If you’re one of the ladies wishing you had lots of moolah to spend on a much-coveted Lulu Guinness embellished lips clutch (just like Rebecca Romijn’s handbag) but obviously cannot afford one, don’t feel so bad.
You can actually grab the look with some DIY magic (and maybe some patience to go with that). So how about it? How about we get crafty today?
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Lulu Guinness embellished lips clutch
Here are the things you’ll need:
1. Starting Point: Selecting the Perfect Red Lips Clutch
A good recommendation for this little project would be this new purse from ALDO that’s within pocket’s reach. It also has that patent finish, which will look perfect with crystals.
ALDO Chevez Clutch, $35
2. Sparkle and Shine: Choosing the Best Red Hotfix Crystals
Pick red crystal or rhinestones that you can easily glue onto the clutch. This package containing ten gross (1,440 rhinestones) from ThreadsRUs on Amazon is a good deal to try.
If you want more brilliant-looking stones, try Swarovski crystals. However, bear in mind that they are much more expensive:
ThreadsRUs Hotfix Rhinestones 4mm 10 Gross/Pack, $14.95
Swarovski Elements Hot Fix Crystals 4.8mm 50 pcs./pack, $15.79
3. Essential Tools: Using a Hotfix Applicator for Precision
This tool will make putting those stones much easier than using your fingers. You can find hotfix applicators in arts and crafts stores.
Victoria Lynn Hotfix Applicator, $15
4. Lots of patience and hard work
It’s no secret that there’s always a trade-off. If you want that crystal-embellished lips clutch for a lot less, you must work for it.
Don’t worry, though. The feeling of accomplishment you’ll get once you finish the project will be priceless. So, are you ready to get crafty?!
Turning Simplicity into Glamour: The Art of DIY Embellishment on a Red Lips Clutch