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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. Here’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.
A fabric purse
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!
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.
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 ironing.
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.
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?
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