DIY Lips Clutch // Inspired by DVF

DIY lips bag // inspired by DVF

This bag was inspired by the Carolina lips clutch by Diane von Furstenberg that came out a few months ago. It’s a sleek, playful and modern design thats pays homage to her signature lips logo. I didn’t DIY this right away because I was on the lookout for the perfect bag— and I found it with this Kimchi Blue bag from Urban Outfitters. It’s inexpensive (only $34), cute and a great size for spring and summer. This project is very simple— all you have to do is mold the lips in a few easy steps, paint and glue them onto your bag. (Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this is the perfect accessory to wear out on a date or for girl’s night!)

DIY lips bag // inspired by DVF

Supplies: bag, Sculpey Ultra Light Clay, gold paint, E-6000 glue, paint brush

DIY lips bag // inspired by DVF

I find that it helps tremendously to have a photo up of your inspiration when working on projects, so I set up my Acer Iconia W5 c/o Intel next to my work space. Use a smooth surface to roll out your clay. I covered a cutting board with wax paper for mine.

DIY lips bag // inspired by DVF

Break off two chunks of clay and roll into logs. Press them gently together and then squeeze the middle to make an indent where the cupid’s bow of the lips should be. Pinch the ends together to form the corners of the lips and break off the extra clay. Lightly form and smooth with your fingers until the lips are the shape you want. Bake the clay according to the directions on the package and let cool.

DIY lips bag // inspired by DVF

Place lips onto bag to judge placement. Give the lips two or three coats of gold paint, depending on how opaque your paint is. When it’s dry, squeeze some E-6000 glue onto the back of the lips, let sit for a minute to get tacky, and then press onto your bag. Let it dry and then wear it proudly!

I’d love to see your versions of this project! Tweet or Instagram me at @sprinklesprings with hashtag #SISDIY 

Disclosure: I received the Acer tablet as part of Intel’s Tablet Crew campaign. All opinions are my own.

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17 Responses to DIY Lips Clutch // Inspired by DVF

  1. Lia
    Twitter: smartnsnazzy

    GIRL! This came out absolutely incredible. Sculpey clay for the win! The lips look so absolutely dead on, I’m loving this and need to try it!

  2. Christina Steward
    Twitter: EveryNewDayBlog

    This is such an awesome tutorial. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. this is amazing!! so impressed.

  4. Julnequwa says:

    Love this! I just might have to make one!

  5. Great diy! Love the lips. I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Gissi Jimenez
    Twitter: Gissij

    Kara, Love! love! all of your DIY! every time they get better and better.
    I need to try this with molding putty asap!


  7. Giovanna says:

    Love love love this DIY!! I need to try it out asap! Great job!


  8. Glamamom
    Twitter: glamamom

    Saw this on Instagram. Just beyond! You are so talented!

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  10. Kristin says:

    You are a miracle worker lady! That’s incredible!

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