DIY: Googly Eyes Hard Clutch

October 6, 2015

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

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That’s the sound of me eating. Eating my words. A big bowlful of em. With a side of sriracha…it helps the taste be a little less bitter.

For years, I’ve hated googly eyes. I hated most crafts with eyeballs – and googly eyes are the creepiest. They wobble around in all different directions like some sort of crazy person. A person hopped up on a coffee-Mountain Dew-sugar-Red Bull smoothie. Welp, alas I’ve made amends with googly eyes. It’s the halloween season afterall, and l happened when I saw this clutch by Anya Hindmarch I was convinced that googly eyes could find a place in my heart. I’m obsessed with Anya’s quirky designs but I am decidedly NOT obsessed with the pricetags. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not above a schmancy handbag but I am against a fancy handbag that’s too small to hold a sneeze. That, my friends, is what I like to call highway robbery…and I’ll have no part. I will, however, figure out how to DIY it for next to nothing. And that’s what we shall do. Off we go…googly eyes in towe.

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

  1. Use the screwdriver to remove the clasp closure on the box as well as the hinges (do this for both wooden boxes).

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

  1. Discard the bottoms of the boxes and keep the lid portions. We’ll be using those to create a clutch!

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

  1. Paint the lids with black paint – you may need a few coats.

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

  1. Use the screwdriver to reattach the hinges (you can also paint the interior of the lids if you wish, like I did)

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

  1. Reattach the clasp closure to the top of the lids.

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

  1. Use the hot glue gun to attach the large google eyes

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

  1. Apply a line of hot glue on the interior side of the box

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

    1. Adhere a piece of leather to the hot glue…

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

    1. …then add a line of hot glue to the opposite side of the clutch and adhere the leather. Do this on both ends of the box clutch

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

I can guarantee that all eyes will be on you when you carry this clutch! Jam it full of Halloween candy…or maybe just your wallet and cell. Either way, it’s respectably roomy and rings in at about $30 to make unlike the original which will have you eating ramen for at least a month. Your blood pressure thanks you for passing on that option.

DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

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DIY Googly Eye Clutch | damask love

Now tell me – what’s your position on googly eyes? I can’t be the only one who hated them!

Styling & Photography: Amber Kemp-Gerstel & Natalie Melissa Photography

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12 thoughts on “Googly Eyes Hard Clutch”

  1. I will admit I’ve never really been into the googly eyes – I didn’t hate them, just didn’t care for them. But this is simply adorable! LOL I hope you don’t get tired of hearing how much I enjoy reading your posts – you are such a creative writer I feel like you are here talking to me. 🙂
    I hope to see you on HSN tomorrow!

  2. I would have to say I was never a fan of the googly eyes. I am however a fan of the large size ones. I saw some at my local craft store and thought they were so cool… go figure. I still probably will not be using them on my cards but on a purse….You Betcha!

  3. I’m with you on the googly eye hate train, but your version of the clutch purse has me racing to an exit to locate those big eyes. …too clever, too cute, too contagious…

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