Lucite clutches were all over every street style blog after this past fashion week. (I pinned a few of my favorites, here.) I knew of course, that I needed to have one… but if you break down the components, a lucite clutch actually looks quite similar to the acrylic boxes sold in home goods stores to store bathroom necessities and such. All you need is some fun hardware, to dress it up however you please. I was feeling floral, but the sky’s the limit in terms of what you can do with it.
- Lucite Box (I used this exact one.)
- Drawer Pull (I used this exact one from Anthropologie.)
- Bolt Cutters (not pictured)
- E600 Glue
Start by using your bolt cutters to cut the metal stem off of your drawer pull. Get as close as you possibly can to the base of the pull.
Apply a large dollop of your E600 glue to the base of the pull…
And adhere the pull to the box. (If you aren’t sure that you can eyeball it, measure the center of the box.) Press firmly for about 30 seconds, and allow to dry overnight (preferably outdoors or in a well-ventilated space.)
Next, glue on your catch…
And your clutch is complete! To give a neater look, I recommend putting your essentials in a pouch inside the clutch… no need to show the world everything inside your bag!
P.S. I did a little Mara Hoffman inspired DIY project for Refinery 29. Check it out here!