This guest post is brought to you by Marisa Lynch, author and blogger of New Dress A Day:
 
My theme was metallic for this month’s In a New York Minute and I couldn’t wait to get started on this fun accessory! Five-step project, here we go!
 
Supplies you’ll need:
 
1. Rhinestones
2. Metallic envelope clutch/makeup bag/vintage purse (I scored this one at the Dollar Tree!)
3. E-6000 glue
 
 
 
Step 1: Begin by plotting out the design or pattern that you want the rhinestones to make on your bag.
 
 
Step 2: Once you have decided on your pattern, start gluing each stone down to the bag. I like to use a toothpick to assist in the gluing so it doesn’t stick to my fingers!
 
 
Step 3: Next make strap for the purse. Get creative and use anything that you might already have in your craft stash like ribbon, leather trim, or an old necklace. I repurposed a keychain that was basically a canvas strap attached to a key ring and just added rhinestones around the edge to match the bag.
 
 
 
 
 
Step 4: Let everything dry 
 
New blingy, metallic purse RTW! Quick, easy, cheap – the perfect trifecta for a fun DIY!!
…Thanks so much, Marisa! Visit her blog, New Dress a Day, and become a fan on Facebook right here.
Xo, Kirsten
About “in a new york minute”:
 This feature invites fellow DIY bloggers to contribute a guest post & create a simple and quick project. The only rule? It must be made in 5 steps or less, and it must have to do with a specific theme that I provide. I always love seeing what they come up with! To check out past projects under this feature, click here.