17 December 2012

$1 Tinsel Purse



I'm not big on dressing for the holidays. Unless it's an ugly Christmas sweater with a cat on it, in which case, I am down.

This last weekend, sadly, my kitty sweater was at the cleaners. I needed to dress up my usual uniform (black jersey and big earrings) with something festive. Something fun. Something cheap.

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present my $1 Tinsel Purse:





This was so easy. I mean, crazy easy. If you can work a hot glue gun, you can make this in under five minutes.



This all started with a brown satin purse that matched a bridesmaid dress from a couple of years ago. It's actually a pretty nice purse but I don't have much call for brown ballgowns (unless you count that time I walked to 7-11 to buy a frozen pizza  wearing my bridesmaid dress and flip-flops....but even then I needed a bigger purse to hold my wallet, phone and beef jerky. I know right? Conundrum.)

If you don't have a bridesmaid purse laying around you could raid your closet or pick one up at the thrift store for a buck. Even the dollar store has cheapo evening purses. The dollar store is where I found this tinsel garland, and they also sell beaded garland too. If your purse did not have a handle it would be easy to substitute for an over-sized bracelet of beaded garland, or heck, why not use a real bracelet?  Doesn't everyone have a tacky beaded bracelet from their Aunt Thelma? I have three! No offense, Aunt Thelma.








Good for Christmas and New Years shindigs galore.  Party down!





 

12 comments:

  1. This is soooooo cool!

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  2. I have seen purses at Dollar Tree, but I was unsure how to change them. Thanks for the idea.

    Diana

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  3. love this sparkling clutch!!! perfect accessory for your prom dress

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  4. Very nicely designed purses. They are much beautiful as we also take it on any party or occassion. swarovski evening bag collection

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  5. it is like a fabulous little hedgehog ready to party! LOVE

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  6. This is so fun! I love it!

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  7. Very Nice!! I think I would make the preppy version with passamenterie braid and tassels. I couldn't find my evening bag the other night because I had moved everything around, so I had to take a vintage alligator purse as big as a carpetbag to a dinner. I could have rested my feet on it under the table it was so big.

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  8. I absolutely adore this and I think I'm going to make one for myself. :) You have as many choices as there are of tinsels out there! Oh Yea <3

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  9. Love it! So simple and fun.
    And, for me, I think it is big enough. It would hold my phone, wallet and a little pack of Skittles. Just enough.

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  10. Totally awesome idea, I saw some tinsel clutches that were really expensive and I thought there's gotta be a cheaper way. And there is! :D
    I really have to try this!

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