7 Ways To Makeover Old Handbags.
Your favorite purse is most likely hidden somewhere in your closet. You can’t seem to get rid of it for some strange reason. It’s time to give it a makeover and bring it into the light! Trust us when we say that a little personalization goes a long way. You can completely transform a simple bag into a gorgeous arm candy with the appropriate embellishments, minimum DIY skills, and minimal effort. Continue reading to see how to give your old handbags a new lease on life!
Let’s have a look at the 7 ways to makeover old handbags.
A Furry Makeover.
Aren’t these furry charm pieces adorable? If you have a stylish leather bag, you should absolutely try this. On one side of the bag, add a fluffy pom-pom. You could even add a furry patch on the front and back of a simple handbag to make it look like a high-end Dior!
Wrap the handles with a printed scarf.
We all have that one handbag that we absolutely adore, ladies! And it’s likely that it hasn’t seen the light of day in a long time, so it’s time to give this beauty a stylish makeover. Adding a stunning printed scarf to the handle or wrapping it completely around the handle significantly boosts the bag’s appearance, making it look trendy, expensive, and polished.
Give your straps the Chanel treatment.
Removable straps make this easier, but you can alternatively cut the straps off your bag and put them back together once the chain is attached. Before cutting the chain, make sure it’s big enough to thread the strap through. Acrylic chains are easy to alter, but metal chains appear to be more expensive, so if you choose metal, be sure to have pliers and something to cut the chain with.
Are you a fan of Gucci’s new patchwork bags? We can’t say we blame you. You can now give your old purse a cool patchwork avatar by cutting out some pretty colorful antique wallpaper! It only takes a few minutes, and all you have to do is cut it equally and glue it to one side of your bag.
Paint Your Own Design.
Use your imagination to create your own designs on an old handbag. Acrylic paint adheres to leather, synthetics, cotton, and nearly any other fabric. However, avoid painting the entire bag because the paint may chip.
Tie on a bandana.
It really doesn’t get easier than this. Tie it in whatever way that appeals to you. Bandanas are popular right now, but silk scarves are also suitable.
Create an urban glamping bag.
A summer music festival is written all over this one! Cover your bag with modern camping patches or, better yet, dig out your old Girl Scout uniform and get some merit badges. Replace standard zipper pulls with colorful friendship bracelets and practical charms like a compass, whistle, or even an adorable bottle opener.
You can personalize your handbag to reflect your personality and interests, as well as to showcase your ingenuity. Create a one-of-a-kind tie-dye look or start a collection of fabric patches from your favorite band or travels. Add shine with beads, rhinestones, or glitter.