DIY “Bandaged” Box Clutch

OMG OMG OMG! I absolutely LOVE this clutch…so, so much! Sometimes I get inspired by seeing something online on Asos or Net-a-Porter, seeing what the fashionistas are sporting on the streets, checking out magazines, Pinterest and my fellow fabulous DIY compatriots such as Runway DIY, A Pair & A Spare, Honestly WTF and PS I made this (thank you, you awesome ladies – you inspire me constantly! You inspire us all!). Sometimes however, my mind wanders and suddenly an idea pops into my head. Now, I’m not going to lie, quite often these inspirational moments hit me when I have a glass of vino in my hand (and belly) but when it does happen, I always make a note straight away. This particular DIY just hit me and luckily I had all the materials at the ready! I love it when that happens – finally, being a craft hoarder has paid off!

This DIY ended up so great – exactly what I had envisaged in my head! It really doesn’t take long or too much effort to make – after successfully making the first one, I’m definitely going to experiment with some neon spray paint. Watch this space!

What you need:

  • Perspex box (with hinges)
  • Sello-tape
  • Spray Paint

If your box doesn’t have hinges:

  • Bradawl
  • Thin chain
  • 2 jump rings
  • Candle

How to:

  1. Tape the entire outside of the box.
  2. Tape long triangular strips of tape on the inside of  each half of the box, this will create the bandaged effect once spray painted.
  3. Lay down some newspaper and spray paint the entire inside of the both sides of the box. Leave to dry.
  4. If your box has hinges, once the paint has dried, peel off the tape and your clutch is ready.
  5. If your box doesn’t have hinges, heat up a bradawl in the candle flame. Once hot, poke two holes on one side of the box’s vertical edge; you’ll probably have to reheat the bradawl after each hole.
  6. Put the box together, head the bradawl and poke a hole in the other half of the box, directly above one of the holes. Repeat with the other hole.
  7. Cut two 1 inch pieces of chain.
  8. Thread it through the two perpendicular holes. Attach the two ends of the chain together with a jump ring. Repeat with the other end.

I can’t stop gushing at how much I love this clutch. I like to think that this particular clutch is a nice twist on the transparent-trend – you can still just about see what’s inside but the gold takes the look from simply trendy to gorgeously edgy! Ahh I love it!

Happy DIYing!

xoxo   V.

Posted in: DIY

7 thoughts on “DIY “Bandaged” Box Clutch

    • vslawson says:

      Hi Bec,

      Thanks for your lovely comment!
      I tend to get my boxes from a shop in Sham Shui Po (HK) called “New Universe Co” (223A Yu Chau St).

      If you’re not in HK you could probably buy some off Ebay or in hobby-shops (they’re usually sold with smaller boxes/tubes inside to hold beads and other DIY knick-knacks)

      Hope that helps!


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