DIY: Glitter Box Clutch

I’ve had this transparent clutch bag from Molten Store for a while now, and recently I’ve been thinking of ways to decorate it in a way that’s not so see-through. Because sometimes I’d just prefer all my bits and bobs to not be on show. At first I toyed around with the idea of making different patterned pouches to fit inside it but laziness got the better of me. When I remembered that I had a glittery piece of card piled away somewhere I had my light bulb moment. What could be an easier DIY than effectively cutting a piece of cardboard?

What you need:
– Transparent clutch (mine’s old stock from Molten Store but you can always try eBay for similar clutches)
– Decorative card
– Ruler
– Pencil/marker
– Scissors

Measure and record the dimensions of the inside compartment of the clutch/bag you’re working with.

Measure and mark up the card accordingly. Then cut the card into the desired shape.

Press the card into the inner compartment. If you’ve measured correctly, the card should be a snug fit. If the card is too large, trim the edges with scissors or a craft knife until you achieve the desired fit. If the card is too small, try using some double sided tape to secure it to the inside of the clutch.

You could repeat the process for the other side of the clutch or leave it transparent, like I did. (Also, check out my Gemma Correll kitty case from Iconomesis. All of the cats!)

Et voila! A quick and easy but oh so effective way to dress up a clear clutch.


  1. RDYN! January 13, 2014

    I'm already on ebay looking up the transparent clutch. Now I have to choose between a curved edge one or a clean cut edge. I love the glitter look, I have had a magnetic attraction towards glitter-y accessories.

    • soph // and other things January 17, 2014

      I like the look of the curved edge ones but for this DIY the straight edge is definitely easier to work with.

  2. Kelli / Fog and Forest January 13, 2014

    very cute! Love the transparent clutch.

  3. she. January 13, 2014

    I love this idea what a fun DIY.

  4. Jane January 13, 2014

    That turned out really well! I agree about transparent bags, they're a nice idea but I don't want everyone seeing inside.

  5. jamie-lee January 14, 2014

    I love the way it turned out – I've been wanting a transparent clutch of my own but they fact that everyone could see your business is what put me off – this is a nice compromise! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sarah January 14, 2014

    Cute! I like that you left it transparent on the one side. ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  7. Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry January 14, 2014

    That's super cute and what an awesome idea! This way you could buy a different coloured card to match every outfit!

    Wardrobe Quarry

    • soph // and other things January 17, 2014

      Exactly! Although I'm having a bit of trouble removing the card as I think I forced it in a bit haha

  8. I want both the transparent clutch and the glitter clutch…on another note…WE HAVE THE SAME PHONE CASE!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • soph // and other things January 17, 2014

      HI FIVE FOR MATCHING PHONE CASES. I was considering the pug one but kitties won out in the end.


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