DIY: Initial Bag Charm

You already read about how much I adore Tignanello’s new bespoke line.  The monograms, the tassels… love.  And since this line is really all about customization, I decided to take it a step further with today’s little DIY project.  Why not snazz up your bag with your initials?  (In sequins, of course.)  I probably don’t need to point out that these would make a fantastic holiday gift.

It reminds me a little bit of a varsity letter… just glitzier!

Materials / Where to Buy:  A small piece of faux leather // 3 inches of satin ribbon // sequins – in two colors

Aleene’s Jewel-It Glue // Swivel Clasp // Jump Ring // 2-3 inches of silver chain

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  1. Liz Schneider says 11.13.12

    LOVE! Seriously the perfect stocking stuffer.

  2. alyson says 11.13.12

    So, so fun, and as Liz said, the best holiday gift. Love something thoughtful.

  3. The Muse says 11.13.12

    This is amazing! We’re loving the sequins to glam up a boring bag, and will definately be trying this out! x

  4. Alyssa says 11.13.12

    This came out SO pretty, Grace! I actually rarely have anything monogrammed/with my initials, so I’m excited to try this out!

    The Glossy Life

  5. I love this idea! Can’t go wrong with sparkles or monograms 🙂

  6. Elizabeth // The Now says 11.13.12

    Awww, Grace, this is such a cute idea!!! It turned out really well!! You are my hero!

  7. Sarah says 11.13.12

    What an awesome idea! So cute and creative!!

  8. M. (Faded M Style) says 11.13.12

    Love this! What a great holiday gift! xo
    Best, M.

  9. Lisa says 11.13.12


  10. Catfish & Caviar says 11.13.12

    So CUTE! I will be making these for some Christmas stocking stuffers 🙂

  11. so cute! would be a great brooch too, like markus lupfer’s

  12. Emily says 11.13.12

    What a fun DIY! This is perfect for a work bag or traveling tote!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  13. azaroa says 11.14.12

    pero que idea tan chula y fácil!….tomo nota ya! 😉


  14. Jennifer says 11.30.12

    I almost never comment on blogs…I take your fabulous ideas and make them my own. But I was at the Gap yesterday looking at some of their sequin tops and knew I could make them, even though I never worked with sequins. So of course, I’m at Michael’s last night and did a little “test” on an old shirt at 2am this morning….and now I wind up here! Thank you for the great tutorial. I can’t wait to get started!