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June 30th, 2007

Horse Make-up Bag

Horse Make-up Bag

Horse Make-up Bag, Inside

I made this make-up bag for a sweet girl who just turned 15. She’s not all that into make-up, but I filled it with girly products to get her started, just in case she changes her mind (which of course she will). It’s made out of paper, clear vinyl, and the inside is lined with oil cloth. I wasn’t sure about how the paper would work out. I’ve used it with wallets, but they stay flat and uncrinkled. This project couldn’t be done without turning it inside-out, so I was worried. But the crinkles look pretty cool. I’m glad this worked, because I’m always jealous of the scrapbookers’ options compared to fabric options. The papers available are gorgeous–pretty patterns, nice materials, lovely color schemes; it’s just not the same at the fabric stores.

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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. futuregirl  |  July 1st, 2007 at 12:18 am

    Using paper is a great idea! I love how this turned out.

  • 2. string*THEORY  |  July 1st, 2007 at 1:15 am

    this is sooo innovative – love the idea! nice work…

  • 3. Beth  |  July 1st, 2007 at 2:27 am

    Innovative was just the word I was thinking about as I read this… What a great idea to use the paper with the clear vinyl! Again, way impressed.

  • 4. Jessica Hood  |  July 1st, 2007 at 8:00 am

    awesome bag! nice work.

  • 5. *karen  |  July 1st, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    Wow, super cute and creative. I saw it and thought, ‘Where did she get that horse fabric?!’ And of course, it’s not fabric at all…Plus, now you can design your own paper.

  • 6. Nichola  |  July 1st, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    Love the paper! I think it looks fab crinkled.

  • 7. maria  |  July 1st, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    oh my goodness i love it! would you consider making these for sale?

  • 8. Chara Michele  |  July 1st, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    Such a great idea! I am always seeing those pretty papers and wishing I could use them, but I don’t scrapbook. Maybe I will have to rethink not being able to use them:)

  • 9. meg  |  July 1st, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    Is there anyway you could post a tutorial? I think the paper is a lovely idea and would just improve with age.

  • 10. andrea  |  July 2nd, 2007 at 9:11 am

    i always thought about sewing paper+plastic ! thanks for sharing, now i am inspired to make my own !

  • 11. melissa  |  July 2nd, 2007 at 11:22 am

    Wow! I love this. What a great gift idea too!

  • 12. Justina  |  July 2nd, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Dacia! I love my bag and everything in it! I could get used to lip gloss! Thank you!
    Love Justina

  • 13. Kim  |  July 3rd, 2007 at 8:04 am

    Oh, I totally agree! You know where they are doing some cool things in the textiles market? Europe! There is this company called Hilco that rivals any scrapbook shop I have ever seen. Why aren’t they catching up here? (And we can’t import, either. So sad.) I think if someone started a similar textile company here, they would make bank.

    Anyway, cute bag!

  • 14. Jess  |  July 7th, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    Brilliant idea to use paper!

  • 15. girlwithmoxy  |  July 11th, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    So true, so true. I don’t know WHY someone hasn’t had the bright idea to make fabric out of all those rediculously hip papers they make for scrapbookers. Come on! I have hundreds of dollars I’d be spending on fabric on top of what I already spend! :)

  • 16. Loretta  |  July 13th, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    That is soooo cool! I have never done anything like that with paper before. And you are so right about the fabric stores lately. ugh. And then the super cute stuff is all overpriced, and that annoys me to a great extent.

  • 17. Jenny  |  December 10th, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    This is amazing!!
    Is there any way you could forward me to some basic instructions on how to make a toiletry bag (not necessarily how to make this special one, but…)? : \
    I really need to make a toiletry bag as a christmas gift for someone very special, and I’m not completely sure where to start.
    Thanks in advance!

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