Sunday, May 16, 2010

Flower Purse

I just love the purses that have flowers all over them. I've been seeing them everywhere so I wanted to try to duplicate it! This is my first attempt and I already have another way to make it better next time. This is what I started with and got these items at.... where else? The Dollar Tree!!

So I'm sure you can do the math, 3 items=$3!! This is a true story, I was there the other day and this lady really did ask the clerk, "how much is this?" I really admire the clerk because she was able to answer "$1" with NO sarcasm in her voice whatsover! I bet they have special training just for that situation. LOL. Ok, back to the purse.

So I took apart the flowers so that I would have just the soft petals. I didn't want the hard plastic parts in there. Each bloom had about 6 separate petals. I took 3 of them and staggered the petals so it would look fuller. I hot glued this onto the purse. I wish I had taken pictures of the process, but it was too hard as I was constantly burning myself. There were still some empty spaces so I used brads to attach 3 of the fullest petals. I was trying to make sure it was really full and all the surface was covered. To make a smooth edge I glued a ribbon along the bottom and then glued a few rhinestones to it. This is the finished product.

Here is a close up of the flower that I used the brad on.

So all in all, I was pretty happy with it. The thing I will do different next time is to attach ALL the flowers with brads. This eliminates the burnt fingers, the stray glue strings and I wouldn't have to worry about the ribbon on the bottom.

Let me know what you think... love it? hate it? not sure??? Its okay, be honest. I'm a big girl and I can take it. Have a great week everyone.

PS I'm going back to L.A. later this week to see Mickey Mouse and go shopping, but I have another project I really hope to share before I go, so stay tuned!!!


  1. I hope you don't attract too many bees...just butterflies and hummingbirds!

  2. Girl, That is just way too cute!!! :) I think your mising your calling! 1- Re-purposing and 2-You should be writing for Readers Digest cause your story's are great!!! lol.. Love it!