Bright yellow gingham and pom-pom oranges make the cutest summer clutch. And, the best part is you can make your very own DIY gingham clutch with fabric paint!
Have you ever been to the thrift store and spotted something that you immediately knew you could transform? Or maybe you’ve been digging through the clearance bin at the craft store and knew you could breath new life into those marked down goodies that everyone else has overlooked. That is exactly what happened to me the other day and I can’t wait to show you how you can take something from boring to extraordinary with DecoArt SoSoft paint.
I spotted a bunch of plain white canvas bags in the clearance bin at the craft store and purchased them know I would find a good use for them someday. I usually try to buy things without a plan, but I couldn’t pass up $0.50 a bag. And know that I have a darling little summer clutch I’m so glad I gave in to the impulse. Apparently, I have a thing for DIY citrus fashion in the summer, do you remember these cute DIY Citrus shoes from last year?
If you are looking for a fun and easy project then you are going to love this one. I’ll show you the step-by-step tutorial to create your own DIY gingham clutch with DecoArt SoSoft fabric paint. SoSoft is the softest fabric acrylics on the market and it will adhere to all textiles. This permanent paint doesn’t require a sealant or heat setting and even after repeated washes won’t crack, peel or harden. There are 70 colors to choose from for all of your DIY projects from fashion makeovers to home decor.
- White Zipper Bag or White Clutch
- DecoArt SoSoft in Pineapple, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Bright Yellow
- Paint Palette
- Paint Brush
- Painters Tape
- Orange Yarn
- Green Felt
Start by ironing your white zipper bag to make sure it is nice and smooth before you start painting. Next, lay down strips of painter’s tape horizontally along the bag.
Use the lightest yellow SoSoft paint, Pineapple. Lightly brush the paint onto the surface in between the painter’s tape. Remove the tape to reveal perfect stripes.
Next, apply painter’s tape in the opposite direction and paint with the medium shade of paint, Cadmium Yellow Hue. After you’ve painted the stripes, remove the strips of tape.
To finish the gingham pattern, use the darkest shade, Bright Yellow and paint a square on each segment where the light and medium shades overlap. This area should be a little darker than the rest since it is where the two shades of yellow intersect.
While the paint is drying, use the orange yard to make a medium and small size pom-pom, be sure to leave a long enough string that you can tie it to the zipper. Just a note, you will need to allow the paint to dry for 48-72 hours before using.
Cut out a small leaf shape from the green felt and glue it onto the top of the larger orange pom-pom. Attach the yarn tassels to the zipper of your cute new DIY gingham clutch.
That’s it, easy peasy, lemon squeezy! This cute summer clutch is the perfect compliment to your summer wardrobe, and can you believe it this cute little accessory cost less than $5!
There are so many possibilities with this product that I have a feeling I’ll be making frequent visits to the thrift store to find treasures I can transform. What would you create with SoSoft paint? To see all the colors available and to find out more about using this product be sure to visit the DecoArt website.