I’m finding myself needing non-mom bags lately (a clutch for an event or a bag to bring out to dinner that doesn’t need to hold the kitchen sink, ha) but my current selection is scarce. I’ve had a few ideas for embellishing small bags and I finally stumbled upon a blank slate straw clutch perfect for my ideas!
The straw clutch I found for this diy post came from Joann’s. It was one of those things I wasn’t looking for but couldn’t resist grabbing on the spot. It was $14.99 but of course I had a trusty 60% off coupon bringing it down to about $5! That’s a steal.
If you can’t find this one at your local craft store try these:
Straw clutch from Amazon (with prime). This honestly looks identical to mine.
Straw clutch from forever 21. This one has a strap which is nice!
Pom Pom trim
Hot glue gun
Working in one inch sections, hot glue the pom pom trim to the underside of the straw bag flap. Be careful not to cover any magnetic closures of buttons or else your bag will likely not close well when you’re finished! Make sure to hot glue the ends of your trim so they don’t fray over time.
Use acrylic paint to paint a design on your clutch. The easiest thing to do is follow the weaving patterns already on the bag and use them as a guide.
Let your bag dry completely the cover the painted areas in mod podge (this is optional but will increase the longevity of your cute new straw bag!)
The pom pom trim I used came from the by-the-yard section of the craft store. I only needed a handful of inches (measure it against the bag section you want to trim out) and only pay for exactly what you need! Use a coupon on that too if you can. It’ll be so cheap. You could use smaller pom Pom trim, two layers of pom pom trim or even tassel or fringe trim!
If you don’t want to follow the lines of the straw bag as is, try using painters tape to section off areas of color. A geometric design or stripes would be so much fun!
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