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!
- a small zip clutch (I used Magenta)
- 9 chandelier crystals (I used 3.25″ blue prism crystals)
- a handful of preset rhinestones
- glitter (I used Martha Stewart Amethyst)
- Mod Podge
- painter’s tape
- a plastic container
- a toothpick
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)
This is beautiful.
This is the best DIY I’ve ever seen!
I’ll try to make it
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Wanna try this asap!!! It seems easy!
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That is what I would call sparkly! Very nice DIY…
This is just fantastic ♥
This is so beautiful! I’m gonna try it out right away! I love all of the DIYs.
Recently I did the beaded friendship bracelet and it looks Great!!!
I love this!
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Really amazing. I love it and would like to try. Nice day.
Where am I able to get a zip clutch like that? What stores have it?
¡Sin duda lo vamos a intentar! Es impresionante el clutch!
wow!! genius!!! love this DIY!!! xo, Alma
I really love yours diy!!! This is fantastic and so beautiful
I love it! Does the glitter concoction stay on there? I’d be afraid of it peeling off!
This is so FUN! Love it.
Check out this other clutch! I’m sorry it’s in Spanish though, but you can get the important!
this is so cute! i need to try, would be great for new years.
Love this! So perfect for a holiday party!
Need one!!! Love it!
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Absolutely yes. Thanks a lot for sharing this with is. Love it!
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awesome result!! hope the glitter stays long on your clutch!!
looks great amd i will be trying this out. my question is what and why do you tape the purse….i’m not sure i get that. a response would be great. thanks
@Shawn, the purse was taped so just the front side of the clutch would be glittered. I left the backside unembellished.
WOW!! Really love this DIY:)
You’re always so creative I love this clutch! Would go perfect for my outfit for New Years.
LOVING ALL THOSE CLUTCHES!!
such a good idea!! will have to try
i love it!!!!!! is a great DIY
greatt! love it
So pretty! Fantastic tip about mixing the glitter in with the modge podge… Love it!!!
That is some seriously fab, innovative stuff right there!!! I cannot wait to give this a go on one of my plain jane clutches!
This is sooo amazing, I love the bigger crystals on the bag. (:
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Wow! I would have never thought of this!
Holy Guacamole!! This is just Amazing! okay, I’m gonna start making one NOW! :)))
Wow, that looks JUST LIKE the Mawi version…love it!
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Thats a great DIY! The clutch looks fab, inspiring it is 🙂
I would love to make this handbag, but if I would of try to made it …. I’m afraid pieces would fall off lol
Glam (cheap) clutch!
Looks cool! I should try that too!:)
Wow, I did not know you could do that with mod podge! Have to try it some time!
So Happy your did it, I also suggested it a weekend ago! 🙂
Love your blog and love this DIY 😀
Awesome. Love it 🙂
It’s so beautiful, I will try it out!
The clutch is so gorgeous I really like this DIY I want to l try it out !
Wait what?! This is AWESOME. Glitter and crystals and clutches galore! What more could a girl ask for?!
WOw love this!!
This is a brilliant DIY. Definitely worth a try!
it’s beautiful i love it !
thanks a lot love it !
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This is such a gorgeous D.I.Y. project, I love it! It would make a perfect holiday gift too because you can mix up the colors and designs for each one. Thank you for the wonderful idea! -Katelyn
this is beyond beautiful what a great idea. do the beads hold?
Thank you for sharing:)
Hi , if I used a colored glitter would the color be prevalent, or would I have to match the color the the glitter ??
omg! i love it !!!!!!
love love love
amazing! great idea
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quick question…how do you prevent the mod podged glitter form pealing off?
totally creative, will try it out..
We embellished a clutch like this: http://lilasirena.blogspot.mx/2013/03/diy-embellished-clutch.html
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i had the same idea 🙂 but the one i made is green.. but it looks exactely like yours.. scary..
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Gorgeous clutch, love it
Wow love this idea 🙂
That is a very bling bling clutch bag, love this DIY idea to make my own clutch. Maybe you can find more crystal clutches at http://www.baginstore.com/.
This is a very interesting article!
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