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How to Style Your Plain Bag… My First DIY Bag Project..

I have been a DIY ( Do-It-Yourself) fan ever since. I remember I used to make clothes for my dolls out of some scrap linens from my mama. I also made my own diary from unused pages of old notebooks that I collected. I even had my first flip flop designed with beads, this one does not turn out so good though because the nylon which I used to sew the beads irritates my feet. T-shirt design using silk screen printing, etc. etc. I just hoped I was able to document them before. Now I finally got the chance again to go back to doing the things that I love. It isn’t perfect but what’s important is I’m satisfied with my first DIY Bag Project! So here it goes.

These are the few things that you’ll need:

  • Plain Bag
  • Decorations, it can be anything you want. You’re imagination is the limit, you can even use the scrap book materials, in my case I used colorful strings.
  • Glue, I used mighty bond for strong hold.
  • Scissors

Now off to the decoration part with these five easy steps:

Step 1: I got a plain white synthetic leather bag from Parisian for only Php200.00 and some colorful strings worth Php50.00 and Php25.00 per yard depending on the thickness and design, at SM department store.

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Step 2: Think of any design that you want. I wanted to make a flower so I cut my colorful strings into four equal lengths, about 2.5″.


Step 3: I glued them and form a flower shape.

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Step 4: After forming the base of my flower, I cut some more shorter strings and placed it inside. I noticed that the gap between the flower’s petals is wider than what I want so I just add some finishing touch in between. I know this time you’re already confused if this is a flower or a butterfly, believe me I am too, but I’ll stick to my first plan I’m declaring that this one is a flower ^_^.


Step 5: I used thinner strings not only for the spaces in between petals but also to add outline on my a-while-ago plain bag.


The finished product: ^_^


My DIY Bag Project even went to Singapore ^_^

Dhoby Ghaut Station
Dhoby Ghaut Station
Singapore Adventure
Singapore Adventure

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it and if you happen to decide to make your own I would be very glad to see it also… Happy sharing ^_^…


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