DIY || Tribal Clutch

July 08, 2013


 

I'm in love with this little DIY....its easy and there are so many ways you can make it your own by just changing the wrapping paper, the color of the feathers...I can think of hundreds of variations that would look ideal.  I use mine as a clutch, but it could also be a very nice way to gift a bottle of wine to someone. And you know the little leather star I added? it was inspired by these shoes.  You never know when inspiration will strike!



Here is what you need-

And here are the easy steps-

1 || Measure and cut a rectangle of wrapping paper that will go around the entire cylinder. Set aside
2 || Take out the leather string that the box came with you as you will be making a prettier one.
3 ||  Spray paint the entire cylinder with primer and then  add gold spray paint to the top and bottom. 
4 ||  Mod Podge the paper to the birch cylinder.  For the elevated circle of the closure I cut out a slit on the paper so the paper could fit through.
5|| Let dry and repeat the Mod Podge for several coats.
6 || Take the golden thread and attach multiple strands around the closure circle and braid it.  Make sure it is long enough to go around the entire cylinder and a couple of times around the closure circle and then some so the end can look like a tassle.
7 ||  Cut out two star shaped forms from the scrap of leather.  Paint it gold with a gold leafing pen. Glue them on to one of the strands at the end of the golden braid.  
8 || Add some colorful feathers and voila!! you are done!

Let me know if you attempt it! xx


[all photos by me for Mimosa Lane]

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36 comments

  1. Can you please stop being so freaking talented? It is making me feel like a loser! Love ya :)

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  2. Love it, so cute! I think even I might be able to handle making that :)

    xo-Laura

    www.simplylowcountry.com

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  3. This is beautiful Albertina! I thought for a second that you drew the pattern! Amazing job:)

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  4. Darling clutch and great tutorial! You're so inspiring!
    xo Nancy

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  5. You are a genius. I love this and will probably try it.

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  6. How cute is this? Love the idea - so creative!!

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  7. this is adorable! love the pattern you chose!

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  8. So cute!! And let's talk about your fab tunic too! :)

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  9. So creative and cute! I love the tribal vibe of it...fits perfectly with summer!

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  10. This is awesome Albertina! Hope you had a great holiday : )

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

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  11. why are you soooooo cute? i LOVE this. you should sell these.

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  12. This is so so cute! I would honestly buy it!

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  13. Oh Albertina! Can I tell you how much I love this? I just happen to have one of those birch cylinders sitting right here... it'll be a hot second until I make one of these for myself. Thanks for a great idea and the step by step!

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  14. Love the neon feathers! Soooo perfect for a summer dinner.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  15. witchcraft!
    srsly this is awesome. you amaze me.

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  16. Such a cute idea! Love the paper you used and your nail polish or your model's polish is the perfect shade of pink. I swear I have 8 shades of the wrong pink.

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  17. That DIY clutch is awesome!! You need to sell those on Etsy or somewhere:)

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  18. So freakin' creative. I love this!!!!!
    xo,
    Lindsey

    www.caviartaste.com

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  19. These are fantastic! I've been needing to add some tribal to my life :)

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  20. What a cute little DIY I love the gifted wine bottle idea.

    Ali

    Dressing Ken

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  21. I know you said it was easy but I think this is beyond my level of DIY skills haha! It turned out amazing though - I love the feathers!! And I want that tunic!

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  22. Amazing! Love it! Can't wait to try it ;-)

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  23. Albertina-- too sweet. love the clutch-- what a great summer project! Thanks for sharing it!

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  24. Albertina I saw this pic on Pintrest and thought it was adorable! Then I stop by and see it was you, figures! I love it! Might try a holiday version later this year, I'm too far behind in projects right now :-/

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  25. Albertina, this is such a great DIY! I skimmed the post earlier and just saw the image of the clutch and I really thought you bought it somewhere! You are so talented. Love it.

    xx, Bubbly in Brooklyn

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  26. Hey,

    Nice post.would you like to follow each other.!!
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  27. Que buen Diy , simple y lindo!!!

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