DIY Projects, Fashion

DIY: Glitter Handbag

Hey guys, Sarah and Beth here! We’re very excited to share our first DIY project with you! Ever since we spied this Kate Spade Glitter handbag, we’ve been drooling at the glamorous possibilities of this little beauty. But the price tag? Not so drool-worthy.


kate spade glitter bag 

Kate Spade Sparkler Missy $155

So our wheels started spinning and we realized, by golly we can do that ourselves!

diy kate spade glitter clutch

Pin It

Here’s what we did…

1. Gather Materials

  • Adorable clutch (Sarah used this one) or classic handbag (Beth chose this one)
  • Modge Podge
  • Paint Brushes
  • Glitter (any variety will do, Sarah used fine glitter and Beth opted for large glitter, but the Kate Spade has a mix of fine glitter and larger glitter)
  • Disposable cup or bowl
DIY Glitter clutch

2. Mix Glitter

  • Since Sarah chose a multi-color handbag she mixed her own glitter with equal parts of red, purple, green, blue, silver, and gold glitter. The great thing about a DIY project is, you can choose your own mixture! We didn’t measure anything out, but we both used a ton-o-glitter.
make your own glitter handbag

3. Add modge podge

  • You want this glitter to stick, so use quite a bit of modge podge and mix it with the glitter. Note: Don’t worry that the white modge podge makes the mixture look different, it will dry clear!
4. Paint on handbag
  • Paint the modge podge glitter mixture onto handbag in thick but smooth coats. You don’t want it to look globby, but you’ll need quite a bit to totally cover the handbag. We each did about 3 thick coats, letting it set for 30 minutes in between coats.
modge podge glitter craftglittered handbag

5. Let it dry overnight and VOILA! Gorgeous, custom and CHEAP glitter handbag!

glitter handbag tutorial

diy glitter clutchdiy glitter handbag
Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Monique November 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I have this great grey bag (similar shape as Beth’s choice) I found at a thrift shop but wanted to spice it up. This is a GREAT idea and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  • Reply Angie November 22, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I love this idea! Now I wonder what I have in my closet that could work…….

  • Reply OCV Gets Creative: One Click Ventures December 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    […] aren’t the only creative One Clickers. The Handbag Heaven editors have been making DIY glitter bags, while the Socks4Life crew managed to make a creative guide on everything socks. And when the whole […]

  • Reply Glitter, Sequins, and Sparkle Inspirations February 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    […] a GNO staple? You might remember our *DIY glitter handbag* […]

  • Reply Fashion Fix: Seasonal-Chic Happy Hour Additions [GUEST POST] | ProfessionGal April 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

    […] quilted will do the trick. You could also sparkle up an existing bag: my girlfriends recently did a DIY glitter handbag tutorial that’s so easy and inexpensive!  Clutches and mini crossbody bags are trending now, so opt for a […]

  • Leave a Reply