If you’re looking for an easy DIY that will get you ready for summer in a flash, here it is. I loved the pool water clutches by Kate Spade and the acrylic surfer candy clutch from Jimmy Choo so I wanted to recreate that somehow, using one of these clear boxes that I saw on Grace’s blog. It was only when I saw this post from Lia that my plan of attack was clear— I’d get the acrylic vibe of the Choo clutch with the box and the pool water aspect of the Spade one by using scrapbook paper! I wanted a fun topper and decided on making three glittered geometric shapes to play off the rocks/sand/water/pool thing (inspired by my geometric necklace).
Cut the paper into two pieces 7 1/16″ x 5 1/16″, two more that are 5 1/16″ x 1 7/16″ and two 7 1/16″ x 1 7/16″.
With the mod podge, paint a thin layer onto the inside of the box then place corresponding piece of paper over it, smoothing out any air bubbles. Give it a minute to dry then paint a layer of mod podge over the back side of the paper (the white part) so it won’t get stained or ruined somehow when you use it.
Following the directions in this tutorial, make some geometric balls (or any topper of your choice), cover with glitter and glue them onto the top/side of the clutch near the clasp with E6000.
For extra credit, make some fun metallic letters for a little surprise when you open the clutch. I printed the words “Dive In” in reverse and glued them onto a small piece of silver metallic tissue paper then cut out each individual letter. Then I glued them onto the inside top flap of the clutch with mod podge and painted a coat over the whole thing. (If you want this to be on the front of the clutch, paste these on before you paste the pool paper.)
Now it’s ready to use!