Holiday Purse Revamp {From Drab To Fab}

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holiday purse revamp

Now that Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner, ok where did the year go!? I’m gonna be needing some festive and dressy accessories. And since I’d much rather buy home decor stuff than clothes and accessories, some goodies I got from Tulip are just what I needed. tulip shimmer productsHere’s a (very) old fabric purse that I generally use for formal events. There’s nothing wrong with it per se, just the fact that’s it’s a little boring. It’s in desperate need of a little bling.

old purseFor this project you’ll need:

A fabric purse

Tulip Shimmer Sheets

Crystal Stickers

Fashion Glitter

Fashion Glitter Bond



Foam Brush

tulip glitter sheets and glitter Step 1 – Adding crystals to the top

Apply the bling (crystals) directly to the fabric, no adhesive needed. They come in strips of various lengths so you don’t have to stick them one by one. Bonus!

adding tulip crystal stickers to purse

Since this purse has a weird shape the crystal didn’t fit into the small spaces. But I think that made the pattern more interesting.glitter holiday purse

Step 2 – Applying shimmer sheets to the front

Take the shimmer sheets (I used the glitter red and plain silver sheets) and cut them into varying strips using a paper-cutter. You can use scissors if you don’t have one. Tip: it’s easier to cut the glitter sheets face down.

cutting tulip glitter sheets

Step 3

Take the strips and arrange them onto the purse until you get a pattern you like. If you have a rounded purse it’s easier if you tape the ends of the strips to the sides of the purse. This will hold the strips down so they won’t move around when purse

Step 4

Take a cloth or piece of fabric and lay it over the purse. Heat dry iron to a suitable setting for the fabric. Press down firmly for 40 seconds while moving the iron around so you don’t burn the fabric. Check to make sure the transfer is set, if not re-iron until it sticks.

ironing glitter sheets to holiday purse

Step 5 – Adding glitter to the back

Apply Glitter Bond Adhesive on the back side of the purse and spread with a foam brush forming a thin layer. Sprinkle glitter over and shake away excess. Then press with finger to set. There it is my fabulous ‘new’ and improved holiday purse. Love it and can’t wait to use it! Anyone having a Holiday Party?

Here are some great projects other bloggers have created for this campaign:

For more holiday ideas and inspiration check out Tulip!

FTC Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Tulip and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.


Holiday Purse Revamp {From Drab To Fab} — 8 Comments

    • It was a little tricky. But I started with the middle and then ironed the ends. Can’t wait to see it!