A Little Weekend DIY…

I was craving cobalt blue, and wanting something color-blocked.  Killed two birds with one stone this weekend by following this fabulous DIY.

Voila – a cute pouch to hold all my essentials.  I used an American Apparel clutch, and Liquatex Basics Acrylic Paint.  I love B’s advice… priming the clutch first with white acrylic paint was key (the blue came out so much brighter,) and the spray varnish gives the bag a much more finished look.

This wasn’t all I did this weekend… in the next couple days I’ll share the other clutch I made – which took a little bit more work.

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  1. Roxymodae:

    th@s rly cool but th@ clutch alone was $46. for someone trying a DIY, the last thing i wuld do is waste money on the cost of the basic bag when i still hav to buy the supplies. the point of a DIY is to SAVE money. i think there culdv been sum research dun here to save viewers more money.

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    • graceatwood:

      I’m sorry you feel that way!

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    • Emily:

      Well, there is a shop on etsy that sells bags exactly like this, but for $200. So yes, by doing this DIY she DID save money. I am actually going to be doing this with two different ones. And saving about $250 in the process. And I’m sorry, but is using proper english so hard? 

      !t’5 ju5t @nnoy!ng….

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      • Grace - Stripes & Sequins:

        Thanks, Emily! 🙂

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