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Lovely Petal Purses

In a recent post, I shared several different styles of purses I've made by adding flower petals or ribbon trim to Dollar Store Purses.  I have two more Glammed Up Dollar Store Purses I'd like to feature today.    

This is what the purse started off looking like, right out of the store.  The fabric flower didn't have a strong adhesive, so it was easy just to pull off.  I used both this pink purse and a gray version of it for these makeovers.
These flower petals were from the Dollar Spot at Target, and I used an assorted box of petals for the 2nd purse that I purchased from Michaels.
Starting at the sides, I hot glued overlapping petals starting from the bottom (about 4 rows).  Then starting from the bottom again, I glued rows of slightly overlapping petals across the front.  Once the entire front was covered, I flipped the bag over and covered the back.  
With some lace trim I had on hand, I wrapped the top edge all around the purse and glued a pink ribbon as a finishing touch.  My final step was adding pink rhinestones to the petals.  The pictures don't quite capture the sparkle and pizzazz the rhinestones add.
For this bag, I used a mixed box of brown, pale pink and shimmery see through petals.  Starting at the sides, I layered a pattern of overlapping petals from bottom to top.  Then I went across the front side (bottom to top), layering a pattern of petals before doing the same to the back.       
I glued a band of white ribbon across the top and made a flower accessory with leftover brown petals.  The center of this flower is a vintage button with a pink rhinestone.
I added two of the same vintage buttons to dress up the back, then added pink rhinestones to all of the pink petals.
Voila!  Two more purses to add to my daughter's collection of Glammed Up Dollar Store Purses!  Please check out the ones I made previously here.
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Glammed Up Dollar Store Purses

Always Nesting

Back in January, I featured my Petal Purse Adorned with a Vintage Brooch. Obsessed, er, inspired to create some more, I came up with two variations to the original design. The magenta bag, minus the black trim, brooch, and white lace, gives you an idea what the purses looked like prior to being dressed up.
With my trusty glue gun, I secured the black trim under the denim band and added a costume jewelry brooch.
The finishing touch was adding the white lace trim as an underskirt. Happy sigh! I love the combination of the bright, bold colors with the delicate lace.
For this whimsical purse, I used a gauzy trim with a beaded edge. 
Starting at the bottom, I wrapped the bag with rows of the trim and added the black finishing trim across the denim band. 
All of the trim and lace were purchased as clearance remnants, usually for no more than a dollar an assorted bag.

Here's a preview of the next purse creation:
They didn't have the same kind of bag I used before, but I found this one at the Dollar Tree. It came with a glued on fabric flower, but the adhesive wasn't on very well. I may borrow their idea and glue more fabric flowers all over the bag or use these pink flower petals from Target's Dollar Spot. 
More glammed up purses soon to come!!!