Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Enhanced Handbag

Have you ever made felt flowers before? Me neither, but they are really fun and easy, I had it down after the first two or so!! I followed this great tutorial. It is very, very easy to do, not to mention addicting! I started making them and before I knew it, I had made a slew!



They look like ranunculus to me!


I picked up this fun, gently used handbag at my local DAV Thrift store for a whopping 1.48, and decided to jazz it up. I love the bamboo handles and I think the colors will be fun for the rest of the summer, aren't the paisleys fun?




After making my gazillion flowers, I glued them onto a separate piece of felt, concentrating on the composition and colorway


After I had all the flowers glued, I cut around the felt. I wanted the removable option, so I didn't want to glue directly on the handbag. Just in case I changed my mind, which I so often do...


I used some beads for further embellishment, then I attached the "bib" using safety pins on the inside.


I really like how it turned out!


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are inspired to personalize a handbag near you! :)

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35 comments:

  1. That is so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I thought the same thing, that they looked like ranunculus, which I love. The flowers are great and perfect on the bag. Great job.

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  3. I think it looks great! I love the flowers and I'm thinking Christmas...

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  4. Wow Michelle, what a great bag!! You look like a super-model standing there!!!!
    They certainly look fabulous,
    Suzyq

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  5. I love these and they turned out great on the handbag!! Love it.

    ~Kathleen

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  6. It looks beautiful! What a great shape too:)
    Sarah
    HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the flowers Michelle, think I'll have a go!
    What a find, youve made it look even more gorgeous.
    Rebecca

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  8. Cute Michelle...
    Looks like a million bucks now!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  9. THAT is AWESOME! I love it!!

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  10. Now that is a sweet purse!!! Michelle, I took some pictures of my daughter at the beach and would love your opinion/advice on them as I love your photography! They are on my blog now!

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  11. Michelle - that is just adorable!! You come up with the best ideas. Every single thing you do is beautiful!

    xoxo
    Jen

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  12. Far, FAR over the horizon of cute, Michelle!
    Brenda

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  13. omg!...fabulous!...i'm so loving these little flowers!...

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  14. The flowers turned out fantastic and they look great on the bag! Thanks for your nice comments!

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  15. The accents make such a difference. Lovely details.

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  16. those look amazing and your bag looks great. thanks for sharing some inspiration!

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  17. Oh my gosh this turned our fabulous! I love it, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Beautiful. I really love the soft effect of the felt flowers.

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  19. Be still my heart! I love it.

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  20. I love it!! You did a great job!

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  21. That is super pretty, love the color combination!

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  22. So cute!!! Stopping by from the Sunday Showcase linkup.
    -Mama E
    www.homeandheartsblog.com

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  23. How cute is that? Haven't done felt flowers and am really looking forward to trying. Seems we both like shabby roses on our bags! :)
    xoxo
    Nancy

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  24. Oh that is darling! I love the felt roses and the cute bag! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  25. Adorable. I would totally wear that handbag out!!!!!! Nice job.

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  26. Michelle - simply stunning! I love the added flowers - super cute! I'll be featuring this today. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Stephanie Lynn

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  27. Do you have a tutorial for making those flowers? Are they out of felt? I'm in love with this bag! So whimsical!

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  28. Lauren I used a great tutorial from Lollichops, it's linked in the first paragraph. Thanks!

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  29. Hi Michelle! Just wanted to say thanks for linking to my tutorial! Your bag came out fabby!

    HUGS!

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Michelle