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Phillip Lim-Inspired Bag

You guys know how crazy I am about Phillip Lim, so when this bag came out, I immediately had visions of DIY dancing in my head... And you know what? This one's as easy as it is affordable. I thought it would be fun to amplify things with a fun leopard print for this one, but there's no shortage of vinyl colours and finishes to choose from (I picked up mine at Michaels)... Let's get started!

SUPPLIES: BAG/BACKPACK (MINE'S FROM FOREVER 21) | VINYL SHEETS | SHARPIE | SCISSORS | PAINT BRUSH | MOD PODGE
TIME: 25 MINUTES ( 2 HOURS DRY TIME) | DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY

Start by sketching your letters on the back of the vinyl sheet, and don't worry about messing up — no one will ever see it! Take your time and make adjustments to ensure that the sizing of your letters is as uniform as possible... just don't forget that your 'S' will come out backwards if you draw it normally on the backside — I learned that one the hard way!

From there, map out where you want the letters to sit on the bag, then apply Mod Podge to the back of each letter and gently press into place. Go over the top of each letter with another coat of glue, and continue this process until all the letters are secured into place. I would recommend cleaning up the excess glue around the letters as best you can, then walk away for a couple hours. When you return, the glue will have cured and you'll be left with nice, semi-glossy letters on your bag... Totes amazing! xx

Photos by Adventures in Fashion

1 comment

  1. THis is such a good idea! Love it!

    xx
    Susan

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