August 15, 2012

DIY // Magazine Clutch

I received quite a few requests to post about the DIY magazine clutch I featured yesterday. I'm no DIY expert (in fact, I'm actually just getting into it) - but I will attempt to list step by step what I did:

What you'll need:

1. Magazine
2. Scissors
3. Clear PackagingTape
4. Fasteners
5. Glue

Step 1: Remove about 20-28 pages from a magazine (depending on how large or small you'd like your clutch to be), and fold them into vertical strips approx. one (1) inch in width.

Step 2: Multiply the length (in inches) you would like your clutch to be by 2 (for the front and back) and add 2 inches (for the top and bottom). This will tell you how many strips you'll need for the length. Line up those strips, tape along one edge, and start weaving the remaining strips into those. Make sure you leave at least four (4) strips behind to make your flap and your sides.

Step 3: Keep weaving... this may take a while. You'll end up with a neatly weaved rectangle or square shape (depending on the dimensions you've set).

Step 4: Use the scissors to cut off uneven edges. Add two strips to the top using tape, and then cover the weaved sheet with tape. Fold it into the shape you want, then use your last two remaining strips (you may only need one, cut in half depending on the size) to make your sides. Secure them with tape and/or glue. Lastly, add your fasteners underneath the flap using glue.

Your final product should be similar to this (or perhaps even better!):

FRONT

BACK

Hope this was helpful! Happy DIY-ing!

15 comments:

  1. Love it!!! :) Imma try it and let you know ow it goes :)

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    1. I have a question Typhanie .. How do i get/make the sides?

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    2. Sorry I'm just seeing this. You did a great job without me! lol :)

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  2. This was a blast to watch! I still can't believe you did it! Keep it up... :)

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  3. how lovely!! i was hoping you had used an old clutch as your base. simply because when it comes to working with my hands, i'm better at writing and cooking vs art projects LOL! but this is simply brilliant, typh!! i just might have to try it!!

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    1. LOL! Try it and tell me how it goes! :)

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  4. Love the result! It looks so unique and fun.

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    1. Thanks! :) There are some similar projects to this on YouTube as well.

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  5. WOW! I'm impressed! I thought, like another blogger, you wrapped it over a previous clutch. How do you make it sturdy/durable? Would love to see it in person :)

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    1. It's actually very sturdy once you roll the sheets, weave them and tape it all around. And, sure, I can show it to you in person :)

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  6. That is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing - I'm going to post on FB. :) http://jleesblog.com

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  7. nice post... very creative and innovative

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  8. i'm going to need a crash course in seeing you do in a wristlet or something. lol. i'm not the best in diy, more of pay someone to do it, lol. but it is very creative and would like to try....ditto w/ kay, would love to see the bag in person :-)

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