DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

Sparkles upon crystals upon satin, oh my! If you love bright, statement-making accessories, you totally have to try out this tutorial!

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

These DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses are totally customizable and a perfect weekend project. You can find all sorts of cool vintage (or not) purses and clutches at your local thrift store, for really cheap prices! When you decorate with glitter and Swarovski, they take on a whole new life and will quickly become your go-to accessory.

Follow along below for the full tutorial!

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

Step 1: Gather materials. You’ll need your chosen purse (I found mine at Goodwill stores in my area!), Gemtac or your preferred adhesive, a mix of Swarovski crystal flatbacks, glitter (if desired) and a wax stick or Crystal Katana tool.

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

Step 2: Start by placing small dots of glue on your bag, in areas where you desire a crystal. Use the wax stick to pick up flatbacks and place on the glue dots.

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

Step 3: Continue filling in the bag with crystals – it helps to start by placing the large crystals, then fill in with smaller ones. Once you have all crystals placed, let the glue dry for the recommended time on the bottle.

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

Step 4: To add glitter (if desired) place small pools of glue around your placed crystals – sprinkle glitter on top and let fully dry. Dust off any excess glitter.

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

I like using crystals and glitter that match the fabric underneath them for a more seamless look. They will look like they’ve been part of the purse all along!

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

If you find a plain bag that looks good for decorating, you can add any pattern of crystals you like – try out adding your initials, or a trending symbol like a moon and star.  The sky’s the limit!

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses


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Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.

DIY Gold Dipped Vase

Simply oh-so-chic, this DIY Gold-Dipped Bouquet Vase looks posh at any wedding or bridal shower! We love the contemporary, clean look- and of course, this is totally customizable for any wedding theme. Choose a metallic color that matches your scheme, and flowers that speak to your personal style.

DIY Gold Dipped Vase

These add the perfect metallic pop of glitz to any tablescape. Create others to decorate the space, and get the party started! You only need a few simple materials to create your very own masterpiece….

DIY Gold Dipped Vase

Follow along on the Beacon Lane blog for the full tutorial! Enjoy, crafters!

DIY Gold Dipped Vase


All photos copyright Quiet Lion Creations. Email me at info@quietlioncreations.com for permission to use or re-post.
Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.

Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations

Pop that champagne, bitches, because 2k19 will be filled with even more sparkles, glitz, glitter and glam…..cheers to another year!

(jewelry/accessories pictured on Tearsa from Laura Janelle)


All photos copyright Quiet Lion Creations. Email me at info@quietlioncreations.com for permission to use or re-post.
Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.