DIY Flower Purse



Happy MONDAY!!!
I'm so excited to share today's project as it's one I've been dreaming up for over a year! For the past few years, I've attended an average of 10 weddings every year! While that may seem like a lot, I thoroughly enjoy getting dressed up and celebrating with each happy couple! I've wanted to do a wedding flower clutch DIY for quite some time but it took me a while to decide how to do it! I thought about using a big foam ball but I couldn't find one that would double as a purse. When I finally came up with my final design idea, I was so happy that it worked! Full tutorial below:

Supplies:
  • Plastic Bowls - I bought these bowls from Target! I chose pink but you can use any color!
  • Hinge - I purchased the smallest hinge I could find at Home Depot
  • Fabric Hook & Eye -  I used this pack from Joann Fabrics!
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Toothpick 
  • Drill and drill bits - You will need something strong enough to poke holes into the top of the plastic bowl
  • Fake Flowers - I bought three Hydrangea stems from Michaels and used about 3/4 of the flowers.
  • Thin Ribbon - I used white ribbon for the handle

Step One: Drill two holes into the top of one of your plastic bowls. Make sure these are centered and large enough for your ribbon to fit through. 
Using a generous amount of hot glue, attach the hinge evenly onto the two bowls. Move the bowls to the opposite side where you will attach the hook and eye. Double check that the bowl with the holes is on top so your purse closure will be right side up. Repeating the process as you did with the hinge, attach the hook and eye to the bowls.



Step Two: Cut the petals off your flowers. I removed as much of the plastic pieces as possible so that the petals would lay flat on the purse. Using your hot glue gun, attach each individual petal to the bowl. Secure each petal by pushing the glue with a toothpick. This will help prevent burns!
Repeat this step until all but the top of your purse (part with holes) is covered!




Step Three: Thread the ribbon through the holes so that your ribbon ends are poking through the inside of the bowl. Decide how long you want your strap to be and tie the ribbon with several knots. Finish your purse by cutting off any excess ribbon and attaching your last few flower petals.






I hope you enjoyed this project! 
I'll be posting a few more this week, so stay tuned!!


XOXO, Karly




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