DIY: Clutch Purse

Turn an old or unused wallet into a customized clutch purse!

DIY Wallet Clutch Intro DIY: Clutch Pursephotos: jenelle for we heart this

Purses are a great statement piece that can complete an outfit, which is probably why I own so many and I keep buying or creating more. I love this DIY because it allows me to can keep all my cards and money organized when I’m out on the town and it still looks like a clutch purse.

You can use different supplies for this project if studs are not your thing. Shiny gems or sequins would look great for a wedding or party (and can be found at any local craft store) or try a pretty ribbon in place of the elastic for a different texture that pops against the wallet. Just remember the most important thing is to have fun and be creative!

DIY Clutch Wallet Supplies DIY: Clutch Purse

Glue gun (or super glue)

Tip: Check vintage stores and yard sales for colorful and fun wallets to use for this project.

DIY Clutch Wallet 1 DIY: Clutch Purse

1. Cut a piece of elastic that is a bit wider than the width of your hand.

DIY Clutch Wallet 2 DIY: Clutch Purse

2. Using pilers, place the studs in the order/shape you would like.

DIY Clutch Wallet 3 DIY: Clutch Purse

3. Fold the elastic over a tad and place a dab of glue (hot glue gun or super glue) to the elastic then stick the elastic to one end of the wallet. To help you do this you can mark before hand where you want to glue the elastic.

DIY Clutch Wallet 4 DIY: Clutch Purse
4. Repeat with the other side and let it dry.

DIY Wallet Clutch 6 DIY: Clutch Purse

5. Go out and hit the town with your stylish new clutch!

Readers: How many clutches/purses do you own? Do you switch them up to match your outfits?

Jenelle is a DIY fashion blogger from Canada who’s believes you can be fashionable while staying on a budget. Traveling the world, meeting Justin Timberlake and attending Fashion Week are just a few things on her bucket list. Check out more of her handy work at Nelle Creations.

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  1. Profile photo of Tyna Werner
    Tyna Werner

    Welcome to the wht team Jenelle @nellecreations – Love your first DIY!

    I hate carrying large bags when I’m out on the town, but have a habit of misplacing the little ones. This smart (and easy – yay!) DIY solves both problems. Not to mention it’s adorable as well. I am a basic black sort of girl – and love studs – so this look is right up my alley, but I love the idea of using ribbons and jewels on a colorful vintage wallet as well.
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    What a cute idea! I have a few wallets that while I don’t use them regularly anymore I love far too much to get rid of, and some of them are just too pretty to hide in a purse. This way I can re-purpose my favorites and show them off at the same time! Thanks @nellecreations !

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