Our gal Christy of One Handspun Day is back this week sharing a super chic DIY to make the pretty feather clutch seen above! Thanks Christy, we are in love :)
From Christy: There are three reasons why I’m head over heels for this DIY: it only costs a few dollars to make but looks très expensive, it can be completed in one episode of Downton Abbey, and it’s the perfect way to get some extra life out of the old clutch in the back of your closet! I don’t know about you lovelies, but a feathered clutch is a staple for the times I want to add an extra punch of chic to my outfit with a statement piece. The romantic floating texture of this clutch pairs beautifully with a structured dress (hello, peplum!)…. Throw on some bold lipstick and you have a killer look for your next wedding or cocktail party!
Step One: Make the feathered ribbons
Cut a piece of ribbon that is long enough to run horizontally across your clutch, adding enough so that it runs over the edge of the clutch and onto one of the sides. Repeat until you have enough ribbons to cover the front & back of your clutch, leaving approximately 1″ of open space between each ribbon. As a reference, I cut eight pieces of ribbon for my 4″ tall clutch.
Use Goop adhesive to glue feathers side by side onto each ribbon. Tip: Add a small piece of tape to each end of the ribbon to hold it firmly in place during this step.
Step Two: Attach the feathered ribbons
Apply Goop to the back of a feathered ribbon and place it firmly in place onto your clutch. Start from the bottom and work your way up the clutch with each row of feathers. Repeat for the back of your clutch.
Step Three: Feather the sides
Glue feathers onto the sides of your clutch, as needed. Just as with the front and back, start from the bottom and work your way up. Add feathers to any other places on your clutch that look like they could use a little more coverage. Allow your clutch to dry, then dress up in your most fab outfit and bring out your pretty ‘new’ accessory for a fun night on the town!
So pretty, right? We’d love to see if you make one of our DIY projects, so be sure to share with us on Instagram using the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY
DIY created by Christy of One Handspun Day exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes. Check out more of her work at One Handspun Day. Thanks to Katie Pritchard Photography for all photos and Ruche for the pretty dress.