DIY Charlotte Olympia Air Mail Clutch

January 14, 2015 5:52 pm



Okay…. I might have a problem with loving ridiculous accessories.

I’m not sure why I love this (sold out) Charlotte Olympia Air Mail clutch, but the heart wants what the heart wants…dreamcreate-mail-clutch-2

The original clutch goes for $950, and I spent about $30 making my own.
I get my ridiculous accessory and I save $920 – I think this qualifies as a life win.

Tools Needed

a white leather clutch / red, blue, gold acrylic paint / black puffy paint / painters tape / scissors


1 / First tape off a painting template for the border – make sure to tape right before you paint, as leaving tape on leather for too long can strip the base colour

2 / Next paint alternating red and blue – I used three thin coats of paint

3 / Remove tape as soon as the paint dries – clean up any edges that bled or look uneven

4 / With a pen, write the lettering and draw the mail stamps – don’t worry about being too precise, the original version has a hand-drawn quality.

5 / With black puffy paint, trace over what you drew

6 / After the mail stamp lines have dried, paint over it with gold paint – three coats should be enough

* / Optional step – use a matte spray finish to seal all the paint – this will keep paint from peeling

Something about holding the clutch makes me want to travel!


dreamcreate-mail-clutch-5Feel free to tell me how ridiculous or how awesome you think this DIY is!

x0 Alana



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