Here’s a fun little project you can do over the weekend! If you read my recent outfit post, you’ll know that I’ve been enjoying accessories of the see-through-kind. It may be due to visions of warm, summer nights ahead, but anything perspex, lucite, or transparent gives me that cool, effortless vibe, appropriate for summer (perhaps it stems from my adoration of jelly shoes as a child).
Now I could very well shell out thousands of dollars for Charlotte Olympia’s undeniably gorgeous clutches, my current fave being this one…and in another life, maybe I would. But I figured, why not bare it all at a fraction of the cost for a fun, whimsical summer accessory that I can use without worrying about losing! Cue, DIY project time!
You’ll need a clear, hinged, plastic container which can be purchased here or here, a pretty knob, which you can buy at any home goods store or in my case, Urban Outfitters (Anthropologie has pretty ones too!) I also bought some studs to embellish with, inspired by this Valentino beauty, but this is optional.
Some tools you will need include a heavy duty wire cutter, a drill with drill bit, and some safety goggles!
On a secure, firm base, slowly drill a hole that is a tiny bit larger than the actual knob’s bolt so that the bolt fits comfortably.
Try out the knob and mark where you will be cutting the bolt. Hold onto the set of washers and nuts that the bolt comes with as you will be needing one set to keep the knob in place on the other side of the plastic.
Gently and carefully trim off the bolt where you marked it (this is for cosmetic and safety reasons, so that the bolt is not visible and doesn’t scratch when you reach in to grab things)
Secure the washer and nut at the bottom of the bolt and clean out all the plastic shavings that fell through when drilling…and voila!
You can keep a pretty clutch inside to keep personal belongings that you don’t want the whole world to see…some things should be kept private!
Embellish as you please! It’s a carefree, summer accessory, so get creative and have fun with it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by!