So tonite is the night before Kenny’s 30th birthday and we at dinner in Plainfield Illinois (outside of Chicago) @ Ted’s Montana Grill. It was an amazing experience and my first time eating Bison! I loved it! After our dinner Kenny and I shared a cup of coffee <3! I'm totally obsessing over his hat which I got him from my trip to Cuba and also my new earrings from Mark Anthony's Collection. He has amazing accessories for men and women! Check him out in the St. Louis Mills mall
|Me and Dr. Valerie Steele!|
|Me, FGI President Emily and STL MAG Style editor Jan|
|Me and Saskya Byron of Craft Alliance|
|Valerie’s New book!|
So it’s getting warmer outside and that means LESS CLOTHES whoohoo, but to me that also means smaller accessories. In the spring and summer I don’t really like lugging around big purses. I like to feel as light as possible. However I only had two clutches and they were black. A few months ago I found a really cool basket weave clutch from Target and that clutch inspired me to tinker around with making my own clutch and that’s when I found out HOW EASY it was I mean seriously EASY!.
The clutches that I made literally took less than 5minutes, except for the multicolored tribal print clutch, that one was a bit more intricate but still easy.
All clutches except for the tribal print clutch where made out of place mats that I scored from the thrift store for a $1.00!! Yes you read right! Place mats are the perfect size and the stiffer ones have the perfect sturdiness for this project. The tribal one is made from fabric, which i lined with a place mate.
There are a few easy steps while making your purse but first lets start with the materials that you will need.
You will need:
- Fabric or Place Mat
- Glue -Gun (I prefer the glue gun) or Fabric Glue
- decorative buttons
- razor (to attach buttons)
This is a Place Mat
Fold the place mat over a little more than half to create a nice sized pouch.
Super glue the sides down.
add Velcro as a fastener.
Add decorative buttons, flowers, etc to the front of the clutch or keep it plain!
Now you have a one of a kind clutch that you can rock all spring and summer! NJOY!;)
For a dressier clutch try a flower… My mom made this one, after I taught her!;) XO
|Rocking my clutch this weekend!|
|Rockin’ my clutch Easter Sunday|