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Turn an old license plate into a fashionable purse
Turn an old purse and license plate into a fashionable new purse.

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 367 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled bag. License Plate Purse - Step 1
    Step 1

    Try to choose a purse that is approximately the same width as the license plate. This is the purse I used and although it bunches up on the sides, it does flatten out and is about the same width. I removed one of the straps to make a matching belt and removed the front strap.

  • How to make a recycled bag. License Plate Purse - Step 2
    Step 2

    It the purse you chose is much longer than the license plate, cut off the bottom and take out the lining. (If is the same size can skip this step, step 3 and step

  • How to make a recycled bag. License Plate Purse - Step 3
    Step 3

    Turn purse inside out and using a 16 gauge needle or one used for denim in sewing machine and stitch the bottom of the purse together then turn right side out again.

  • How to make a recycled bag. License Plate Purse - Step 4
    Step 4

    Slather E 6000 glue over the back of the license plate, covering evenly, then glue.

    At each of the corners where the license plate was attached to the car, poke a hole and insert a brad in each hole to help secure the plate and give it a more professional finish.

    Allow at least 20 minutes to dry.

  • How to make a recycled bag. License Plate Purse - Step 5
    Step 5

    On lining, turn right side out and stitch at the bottom.

    Turn right side out and stitch a decorative ribbon to the top of the lining and using a hot glue gun, glue the lining into the inside of the purse.

    Glue velcro on to each side of the purse so it will close.

  • How to make a recycled bag. License Plate Purse - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using E 6000 glue, glue the small toy car to the other side of the purse for decoration.

    Allow at least 20 minutes to dry.

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