When I attended the Craft Alliance Makers Ball last week, the dress code called for crafty cocktail attire. I had a sparkly BCBG sequin dress in mind to wear. While the dress was appropriate cocktail attire, it did not particularly scream “crafty” to me. So naturally I thought to accessorize with something crafty. I searched high and low around St. Louis for something worthy of my look. My philosophy is when you can’t find it, make it. So I fashioned this DIY Paint Splatter Clutch. This is an incredibly easy project that takes about 15 -20 minutes work time and 4+ hours drying time.
This DIY Paint Splatter Clutch cost me about $30 total to create, but it could be less depending on how much you spend on paint and the clutch. I purchased a simple black foldover clutch from Forever21 for about $20 and a few bottles of acrylic craft paint and a foam brush from Michaels for about $10. A regular paintbrush works well too.
1. Lay out newspaper for an easy to clean up workspace.
2. Pour out a bit of each color and have a cup of water to clean your brush between colors.
3. Dip your brush into the paint and flick your wrist above the clutch so as to create a paint splatter effect. Practice your paint flick a couple of times before you try it on the clutch.
4. Continue with the rest of the colors and have fun!
5. Let dry for at least four hours. Use a hairdryer on cool if you are in a hurry.
I only did one side of the clutch, but feel free to cover both sides. It’s a pretty cool piece that no one else will have, but everyone will be talking about.