Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CELEBRATING 100+ FOLLOWERS! - book clutch for 100 pennies!

I asked for challenges and AWESOME follower Rachel from Maybe Matilda suggested I create something using 100 pennies. I instantly! thought about the cool clutch I had been saving from the thrift store. I have been majorly inspired by this amazing tutorial from See Kate Sew. I have been wanting to create one for.eve.AH. Here is mine!


here is the sweet .99 cent clutch I got from the thrift store months ago.


so...why I have I been waiting so long to create this??? Honestly? I could NOT find a vintage book, you know the hard backs that are cloth covered? I could not find one in the appropriate size or color. But I really wanted to use the clutch for this post so I improvised and covered a plain old book with fabric! WAHHOO! I LOVE the results!

DISCLAIMER: If you are my grandma - please be warned I am going to "destroy" a perfectly good book.
DISCLAIMER 2: If you are my sister - please be warned I am going to "de-face" currency

So, how did I make my version of Kate's amazing clutch??

I started with the following goodies:

99 cent clutch
book. Dont worry! It isnt a cool vintage book! It is a boring college book. see? It's ok.
Mod Podge
scissors
exacto
adhesive - I used E-6000
foam brush
embellishments - I used some synged satin circles to make a flower


step 1. DESTROY THAT BOOK! very therapeutic.


"measure" your fabric


coat the outside of the book cover with mod podge

smooth the fabric over the book. be sure to press it into the creases of the spine. get all the air bubbles!


I put the pages back in and squeezed it down to make sure i had the stretch/shape just right


Flip it over and cut a few slits where the spine is. Like this:


mod podge the fabric into the cover



I didnt take a pic of the gluing process but you just glue in the clutch



I added the penny so the project would cost the full 100 pennies!

The big bummer. this is just about 1/8" too short to hold a kindle. I think it would be a GREAT kindle case!



I hope you like it!!


PS~ I am giving it away here

25 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow, I love it! That looks amazing! And I love that you added the final penny . . . no cheating! ;-)

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

kate said...

great job!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is sooooo great! I am seriously in love with it and I will now be haunting the thrift stores to find a clutch like this!

Stephanie said...

This is amazing! I am now officially kicking myself for not picking up a similar clutch that I've seen at Goodwill! Grrr! Haha! Thanks for the tutorial, I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for another clutch like this from now on!

P.S. Good to Great WAS boring! Haha! We had to read it for work. The funny thing is, I am a teacher. Make sense??? It didn't to me! Let's just say, I didn't read the whole thing. A lot of skimming happened. :)

Lesley Litrento said...

This is super duper charming! I love it.

I have to tell you that when I saw the name of the book, that you said wasn't anything worth saving, I laughed so hard I couldn't get my breath. My hubby was made to read that book by an ex-boss that he didn't like. Oh, laughed and laughed. Awesome clutch.

taidyeoriginal said...

Yeah...I stole that book from a box of my husbands text books...then I put the pages back into the book jacket and put it back in the box. LOL!!

LrSchwtz said...

This is so impressive! It turned out gorgeous. I'd love for you to share it today at my Share the Wealth Link Party. www.laughloveandcraft.com

Krafty Kat said...

This is fabulous! I'm gonna keep my eyes peeled now for clutches at the thrift store! Love the penny in the flower! Sharing on my FB page and thanks for linking up this week!

Kelsey@inspirationthief said...

Great way to repurpose a vintage find.

Randi said...

That is so fun! Thanks for sharing the idea!

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

What a clever idea! Very cute. Visiting from the Creative Crate party.

April said...

Ilove this idea! Very cute! Thanks for the tute! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

Jill said...

Oh that is amazing! Perfect use for old diaries at the end of the year!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Megan @ Cut the Craft! said...

Super cute, I love the idea!

Megan
www.CutTheCraft.com

Nikki said...

Genius! I LOVE it! Dropped by from The Girl Creative.

Kelly said...

So very Cool!!!!I'd love for you to share on the Glitter Blog link Party!
http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-5-link-party.html

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I think I had a gold clutch purse just like that in my play purses/clothes when I was little. :) Seeing that brought back memories. Wow! I do love this transformation. So pretty and so creative! Great job!!

I have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love for you to link up sometime!

Lowri said...

That is amazing I LOVE IT - thanks for sharing the how-to!

Steph said...

I am soooo behind on my blog reading so I'm only seeing this now! So cute and love how you made it 100 pennies! And you make it look so easy. Happy 100 followers!

Autumn @ Graceful Rantings of a Clutz said...

Popped over from Krafty Kat and I am totally diggin your clutch. Just bought a clutch and a few old books at a garage sale today for 75 cents. May have to make me a 100 penny clutch as well! Thanks for the inspiration!
(jacshembree.blogspot.com)

Janlynn said...

Great purse and great tutorial. I love it.

Rachel Sue said...

THis is such an awesome purse. I would love to feature it on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. THanks!

http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

Felicia said...

Adorable! I love a great purse, and upcyle!


Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters, today!
http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/04/calling-all-crafters-4th-edition.html

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

That is so awesome! I definitely want to have a go, I'll have to start keeping an eye out for cheap books and purses x

Gramma G said...

Congratulations on reaching 100+ followers. I hope I can reach that goal one day. I love this clutch! I have been saving a big, old book cover for this project for a couple of years now, and you have inspired me to actually do it. Thanks for the nudge. I posted a photo and a link on my Friday Friends on my blog because it was so cute. Thanks for sharing your cute ideas.

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