Tuesday, 14 July 2015

DIY Wallet Revamp

I've had the same red wallet for four years. It's not particularly attractive and smells like glue on the inside, but so far it's done the job. But when I saw this brown glitter clutch wallet on sale for $5, I snapped it up right away because it was the perfect piece for a DIY. The geometric trend has been hugely popular lately, and this is a great way to introduce some clean, simple lines to your wardrobe without overdoing it.

What you'll need:

  • Two nail polish colours 
  • Wallet
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive contact paper or tape

1. Cut a long, straight strip of contact paper or tape. If you're afraid of damaging the wallet, stick it on your skin a few times to remove some stickiness before using it. 

2. Place the adhesive so its left edge cuts the top of the wallet at 3/4 and the bottom at 1/2 of its length. Start painting the larger area in thin layers and let it dry completely before painting the next layer.

3. Let the paint dry before moving on to the other side - this may take a few days. Repeat step 2 with the other colour, except this time have the right edge of the adhesive sitting at the 3/4 and 1/2 mark.

The wallet is usable straight after it has dried - it might smell a bit for a week or two, but once the smell dissipates, the nail polish will feel nice and smooth and won't crack at all. I can't wait to get some use out of this!

This may be my favourite DIY to date. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Linda, I think it looks awesome :) It is a very nice trick to use nail polish. As you said it does not crack, and the number of available colors is countless. I will so use it in one of my DIYs! Thanks for sharing :)

    Why Buy? DIY!