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Turn a thrift store purse into a Boho Festival Bag!
Grab your old purses and some fabric (and trim scraps) and turn them into a beautiful, fringy boho festival bag! Be the envy of all your friends!

Posted by Mark Montano Published See Mark Montano's 279 projects »
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  • How to make a shoulder bag. Boho Festival Bags  - Step 1
    Step 1

    E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
    Thrift store purses
    Various colorful fabrics
    Sequin appliques
    Americana Decoupage for Fabric
    E-6000 Glue
    DecoArt Patent Leather Paint
    Trims, ribbons, yarn and fringe

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Boho Festival Bags  - Step 2
    Step 2

    1. Paint around the flap of the purse with DecoArt Patent Leather paint
    *Awesome paint for leather and vinyl
    2. Glue fabric on the flap of the purse with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
    3. Decoupage another fabric on the body of the purse with Americana Fabric Decoupage
    4. Glue fringe around the fabric on the flap
    5. Cut very long pieces of rtim and glue them to the base of the body of the purse and let dry
    6. Cover the ends of the fringe with large sequin appliques (or lace)
    7. Glue more trim around the edges
    8. Tie tassels and more trim to the rings on the side of the purse that hold the straps
    9. Glue a large piece of jewelry (or agate slice like I did) over the closure

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Boho Festival Bags  - Step 3
    Step 3

    10. Stencil flowers and swirls on the body of the bag with DecoArt Patent Leather Paint
    11. Decoupage fabric on the flap with Americana Fabric Decoupage
    12. Glue long fringe on the base of the bag with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
    13. Cover the tops of the fringe with large sequin appliques
    14. Ad more sequin appliques on the front
    15. Done!

  • Step 4

    Watch how to make them here!

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Anna W.
Anna W.
Watch out for me on the street with my Boho bag! Amazing job.Tongue
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Anna B.
Anna B.
I love trance music festivals and it's exactly the type of bag I would use. I will do it even today!
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