Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Make A Cute Nautical Clutch in Just 5 Minutes



Did you know March is National Craft Month?  It's the ideal time to try your hand at new projects and supplies.  A great place to get ideas & see new trends is the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores®  spring crafting inspiration website.  I've been loving the nautical trend & thought I'd create a project that celebrates this theme and make it really easy to do: a Nautical Clutch Wallet.  If you've got 5 minutes, you can make one too!


Materials:
- Clutch wallet
- Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Anchor button
- Wire Cutter/Button Shank Remover
- E-6000
- Optional: Cutting machine like a Cricut or Silhouette

I found all my supplies at Jo-Ann, including the cute striped clutch.  Jo-Ann makes spring crafting easy during National Craft Month with a $5 off $25 or more purchase coupon. So you can make something new & get a deal;)


Start by making the "Ahoy!" lettering out of vinyl.  I used the Pacifico font and made mine about 1.5in high by 5in wide and cut it out on my Cricut machine using the settings 3-2-3.  If you don't have a cutting machine, make a stencil by printing your lettering out on card stock and cutting it out with a utility knife.  Then use that to trace cut out the vinyl.


Remove all the negative vinyl away from the lettering (aka weeding).  Also remove the dot from the exclamation point.


Peel the paper away from the transfer tape and place the tape over the vinyl, burnishing it with something hard like this stick that came with the transfer tape. Pull the backing away and the lettering should stick to the tape (if it doesn't, keep burnishing).


Center the lettering on the clutch and then burnish into place.  Since this wallet was padded, I also pressed & smoothed the lettering down with my hands after removing the transfer tape to make sure it was attached well.


Clip off the shank on the back of the button with cutter.


Use the E6000 glue to attach button to clutch just under the exclamation point:


Now you've got a cute, nautical-style clutch and it only took minutes to make!



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I was not financially compensated for this post.  I received a Jo-Ann gift card from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® to use to make a project of my choosing for their National Craft Month Campaign.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  For my complete disclosure policy, click here. 

18 comments:

  1. What a super cute project. Love it!!

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    1. Thanks Judy - it's become one of my favorites already!

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  2. Just adorable!!! I have noticed the Nautical theme is going to be quite popular this year. Great idea. Hugs, Beverly

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    1. Yes, I'm seeing it in lots of places so it's fun to be able to come up with something this easy & quick to make (and inexpensive too!).

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  3. Great idea for a really cute and quick summer fashion project! i haven't used transfer tape before. Does it hold up well over time?

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    1. The transfer tape itself works great and can be reused for other vinyl projects too because it stays sticky for a good long time. I haven't had the wallet in action too long, but I think it will hold up well - making more is really easy too.

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  4. That is totally cute and can't wait to try it for myself! (Sharon)

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    1. I couldn't believe how easy it was and how nice it turned out - you'll love it!

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  5. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    -Karli
    www.somethingsplendidblog.com

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  6. Stopping by from Great Idea Thurs and this is SO CUTE!! Thanks for the fun idea. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  7. Very cute! I have charms that look like the anchor too, I think they were from Wholeport. You could use them as well. It's almost time for us to launch our old sailboat for the season, Yeah! Love your nautical theme.

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    1. The anchor was the trickiest part to find, but the button ended up working out perfectly. I don't have a boat to carry it on, but I love that I can wear some sailor chic style now:)

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  8. I love this!!!! I love the anchor!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. Thanks T'onna - I know this theme is right up your street!

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  9. Lovely idea Cheryl! TFS I hope you don't mind I shared a link to your post with other Cricut enthusiasts!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz

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Getting your comments brightens my day. I'd love if you left one:)

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