Sunday, June 24, 2012

DIY Bracelet & Clutch: Recycle Old Accessories

Hey everyone!

LONG time, no blog, I know!! It's so weird but I feel like I'm busier in the summer than during the school year, with work and summer classes right now.  But, nonetheless, I've been a DIY crazed fool lately!  This is a simple one, since I'm trying to get a bunch of posts typed up today I thought I'd start out with a super easy way to recycle your old bags!  Since I've been home from college for the summer, I did a huge closet clean out.  I donated a ton of things, but some I held onto simply because I think I can make them into something else!  

I started with a super old purse.  I found this bag in my closet, which I've probably had since I was in elementary school. 

First, to make the bracelet, it's super easy.  All I did was cut the strap off the purse and tie the ends.  Then I fit it around my wrist and tied it together around my wrist.

Next, I took the actual bag part of the purse and sewed a button on the front.  Since my bag is a straw-like material to begin with, it was simple to fold the top of the bag over and stick the button through it.  If yours is a different material, you may have to cut a button hole.

Now you're done!  You've recycled your old bag and made some stylish accessories for the summertime!

I hope you all enjoyed!

xo Sarah


  1. That is such a good idea! The bracelet looks really good!!

  2. Great idea! Love the finish look

  3. aw this reminds me at the time when i was a kid :)
    love the bag! so boho :)


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  5. What a great Idea, I love making things like this!

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