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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DIY Steal -----------> Chanel No. 5 Perfume Bottle Clutch

Chanel’s reinterpretation of its classic No.5 perfume bottle as a clear, plexiglass clutch is a genius step.

I personally love it,  but the price tag is way out of my budget so I've been searching for a neat #DIY that I finally got my hands on this one.

Material needed:

- Acrylic soap dish (This one is from Winners, but there are similar clean shapes at Home Outfitters)
- If the soap dish has a lid, PERFECT! I took my soap dish into Industrial Plastics and Paintand had them cut a piece of acrylic to size. It cost me about $3 and was ready later that day. Look for a local plastics provider in your area.
Acrylic cube card holder (This one is from Michaels and simply pulled out the wire)
Small door hinge
Magnetic door clasp (my clasp came in a plastic case, which I popped right off to expose the bare metal and magnet. Feel free to leave the plastic on)
E6000 glue. This stuff is amazing, just make sure to leave it for 24 hours to dry before handling.
This seems like quite a few supplies, but the total cost of the project was around $30, which compared to $1,200 is a HUGE savings!
1. Apply the E600 directly to the hinge, place on the acrylic piece. Do the same for the acrylic cube and the magnetic clasp.

2. Leave it overnight to ensure the glue has dried.
3. Place the acrylic piece on top of the dish, make sure everything is lined up, then glue the other face of the hinge to the soap dish and glue the metal clasp to the acrylic piece.
4. Print and cut out your label (I found matte photo paper looks the best.) Spray the back with adhesive and carefully place it on the clutch.
5. Let everything dry for 24 hours.
And Voila!!
Hope you like..Enjoy. 


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