DIY Chanel Pearl bag

September 26, 2014 5:01 pm

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Pearls are definitely having a moment right now, and I’m totally on the bandwagon. I spotted this giant pearl bag on the Chanel Resort 14/15 runway, and I love how creative/kooky/ fun Chanel is getting with their accessories. Time to make my own!

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(left: Chanel Pearl bag, right: my DIY version)dreamcreate-diy-chanel-pearl-3

It’s super easy to make, and when you carry it, it starts conversations for you!dreamcreate-diy-chanel-pearl-4

Tools you need:

– one fillable Christmas ornament (I found mine at Michael’s for a few dollars)

– opalescent white paint

-chain (found at a craft store)

-thin white ribbon

– pliers, scissors & paintbrushdreamcreate-diy-chanel-pearl-5

Start by covering your ornament with a few coats of opalescent white paint.
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Once the ornament is fully painted and dry, measure on your shoulder a length of chain you need and using pliers, release any extra chain. Attach chain to the ornament and squeeze firmly shut on the ring.dreamcreate-diy-chanel-pearl-7

Begin threading your ribbon through the chain to give it that Chanel look, making sure the ribbon doesn’t get too twisted as you go.
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Knot and secure the ribbon at both ends and voila! You’re done!
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This is certainly no everyday functional bag, but its super fun to swing around and take on an evening out.

Are you guys feeling the pearl?

xo Alanadreamcreate-diy-chanel-pearl-11

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