If you have noticed lately,
I have a thing for fruit.
Especially when it comes to
vintage fruit accessories from the 40's and 50's.
If worn right, you can look quite retro.
Here is my newest fruit inspired item-
My strawberry box purse.
Seeing a theme here?
Remember my cherry necklace?
Anyway.. For this project I was inspired by these
fruity items... especially the strawberry ones- Enjoy.
This beauty below was my main inspiration -
It is an Enid Collins box purse- love it.
Remember my Enid collins Wanna-Be post?
I love her style of bags, some day I might get an original.
Until then, I just have to make my own version.
I really likey.
I made it pretty much the same way I did my other
Here is what I did.
I started with this plain cigar type box
I got from Michaels for about $4.
Then I painted it by hand- yes I didn't use spray
paint. O the horror. The color I wanted wasn't
in spray paint form. I used my new favorite
paint. These little sample bottles of Glidden.
Walmart has every shade for about $3.
The brush is inside and everything stays all neat and tidy.
No mixing or wasting.
I removed my hardware and began to paint.
After it dried I put back on my hardware and
put on my bamboo handle, from Joanns.
The wood is soft so I didn't need to pre drill.
I just did it by hand.
Then I chose my foam stamps.
I got these at Michaels years ago,
I think Plaid put them out.
After I stamped I filled in the strawberries and painted
black seeds on.
I decided to add some red gingham ribbon to the top
for added embellishment. I still might add
some bling. For now, I love it just how it is.
See how cute it looks with one of my gingham skirts.
I decided to line it too.
I just hot glued some cute polka dot fabric in, and
made some fabric hinges so the lid doesn't flop open.
I can't wait to try this little pretty out.
She will be a perfect accessory for all of the summer
pic-a-niks I plan on attending...hehe.
Ps. Here is my Mother's day gift from my kids-
Thanks guys, I just adore this purse.
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