Holiday Week: Swap Party Purse

I love me some iridescent sequined purses.  From vintage ones... New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Beaded Clutch ones from Zara...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Zara Sequined Clutch

...I'm a fan.  So, when I snagged this purse from a swap party a few months back...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Sequin Purse

...I knew exactly what I was going to do with it!!  The fact that there were tons of indentations and little scuff marks all along the top of it...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Scuff Marks!!

...made it an even easier choice to cover the bag in sequins.  Woo hoo, it's iridescent times tonight friends!!

I chose my supplies carefully and went with an assortment of seeks...shortened version of sequins, obviously :) I chose shiny ivory, lavender, silver, and some turquoise, however the turquoise* ended up on the cutting room floor.  *Spoiler Alert.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Sequin Party!

I warmed up my GG (Glue Gun can now own the abbrev, since Gossip Girl is over...) and started to dab hot glue, then apply the pretty sequins.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Get Glue!

I began this piece as a little demo at my San Francisco signing...

New Dress A Day - DIY - SF Demo!!

...and then finished it up at home!  I brought my low heat GG which made it a bit difficult, not to mention the outlet was a little further away, but I did get started in SF!

It took lots of time placing those sequins down - for the bigger sequins, I dabbed the backs of them with glue and then placed and for the smaller sequins, I put glue down on the purse and placed them on top.  I kind of got it down to a little science!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Sequins Down!

Once the sequins were down and the glue dried, I sprayed a little bit of Krylon's Finishing Spray to seal the sequins in place.  Who's got a new iridescent purse now??

New Dress A Day - DIY - Holiday Purse!!

You'll see me toting this around on an upcoming post as the sneezes and sniffles I've come down with - hopefully both allergy related - are keeping me from changing out of my fleece-lined leggings, Minnetonka slippers, and chenille blanket that's wrapped around me, to shoot a picture with it in my hands.