It’s no surprise that we’re BIG fans of Anthropologie, but at times, their price tags are just beyond the reach of our budgets. That doesn’t mean we have to skip out on all that is colorful, whimsical and delightful, like their Silk Fringe Clutch ($228). To avoid the high price tag, we’re helping you do what we do best by DIYing this bad boy. This little clutch can glam up any activity that’s coming your way in 2017. Not to mention, we chose a color palette that would make Pantone’s Color of 2017 proud. Scroll on to see how it’s done.
Fringe Clutch DIY
- 8-10 embroidery floss balls
- clamshell clutch
- cardboard (size depends on how long you want your tassels)
- hot glue gun + glue
- Cut a notch at the top center of your cardboard piece.
- Wrap the embroidery floss around the cardboard, using the notch to help keep your string in place. Wrap around 30-50 times.
- Cut the bottom of the string at the base of your cardboard.
- Use a piece of string to tie all of the strands together. Trim any excess.
- Create the head of the tassel by wrapping the second string around the full bundle.
- Repeat until you have enough tassels to cover your clutch.
- Starting at the base of the clutch, hot glue your tassels on.
- Repeat until your purse is covered.
- At the top of the purse, trim any excess pieces and you’re done.
You’ll be making A TON of tassels, so we’re making it easier for you with this *tassel tool* (there’s no official name, it’s just what we’re choosing to call it for right now). All you need is a small piece of cardboard. First, cut a notch at the top, in the center.
Wrap your embroidery floss around your *tassel tool* 30-50 times, depending on your chosen thickness and cut. OR if you’re not worried about being exact, you can land somewhere in between.
To detach your tassel, cut all of the strands off at the bottom. Cut a new piece of string and use that to tie all of your strands together at the top of the *tassel tool.* Next, create the head of the tassel by wrapping a second string around the full bundle about 5-10 times and knot.
Repeat over and over again.
Attach the tassels in intentional or random color pattern, starting at the base. You want to make sure there’s excess fringe covering the bottom of your purse. Layer until you reach the top.
Once you reach the top, trim the top of your tassels. You can also give your overall purse a trim to create the shape of your choice. Repeat on the other side and call it a day! Time to take your purse out for a spin.
This definitely adds some fun and a pop of color to any outfit.
Show us how you’re incorporating Pantone’s 2017 color, Greenery, into your year by tagging @BritandCo on Instagram.
DIY Production + Styling: Anita Yung, Lindsay Saito + Hayley Bramble
Photography: Tory Putnam