Friday, August 3, 2012

DIY: Fabric Collage Bag

Happy Friday!  I can't believe it's the weekend again!!  I'm working on something that is really exciting for me, and I might have accidentally let the secret slip today on my instagram for those who follow (@a_fashion_files), but I can't wait to share it with you guys within the next few weeks.  I just want to get everything set in order first--and it does involve crafty DIY type of stuff- so there's a little hint.


Now, onto the DIY.  I've made no secret of my love of Honestly WTF's DIY projects.  I'm often blown away by their amazing DIYs and am sometimes so inspired by them that I have to create my own.  When I saw their floral decoupage bag a few months ago, I was instantly in awe of the finished product.  I knew I wanted to create something similar, but with more glitz.  So, I waited until I found the perfect bag to DIY, and once I did, I immediately went to the fabric store, found something I loved and came home and got to work!


So, are you guys ready to begin?


Things you will need for this DIY: a bag (I chose to use a foldover style bag so that I could paste the fabric pieces under the flap.  You can use any bag you like.  I got mine at H&M for around $20 and UO has a great similar style one here).  You will also need fabric with a print you like.  It's easier to get fabric with a print of larger shapes so that the pieces will be easier to cut & glue onto the bag.  You will also need scissors, a cheap paint brush, mod podge and glitter puff paint (if you are lining the edges).

1. Gather your supplies.

2. Cut out several large shapes from the fabric to be applied onto your bag.

3. Lay out your pieces in a pattern that you want to apply them onto your bag.

4. Using the mod podge, add a thin layer of glue to the back of the fabric pieces.

5. Secure the pieces firmly in place.

6. Once all of the pieces have been glued on, add a thin layer of the mod podge on top of the fabric pieces to make sure they are on extra strong.

At this point, you can leave the bag as is, or continue on to add glitter.

7. Using puff paint, line the edges and/or add dots for extra detailing.

A close-up of the detailing.

Enjoy your new customized bag!

What do you guys think?  Will you try it?  P.S.  The winner of the blog contest will be contacted today! 
Have a great weekend!!  Don't forget to follow on Bloglovin' :)
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160 comments:

  1. You're so creative! <3 Keep it up!

    http://kathastrophee.blogspot.com/

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  2. Okay, this is beyond cute! I really like the flowers on that pretty clutch, it looks so bright and summery! (Not to mention this looks fairly easy to do, which is always a plus!)

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  3. This is fantastic! I have that same bag, and now you've given me a great idea on what to do with it when I get tired of carrying it around as is. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. How clever! You're very creative :)

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  5. fantastic!!!you're an artist!!!! :)
    kisses

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  6. Wow very creative, love the turn out
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi!
    Beautiful work, very cute!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    B!girl

    Belletto!make-upandbeautyblog

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  8. Wonderful work!!! I love also your scissors XD!

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  9. That is so clever and pretty!

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  10. Que máximo, sua cluth ganhou cara nova, eu amei.
    http://dezahoffmannmoda.blogspot.com.br/

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  11. cute idea!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  12. Fabulous! Love the final look! You're such a creative woman! http://violetcatstyle.blogspot.com/

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  13. This is adorable! I really love how great simple personal details can be. I especially like the extra dot detailing!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  14. OMG - I love this...as the photos went on, I was unsure if it would work but boy, does it totally rock when it's finished. I am in awe of creative people who do amazing things like this. You've got a new follower as you've inspired me so much! Avril x

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  15. too cute! i love it, youre so crafty :)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  16. Thats so good! I will be sure to try it! Please visit my blog, and maybe we could even follow each other?

    mypinkhotpants.blogspot.com/

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  17. the bag looks great; I absolutely love it!

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  18. thanks!
    sure, i'll start following you then :)
    love the diy!

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.com

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  19. Another wow....this turned out great, Allison. Have never actually visited the Honestly WTF blog, but will check it out!
    Happy Friday.

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  20. I like it. Very creative design! Lovely dear!



    DANEY
    THE UNCANNY GIRL

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  21. wow, allison! you transformed this bag into a designer bag! love the appliques, and i am wondering if it'll stay on for the long-run? another fab DIY project from the lovely allsion. :) hope you have a great weeknd!!
    jasmine
    ADAM ❤ ALEX Mommy

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    1. Hi Jasmine- yes, they should definitely stay on- the mod podge is a really great adhesive for fabrics and such :)

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  22. Spettacolare il risultato finale!!!

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  23. Great idea! an impeccable work
    xo

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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  24. You make it look so easy! I have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing:)

    http://www.nytrendymoms.com/

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  25. OMG ! its fabolous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. This is so well made, it looks not only pretty but also professionally made. I have a plain looking bag and was thinking how to add some oomph to it, so thanks for this DIY ! The color combination and the selection of the flowers are great too,
    have a nice day!

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  27. hi Allison! you are very good with these things! the bag is adorable, well done!:) kisses!

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  28. Beautiful bag and i love the flowers and the color combination of it.

    Thank you for your sweet comment
    Selvia

    xx
    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  29. That's a gorgeous bag...such a pretty way of dressing it up!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  30. Wow. That looks amazing. I love it!! I'm tempted to try it, even though I don't have an artistic bone in my body!

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  31. Thanks so much for you kind comment on my blog, I will definitely be checking back here soon, you are on my blog list!
    xxx

    http://www.hausofduzniak.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. Omgsh, you totally remade that bag into something awesome! I love it ♥

    Enter to win a dress from Alainn Bella!
    Trendy Teal

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  33. This is soooo pretty! I love it :)

    love,
    Franzi

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  34. This is too cute Allison. Your execution on your DIYs is impeccable. Love, love this bag. ;)

    You Like It? I Made It!
    http://youlikeitimadeit.blogspot.com/

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  35. woww.. u gave a whole new touch to it!! nice :)

    Thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog earlier :)

    Maybe you have time to read my new post is up: Most innovative careers

    ~Boomerang Plus

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  36. Wow, this is a really nice DIY, the bag looks so good in the end! Oh and I wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog, of course we can follow each other! I have already been your follower on Bloglovin for a while but now I´m also following you via GFC :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  37. OMG so cute!!!Love it!Good job!
    XOXO Ewa

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  38. It's so cute! I would love to have it :D

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  39. Great idea!
    Kiss
    http://airunatravesdelespejo.blogspot.com.es

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  40. wow, your purse looks very pretty! great idea again! :)

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  41. that's a fantastic DIY! It's such a cute bag and looks super professional!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

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  42. Holy COW!

    I am very, very impressed! That is soo cool!

    oxo,

    ML
    TWENTY YORK STREET
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  43. So cute and perfect for summer! I will definitly be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

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  44. ahh! omg i love your DIY projects. LOVE.

    ~Maggie
    http://lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com/

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  45. Perfect! Really love it!

    xoxo,
    www.misssainha.com

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  46. so cute! love all your diy post <3 you're soo good at DIYing

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  47. I love a good DIY and I LOVE this! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I'm following you now, if you followed back that would be great :)
    Thanks
    sewthecity.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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    1. Thanks for following, Becca! I really appreciate it! ;)

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  48. I admire you, it's so pretty :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  49. Great DIY!

    http://insofiashoes.blogspot.pt

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  50. Your DIY is great and your style is super cute!!! Check out my blog, I think you will like it! :)

    http://miss-velours.blogspot.com

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  51. That is so cute, I will definitely try it!

    http://vintagelillies.wordpress.com/

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  52. It's a good way to take back to life an old bag!

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  53. Allison you should start a shop through the blog for all of the amazing things you make because you are insanely talented!!!!!!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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    1. aww thanks, Brooke! I might just be working on something like that! :)

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  54. Um WHOA. Ok that is truly amazing. Totally transformed the bag into something that looks very designer.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.ca/

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  55. this is a great diy! seems easy enough but the final result is fantastic!

    -rose

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  56. Wow! Looks Great! Love the Tutorial and will try it on my own :)


    Would you like to follow each other?

    Let me know ;)

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  57. Abnsolutely Love your creativity!!! kisses serefreestyle.blogspot.com

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  58. OMG I have this same purse! I'm going to try this after I use it for awhile =P


    <3 Kelly
    SavvySelections.blogspot.com

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  59. Hey doll, I am in awe of this little craftista action! It is gorgeous! I need to get out of my lazy bones and do something!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    x.o.x.o

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  60. wow, so dainty and gorgeous. I love DIY's as it will always be totally your design

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  61. The bag looks very nice after you added the flowers and paint, now it's totally different than the 1000s of the original version out there. :)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  62. Great!!!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.com.es/

    xoxo

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  63. Ahhh..what a great idea! Love love love!

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  64. You're so creative! ;) Love you DIY.

    With love, Egle Ge {HideInSugar}

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  65. Yet again-such an amazing idea! The bag looks superb! Thank for your sweet comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  66. you are so creative! :)

    http://thisbrightness.blogspot.com

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  67. cute idea :)
    Love Lois xxx

    http://lisforlois.blogspot.com/

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  68. So lovely !

    Faveurdautomne.blogspot.com

    Xoxo | Chloé

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  69. Great idea, now Your clutch looks more original :))

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  70. The puff paint addition is a touch of genius! I love the dots - they look so much like little studs! And that gives me an idea...teehee!

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  71. Wow, fantastic DIY and new look of your bag!

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  72. argh! this is so fabulous!! you are the DIY queen!!! xox P

    phiphisblog.com

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  73. I LOVE THAT CLUTCH FROM H7M, IT IS SO NICE.. I HAVE ONE IN BLACK BUT YOUR DESIGN TAKES IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL! BEAUTIFUL!

    KISSES FROM :
    A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEART
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  74. hi dear,

    amazing pictures! i really like your blog

    would you mind and take a look at my blog? We can become friends too :)

    XO, Carmen
    www.mydailyfashiondosis.blogspot.com

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  75. WOW this is amazing DIY, will it stick? I mean wil the mod podge layering make it stick? It is my first time hearing of such substance, but I will definitely check it out, it sounds really handy. THank u for sharing hun


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    1. Hi there- yes, the mod podge definitely makes the material adhere to the bag! :)

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  76. Love this, it's so unique and adorable! The color is great too!

    xo Mary Jo

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  77. Love this!!!
    This will make a great gift too!!
    XOXO

    http://www.princessmartha.com
    http://www.facebook.com/princessmarthablog

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  78. This is the cutest thing ever and also looks professionally done! So cute I love it so much!
    Carlee

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  79. wow, great touch to a color blocked bag!maybe we can follow each other if u like :)
    ~ashy
    http://thezingofmylife.blogspot.com/

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  80. Wow Allison!!!
    esta genial
    Besos
    http://trasteandodiy.blogspot.com.es/

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  81. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! So ADORBS!

    -Daisy Nguyen of PS-BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

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  82. the bag looks so beautiful! I really love what you did with the glitter. adds a wonderful 3d effect! :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  83. What a cute clutch! I wish I could be as inventive!

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  84. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing idea!

    I am giving away three pairs of unique handmade earrings on my blog and I will be so happy if you join :)

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  85. This is such a wonderful idea! i've got the same bag just in different colour and i don't wear it, maybe it's time for a change on it :))

    Kiss
    N.

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  86. You Have a particular and fun style with great taste.

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  87. Very inspirational. Lovely post and what a unique bag!!You are such a talented person.
    Thanks so so much for visiting a leaving a lovely comment on my blog.
    Sending you kisses and hugs.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  88. I think that your blog has something different and very stylish. ¦
    I invite you to visit mine and if you like it feel free to follow!! I will deffinetely follow back.
    Have a lovely day!
    PS: Please like my FB page

    http://simplement-heureuse.blogspot.ro

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  89. wow hon.. u made it so awesome!!! love it :D

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment :)

    Maybe you have time see my New post- Prodigy RED

    Love
    Akanksha

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  90. This looks so cute!! To be honest, I was a little afraid that you were about to ruin the bag, but this really turned out amazing!!

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  91. Thank you for your comment on my blog! I have followed you, I hope you can follow me back!

    mypinkhotpants.blgspot.com/

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  92. Great! I cant even tell that its DIY!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  93. love this post!!great diy project
    kisses from,
    http://littlefashionwhitelies.blogspot.gr/

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  94. hii!! lovely blog :) following you now. if you could follow me too, i would greatly appreciate it. i think you'll like some of my outfits :)

    www.dailydisguise.com

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  95. thank you :)

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.com

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  96. i love ur blog...n thanks for visiting mine...

    wanna follow each other..

    lookingoodfeelingfab.blogspot.in

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  97. Such a beautiful diy project :)

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  98. Thx for the lovely compliment, I'm already following you! =)

    <3 Kelly
    SavvySelections.blogspot.com

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  99. wow it's like a total new bag! nicely done!

    www.beckspick.com

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  100. It's so pretty! Darn you and your creativity! Kidding of course :)

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  101. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog :) Sure Let's follow each other.. I'm following you now..maybe you'd do the same! :)

    ~Boomerang Plus

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  102. Omg now so beautiful, nice job dear :)
    Thanks for visit!
    xx Ilka
    http://ilkavontorok.blogspot.com/

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  103. It looks really amazing! Great work
    -Doris

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  104. Love the blog ! It will be a honor for me if you can visit my shopping website : www.theonlineshoppingstore.com

    Thank You.
    online shopping store
    http://www.theonlineshoppingstore.com

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  105. omg, this looks amazing! You did a perfect job.

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  106. great post! love it..!
    i already followed..! ^_^
    hope you'll follow back..

    http://cutemedpassion.blogspot.com/

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  107. hi Allison, i'm already following you. :)

    http://thisbrightness.blogspot.com

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  108. You definitely did a fantastic job in DIY. I like how you transformed the bag! Cooooool.....

    http://diva-in-me.blogspot.com

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  109. great job , start following you ,waiting for you

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  110. I think this is my favorite DIY of yours that I've seen – so SO cute! Love the flowers and the colors – I'd wear this all the time :)

    Sea and Swank

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  111. what a creative way to dress up a simple clutch! love the results!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  112. u r sooo creative! very pretty!!

    glasstotherim.blogspot.com

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  113. Wauw this is an AWESOME DIY :) You are so creative!! I would want to try it myself but I think I'm way too bad at it to make it like yours haha :p Fun post!

    xxxx

    lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

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  114. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  115. Great DIY idea! I might give it a go :) I blog about DIY too.

    Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    CrashingRED

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  116. Wonderful DIY, your clutch is fabulous ;)

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  117. Once again you've blown me away with your amazing DIY skillz. I'm still looking to bedazzle a pair of shoes, but after that I'll have to try this out, it's so unique!

    xoxo,
    Genie


    www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

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  118. hi thanks for your comment on my blog, i love this diy,

    you got a great talent!!!

    would you like to follow each other?
    http://elcoffre.blogspot.com/

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  119. What a great DIY. I need to try this. :)

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  120. Absolutely Adorable! Pinning this!

    ~Sheila
    soireeluxe.blogspot.com

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  121. Great idea :) Visit my blog http://verujemusnove.blogspot.com/
    Sometimes was named as anancica :)

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  122. Oh WOW! That is awesome! Fabulous job as always Allison. Please do move to Seattle. I need DIY buddies.

    www.sassyme.org

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