I created another post for HelloGiggles that I wanted to share here because it's so super easy to do and makes you feel like an artist. No joke - I totally felt like a Pollock-in-the-making!
After catching a few episodes of the "Sex and the City" prequel, "The Carrie Diaries", mostly to check out the 80s wardrobe, I saw the perfect DIY - the personalized purse that young Carrie wears to her coveted Interview mag internship. Yep, I knew I just had to make my own!
The show version is a personalized Marc Cross purse, but my copycat piece was a garage sale score for just a few bucks! I found one that had a gold buckle to recreate a similar clasp found on Carrie’s.
Here’s a rundown of the supplies you’ll need:
3. Straws/toothpicks/coffee stirrers – any tool to move/adjust/arrange the polish
The first step is to put your purse on top of a layer of cardboard, newspaper, poster board; anything to protect the floor that you’re working on. and begin to flick the nail polish wands onto your bag. There’s no right or wrong way to do this - get into the groove and wave away! (Jackson Pollock would be very proud of this piece!)
I repeated the previous step with each new color of polish until I felt my design was complete. I used a whipping motion with my hand to get longer lines and let the wand drip directly onto the purse to create dots.
I opted to leave my name off of it, but go ahead and personalize if you feel like some monogramming!
Lil’ Carrie and I have matching bags!
This is something super easy to do to any of your older purses that might need a little TLC. And honestly, this is a little bit of 80s flair that won’t have you totally looking like Flock of Seagulls, unless pompadours are your jam.
More fun TV show remakes to come (and if there are any wardrobe items that you swoon over), be sure to let me know! I'm always adding ideas to the list!!