I deeply regret missing out on scoring Mawi‘s new glitter clutches on Moda Operandi last month . . . honestly, DOH! Any of the sparkly numbers would have been the perfect compliment to many holiday ensembles. Determined to recreate it, I found some brilliantly colored chandelier crystals that would do just the trick. Add some glitter, Mod Podge, a zip pouch and voila, you’re ready to celebrate 2012 in your new glitter clutch!

You’ll need:

Start by pouring Mod Podge into a plastic container. Then pour about the same amount of glitter into the same container. I like to use a 1:1 ratio. Mixing glitter with Mod Podge prevents the glitter from flaking and falling off.

Mix the glitter mixture. If you want to keep the backside plain, use painter’s tape to tape off one side of the clutch. Be sure to get the tape into all the nooks and crannies.

Apply a generous layer of glitter to the front side. Allow to dry completely before adding a second layer.

Wait until the Mod Podge dries completely clear before applying the crystals. Squeeze a dollop of glue either directly along the backside of the chandelier crystals or use a toothpick for a better application.

Arrange the crystals in a row, fanning them out from the center. Apply the larger pre-set crystals above the pattern.

Add any additional accoutrements to the clutch and allow to dry for at least 24 hours.

Small enough for the essentials and just big enough for substantial bling!

(all images by HonestlyWTF, J.Crew Felted Wool Skirt)