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making an old wallet look new again
I’ve had this yellow wallet for years, and since I bought a new one recently, old yellow is not really getting any use. So I grabbed some of my trusty textile paint and got to work.

Posted by brittnimehlhoff from Seattle, Washington, United States • Published See brittnimehlhoff's 5 projects »

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  • Step 1

    Clean your wallet as best you can with a little soap and water (or leather cleaner). And choose your color combo. I picked red-orange and fuchsia textile paint and decided at the last minute to keep a pop of the original yellow as well.

  • How to make a wallet. Color Block Wallet Diy - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, it’s time to grab your paint brush and paint away. Pay close attention to even strokes and don’t be afraid to layer up! I ended up painting at least three coats of the red since it’s a bright color and I wanted it to really pop.

  • How to make a wallet. Color Block Wallet Diy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Choose an area for your accent color (optional). My wallet had a natural place to add my accent color, find yours if you want it to look like you bought it that way.

  • How to make a wallet. Color Block Wallet Diy - Step 4
    Step 4

    If you want to share your artistic side, choose a less expected area for your accent color – maybe a fun shape or stripes.

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koalala o.
koalala o. · Missoula, Montana, US · 1 project
Was you clutch a synthetic or natural material? What brand of paint did you use? I love the starburst candy flavor to your project.