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:

    LOVE! Seriously the perfect stocking stuffer.

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  2. alyson:

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

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  3. The Muse:

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

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  4. Alyssa:

    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

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  5. Kate {domestikatedlife}:

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

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  6. Elizabeth // The Now:

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

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  7. Sarah:

    What an awesome idea! So cute and creative!!

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  8. M. (Faded M Style):

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

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  9. Lisa:


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  10. Catfish & Caviar:

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

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  11. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It:

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

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  12. Emily:

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

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  13. azaroa:

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


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  14. Jennifer:

    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!

    11.30.12 Reply