A few weeks ago I saw this gorgeous paper collection from Echo Park Paper Co. called Fashionista and knew I had to try making my paper purses with it. The paper collection is so much fun – bows, purses, nail polish, and flowers – perfect for a paper purse!
My paper purse pattern is by far one of my favorite DIYs on the blog. I loved figuring out the mechanics of the pattern and how to incorporate the giant bow on the front. The purse is a great size for holding nail polish, candy, gift cards and small gifts.
I started out making these purses by hand, cutting out the pattern and using an X-Acto knife. Last year, I sped up the process by turning the pattern into an SVG cut file and cutting it out with my Cricut Explore cutting machine. Both versions of the pattern are available for free (link in pink toward the end of this post!).
For this set of purses using the Fashionista paper, I decided to get a little fancy and add charms to some of the purses. You can see below – I added a cute little nail polish charm to the side of the purse using a small metal chain and an eyelet. If you don’t mind fussy cutting, this is such a fun addition to the purses!
I recently discovered tiny removable Velcro Dots and I love using them for these purses! They are smaller and gentler so the paper is not ripped when opening the purses.
The complete tutorial, plus the FREE pattern and cut file, can be found here:
These purses would be so sweet for Mother’s Day! Add some nail polish and a spa gift card and you’re all set! They also make great favor boxes for birthday parties, bachelorette parties and wedding showers! :)
*This is not a sponsored post, I just really loved this paper collection and wanted to share! :)
Papers Used: Fashinista Collection from Echo Park Paper Co. FA139007 Paint the Town, FA139005 Dress For Success, FA139006 Multi Journaling Cards, FA139010 Playful Plaid, FA139011 Retail Therapy and FA139017 Dk. Pink / Lt. Pink Coordinating Solid
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