Coach bags are expensive. Sure, I jones for them. I'm not sure why I feel like I should have a $500 purse in which to store my ipod, lady supplies and loose cheerios, but I do. There is, however, enough rebel in me to reject excessive spending like that and be more practical. Creative. People have been making their own purses for centuries and there is no reason why I couldn't also figure it out.
The only problem tonight, you guys, is that i didn't have the stuff to make a real coach bag. All i had was a coloring sheet that my kid left out, featuring an antelope, some twine, a zip tie and some duct tape. Luckily I went on that button making binge for a while there too, because I had, available to me: one super sculpey button. It totally looks like bone.
So of course I made a purse and some instructions so that you can make one too at home.... I also wrote a song about it and have added that to the end of this post. Those are some of the things I did with my time today. *sobs*
Ok. Here it is:
|Supplies I had on hand.|
|First I had some beer.|
|Folded the paper into a "purse shape" and taped the back.|
|Made creases in the new duct tape fabric.|
|Cut little tabs in sides of the "bottom"... not sure why, it seemed like a great idea.|
|I found my science fiction novel the perfect size to mold the inside of the purse. Just the right thickness.|
|I wrapped the "purse" around the book. Before I taped it together though, I covered the other side of the paper with tape. We want our duct tape purses to be fully covered inside and out. No coloring pages sticking through. That would be humiliating.|
|Secured the edges with tape, inside and out and folded the sides in like a little duct tape accordion.|
|Folded the flap over the top...|
|Made a nice duct tape strap by folding a long piece of tape over itself in 3.|
|Strap's almost on...|
|secured the strap.|
|made a button hole and and attached the zip tie.|
|Attached the awesome button I was telling you about..|
|TADA. Just needs some decorative touches with a sharpie..|
|It's basically exactly like a real coach purse as you can tell from this grainy photo. AH.MAZING, amiright, Ladies?|
But enough of that, here is the song. PS, Neil helped me with the artistic direction:
We belong together.