This project was so easy and fun to make! It took me less than an hour to put it all together! You can make this stylish bag before tonight's new years party!
FYI: The real Chanel perfume bottle handbag retails for over $1000!
-Clear box (from Wal-Mart)
-E6000 glue (from JoAnn's)
-Hinges (from Aubuchon Hardware)
-Chain (from JoAnn's)
-Clear knob top (mine is a percolator top from Nelson's Hardware)
-Sauntering iron (from JoAnn's)
-Leather rope (not pictured, from Wal-Mart)
-Chanel print out (from my computer)
-Spray glue or regular glue
-Mod Podge (from JoAnn's)
Start by gluing the hinges onto the box. Make sure your box will open properly before taping the hinges down to dry. Do the same with the closer.
Now glue on the clear knob top.
Next, type "Chanel No 5 Perfume Label" under images in your favorite search engine on your computer. Pick the label or image you love and print it out in the proper size for your project. Cut out.
Spray the back side of the label with spray glue and attach. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over the label to seal it.
The sauntering iron comes with multiple ends. Put on the plain one that looks like a pencil or point. Let the iron heat up and poke one hole on each side of the box for the chain handle.
*No sauntering gun? Heat up a sharp metal tool, like a small screwdriver, over the flame of a candle for a few seconds and poke through the plastic.
Decide how long you want your chain handle. Use pliers to pry open links of the chain to make the handle the length you want. Weave the leather rope through each link of the chain leaving a few inches of rope at each end. Tie knots at each end of the chain. Thread the rope ends through the holes you sauntered and tie a couple knots on the inside to secure.
I adore this bag! Chic and stylish, it can be paired with anything. Just remember, with this bag you are literally hanging out your dirty laundry for all to see. I think I'm going to keep this bag for special occasions. Such as.....NEW YEARS!
After making this bag, I found out Chanel No. 5 was my Gran-Gran's favorite perfume! I was 5 when she died, so I don't remember a lot about her. I bet she would've got a kick out of this bag!
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