I decided to use the clutch for my first blogger meetup...as a blogger! Eep! I don't know if I was more nervous about the meetup or the fact that my money was out in the open for everyone to see. I kept thinking to myself, "I'm such an easy target for pickpockets. I'm small, nonathletic, and have all my money on display in a clear clutch!"
Photo courtesy of Monica from JerseyGirlTexanHeart.
Ok, I know I was being dramatic, but if you've met me in person, you know how klutzy/forgetful I am, and how prone to bad situations I am.
I think this might be my best DIY thus far, which is scary. I'm having thoughts like, "Have I peaked? Is this what I'll be remembered by?" I know. I'm being dramatic again. But that's how much I love this clutch, and how amazing yet simple I think it is. It seems ridiculously high end, but such a simple (and cheap!) project that people might hate me for deceiving them :X
You need a few supplies:
- 2 plastic frames (like these)
- 2 hinges and 1 latch closure (like this)
- Small screwdriver
- Small bag of sorts (i.e. cosmetic bag)
So these are the main materials you probably don't have at home and must buy.
The small box is for the use of its latch closure and hinges. Use the screwdriver and unscrew everything.
If you want to be extra ambitious, strip off the ends of the screws so you're left with the head.
You can attach them later on hinges and closure after they've been glued to the clutch.
Tape the two open sides of the frames together in preparation of gluing the hinges for the clutch.
Glue the hinges along the center where the boxes meet. Make sure they are in a line so the clutch can open.
Glue the latch closure on the other side along the middle where the frames meet.
Test out the latch to make sure it can close before the glue sets.
Insert your bag of choice, and voila! You have yourself the transparent clutch :)
This is one of those things that just looks so great in person, but I can't seem to capture how awesome it is.