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DIY Neon Stripe Clutch, Yep I attempted this!

Sep 13, 2012

OK, call me crazy but yesterday at nap time I decided I was going to tackle a DIY.   I am usually so not a DIY person,  but you see I was inspired.   I saw the adorable Emily of “Cupcakes and Cashmere” on the Today Show this week, and she was talking about painting purses.  And then I remembered this Claire Vivier Stripped Clutch that I love.

It was enough to get my wheels spinning and believe I could recreate this.  I have a ton of old clutches from my grandmother and from an eBay phase where I went a little vintage clutch crazy.  I chose this clutch because I don’t carry it often and figured if I did ruin it, oh well.  You could totally go to Goodwill or look on EBay and find a similar clutch for cheap.

My only piece of advice is if you buy Clutch look for a smooth one, mine proved to be a little more difficult to paint because of the gathered leather.  It was hard to get the stripe super straight.

The next part is easy, pick a color and go to town painting.  This was a no brainer for me, I knew I wanted to do Hot Pink.   Use painters tape and tape off how wide you want your stripe.

I am not sure the best type of paint to use on leather.  I used acrylic paint, because I had it on hand and it worked just fine.   I started this project during nap time and finished by dinner,  super easy.  I took me about 4 coats of paint to get an even look.  I let each layer of paint dry completely before I painted another layer.  This way you don’t get clumps of paint.  Mine dried quickly, I would say I waited about 30 minutes between each layer.

I am pretty darn pleased with the end result.  Might just have to carry my new beauty this weekend!

Next, I  plan to get crazy and attempt to do three stripes + a monogram.  Wish me luck!

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  1. Sheeeeeeeetttt get it girl!!! That's awesome! Looks absolutely fabulous!

  2. First of all, I am SO PROUD of you for attempting a DIY!!! And you rocked it out on your first attempt. This looks awesome. Kinda makes me want to look through all my old bags to see if I can neon stripe one up.

  3. That looks soooooo great!!! Need to give this a try! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  4. Jill says:

    I saw her on the today show too and thought this might be something I could do!

    Your clutch turned out really cute, great job

  5. Great diy girl. Way to get your hands dirty πŸ™‚

  6. KatiePerk says:

    Such a great idea!! It turned out awesome!

  7. It turned out so well! I love the neon pink/grey combo!

  8. Great job! Love the way it came out!! πŸ™‚

  9. caycee says:

    Well done Love bug!!! And hell yeah my abs hurt this morning too, loved it though πŸ˜‰

  10. Nat says:

    Great job!! I might have to attempt this DIY!

  11. I watched that show, too!!! And I was totally thinking that I desperately needed to DIY it…the ebay idea is *brilliant*!

  12. I saw her on the Today show too! And you did an AWESOME job! Honestly…it looks amazing! Totally going to see if I have an old clutch that needs some spicing up!

  13. Stefanie says:

    I am so not a DIY'er too, but seeing this makes me think I might be able to do it as well. Love the one with three stripes and the monogram. I think I pinned it on pinterest!

  14. The Now says:

    NIIIICE!!!!! I'm very impressed!! xoxo

  15. Alexa says:

    Dude. Girl you totally nailed this look. I love it and how simple!

  16. so super duper cute!!! it looks great — how let us see it in an outfit! πŸ™‚

  17. cat g says:

    Super cute!! What would you use to do the initials on the monogram one? Just a stencil?

  18. Melissa W. says:

    Look at you! All crafty! Ha! Love the addition of a DIY project to your blog!

    PS. My local SPCA is making a cookbook for a fundraiser. I gave them your blog for recipes :-). You have some super duper recipes πŸ™‚

  19. Susan says:

    i saw this on the today show…very impressed!

  20. Your painted clutch turned out perfectly! I love it!! Can't wait to see more of your DIY projects.

  21. That is lovely!! I adore the monogramming idea. Inspiring.

  22. How cute are you? That is so adorable. I have a royal blue oversize clutch begging for a hot pink stripe. Do I just send it your way πŸ˜‰

  23. SUCH a fun idea! I'm so impressed–good call with the painter's tape. GENIUS! xoxo {av}

  24. Love the way it turned out! I have pondered doing this but never attempted. Glad to know it worked out so well! Love the hot pink!

  25. Ashley says:

    MUST do this diy!! American Apparel has some great solid leather clutches that would be perfect for this!

  26. This turned out great! What a fun project.

  27. chicastic says:

    These are really great cluches with nice color patterns. They are simple yet look elegance.

  28. Amy Chen says:

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  29. Jessica says:

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