Tuesday, 5 April 2011


I found this this wicker trinket box, dusty and neglected,
in a bargain bin last week on one of our vintage hunts.
I got the idea to revamp it into a cool clutch bag with just
a few easy steps...

Before. In need of a good clean.


Start of by cleaning it with a brush and some soap.

Wicker is much easier to work with while wet so I
started to cut the stand off on the underside.

In progress...

Put an elastic band on the center edge and tie.
I always burn the ends of the elastic so the black
thread won't fray.

Add a paper fastener. This is the outside.

This is the inside.

Clasp finished and so is the project.

Let's disco!

Can be used with an Hawaiian or nautical outfit.


Perdita said...

What a delightful little project, that clutch is just right for summer parties! I'll have to keep an eye out for old wicker when hunting the jumble!

vintage_kitten said...

That is really cute and a cool ide to make it a clutch.I would never thought about it.I would but it i the bathroom for my little soaps or something like that.A clutch is a better use for it.Great job.

Malayka said...

I love this! What a great find.

La Dama said...

What a nifty idea, will match all your Hawaiian dresses.you can also add cherries or hibiscus flowers.

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Love your DIY clutch, its very cool!
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