Doily Purse | DIY

Thursday

It just goes to show, never throw out an old bag. I had become quite tired of this little number and was about to hand it off to the next owner, but I thought I might as well try out an idea I had scribbled in my notebook some time back. I am ever so thankful I did. I think I've officially created a new favorite piece of mine. And you should too! Here's how...
Supplies: Old purse (find one on a thrifting trip!), doily, mod podge, tacky glue or any durable craft/fabric glue.
Pantry Supplies: Scissors, paintbrush.

First, take the tacky glue and apply it in thin increments on the back of the doily. Place it on the corner of the purse and press firmly. Once it dries, carefully cut off the excess by guiding your scissors along the edges of the purse. Lastly, apply a thin top coat of mod podge to secure all the edges in place.

Enjoy! xx


41 comments:

  1. this is adorable! i love your diy's! they're so fun and simple (just the way i like them)!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  2. Вау, очень оригинально и довольно мило))
    sunny-susunny.blogspot.com

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  3. This is so cute & simple. I think it would be fun on a tote bag too; I always have huge bags to fit either my school stuff or my camera.

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  4. i love this bag! I have to make my own:)

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  5. i love it love it love it!!! ;)

    http://absolutelyjenny.blogspot.com

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  6. I totally love this! You transformed such a basic bag into something so special and beautiful. Great job!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  7. that is very cute!

    http://babybakerlove.blogspot.com

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  8. Man, the things you can do with a doily! I have so many at home. The purse turned out lovely.

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  9. doilies are wonderful, aren't they? :) great idea!

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  10. Such a cute idea! going to try this

    www.geenarose.blogspot.com

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  11. Such a cute DIY! I modeled for Red Velvet back in October and you curled my hair! I remember you saying you didn't want to blog until you could do it right, and you must certainly have done it right. Congratulations on such a successful, adorable blog!

    http://adventuresofemilylynn.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love it!

    http://yanayunlin.blogspot.com/

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  13. So simple yet so pretty, love it!

    www.katiescreative.blogspot.com

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  14. <I love this idea! <3 And I really like how the purse goes with your outfit(;

    great tutorial, simple & cute(:

    Have an awesome weekend!

    Carmila Ponycat

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  15. so cute! such a great idea. I happen to have a few doily's lying around...

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  16. Sooo cute! I must do this for myself :)

    http://saramadebeth.wordpress.com

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  17. Gorgeous. I'm obsessed with doilies. I think I'd glue one to my forehead if it wasn't weird...kidding. But yes, so sweet!

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  18. What a fantastic idea! I love doiles and purses. I will have to try this.

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  19. Kinsey,
    Such a sweet idea. I want to try this on a larger bag and turn it into a laptop bag!
    xo. Little Miss
    www.livelylittlemiss.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks for sharing how it's made!

    Check out my blog:
    http://amandagrisham.blogspot.com/

    Amanda

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  21. This bag is amazing can't wait to try it
    Alex

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  22. This is such a cute DIY, thanks for sharing!

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  23. I love this SO much!! Its so gorgeous! Again, your blog inspires me :)

    x Hannah
    http://creativeandcoy.blogspot.com

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  24. Hello Kinsey,
    what a lovely idea. I've seen this purse online, (perhaps at pintrest) and fell in love with it. I've wondered who's idea this was, guess it was yours all along. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial here. I will not say "I'll have to try this" because if I say it, I'll never do eheh, but if I do, I'll show you the result. ok? Thank you. Peace. Aisa

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  25. Great DIY! Love the delicate lace over the faded leather.

    Eternally yours,
    Stephanie

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  26. This is such a cute idea! And it looks pretty easy.

    XO,
    Erin
    erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  27. This is such a cute idea! Especially if you love doilies as much as I do, haha.

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  28. I LOVE this!!! So cute! I definitely want to give this a try!

    Julie
    http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  29. I'm so glad you did a d.i.y on this! I'm in love with this bag! It looks adorable!!

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  30. It's lovable! amazing!
    happy sunday!

    Love, Suzanne
    http://becomethefashion.blogspot.com

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  31. on the list to do... love it! thanks for the idea :D

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  32. I'm a purse fiend and this is such a great way to doll up a basic purse. Loving it and loving your blog! I found my way over from A Beautiful Mess and I'm staying.

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  33. Love this! Excellent idea, and love your blog too :)

    http://concraftulations.blogspot.co.uk/

    Emily

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  34. I love this idea - I made a version of this and posted on my blog (as well as a link to your tutorial)

    http://mytwobutterflies.blogspot.com/2012/03/diy-doily-tote.html

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  35. Hi! just found your blog. i think its so adorable. definitely be coming back.
    lovely detail on the bag. it adds charm
    please stop by at my blog
    http://inveiglefair.blogspot.com/
    thanks Hilla

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