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5.18.2010

Glammed Up Dollar Store Purses


Always Nesting


DIY Day @ ASPTL
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!!!

7 comments:

Always Nesting said...

Oh my, these bags are gorgeous!! Stunning. You are so incredibly creative. Thank you so much for linking this post to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and sharing with all of us.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a beautiful idea and I guess I missed those rose pedals at TARGET...awesome deal on those!

Blessings,
Linda

Domestic Diva said...

Okay...I am so ready to create! YOu did a fantastic job...I love them all ;)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is one of the most creative and fun projects I've seen! The possibilities are endless and your purse is one of a kind.
Wonderful and fun post.
Yvonne

Robyn said...

Love them! Can't wait to see what you do with the pink one..you could even do something for breast cancer awareness with it...just an idea =-) God bless you, Robyn

Crystal said...

I love purses!! These are great! Gets my imagination going!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

You did a beautiful job on that purse! Can't wait to see the next one!