Thursday, September 5, 2013

DIY magazine clutch with Darby Smart

Darby Smart asked me to try one of their kits: 
I picked the Magazine Clutch

the kit contains: a satin black clutch (I was really pleased with the good quality of this clutch),
A bottle of Mod Podge, a tube of Super Glue, a foam brush, and clear instructions on how to make your statement clutch.

I received the kit for free and and this is my take on the magazine clutch: in view of Fashion Week starting today, I believe this could be the IT CLUTCH to carry the Fashion Week essentials: smartphone (and the charger!!), lipstick, and a little compact.

Because my brain is wired this way: I had to add my "twist" to it...
So that's why I Used my New Yorker's embroidered cover

I followed the clear tutorial provided in the box, to glue the cover onto my clutch.
When it was time to seal the cover, I added a strip of masking tape on the metal parts of the clutch
(I'm a bit on the messy side).
I gave the FIRST COAT of Mod Podge using long horizontal strokes
and left it to dry overnight - then gave the SECOND COAT using vertical strokes
The two coats with contrasting strokes
 gave the final clutch a great texture that feels almost like Saffiano leather 

And there she is!
A much personalized clutch that nobody else will have.
...And fashion is all about standing out, right?

xox, d.

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  1. That came out amazing! Very unique and beautiful.

  2. I have a very similar clutch with me, its old but I think it'll be perfect for this DIY...will try it soon

  3. I'm all about DIY one of a kind pieces! Definitely going to try this one!

  4. pretty! I liked the embroidered cover before, and it looks really cool now!

  5. You are so genius to embroider the magazine. And the cross-hatch texture is a great idea. I recently finished a Darby Smart clutch too and was a bit bothered by the brush marks.

  6. That's AMAZING!!! You did such a gorgeous job!


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