won yesterday's Burt's Bees/OPI giveaway!)
I feel most glam when I'm rested. Is that weird? Honestly, a little curl of the hair, some mascara and gloss on a full night's sleep and I feel super glamorous whether I'm in jeans or a dress. Beauty sleep...it's no joke in my book!!