Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How to: Make a Starburst wrapper clutch

It's cold outside.  I don't want to go anywhere.  All I want to do is eat sugary goodness.  So I did that.  But I still had some spare time on my hands during my hibernation, so I decided to use the wrappers from my extreme Starburst candy gluttony to make an envelope clutch.  The clutch turned out pretty nice, but I'm actually more proud that I constructed something productive out of 75ish candies that I ate over the course of a month!

What I used: Starburst wrappers and duct tape (substitute duct tape for fabric and glue, if you're fancy like that)

1.  Lay out strips of duct tape (or fabric) to be 2.5 times more than the width you want your clutch to be so there's enough space to fold it into a bag shape with a closure later. 

2.  Stick Starburst wrappers on it.  I decided to try for a pattern where I alternated between rotating the wrappers length-wise and width-wise.  Patterned colours could look pretty awesome too! 
Make sure you leave a bit of space around the sides so you can seal up your bag later. 

3.  Fold your "bag" into its rightful shape, leaving enough extra material at the top for the closure flap. 

4.  Using glue or the excess duct tape, seal the sides up my folding inwards to hide any messy wrapper edges.

5.  To get this raised triangular envelope seal shape, fold the upper flap of your bag into a triangular shape inwards, then secure that in place. 

6.  Use the clutch. 

I think I'll use this once the weather here thaws out, even though these cheery colours would be perfect for scaring away winter monotony.  I don't think candy wrappers can withstand the durability test in the snow!

For a more in-depth guide on how to construct the shape of the clutch, check out my duct tape clutch guide.

And check out the finished product out on the streets!


  1. Very creative of you!!
    Love this post. Thanks for sharing<33
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  2. This is such a cute DIY! Thanks so much for sharing! SUCH a great idea =)

  3. THIS IS WAY TOO COOL! Oh my goodness! What an original piece:))! Love your blog! I'm following you now on GFC and bloglovin! It would be great if you could check out my blog too:)!

  4. oh, such a cute and easy idea <3

  5. Thanks for your sweet comment! Cute outfits in previous posts, and this clutch was so creative!!

  6. I think your clutch would smell really sweet too =)

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  8. This is so creative! I love it!! ^__^ Love the pattern you created too.

  9. This is the coolest idea, so much fun! Very eye-catching and instantly reminds me of the sweeter things in life ;)

  10. This is very original, thanks a lot for sharing!! Sabrina, you have a very nice blog, i love all you post the shirt with spikes on your previous post is awesome :)
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  11. wow!! I've seen these before but I didn't realize how easy it can be made!! thanks for sharing :)

    oh btw, I wanted to let you know that your signature when you comment, the "Sincerely, Sabrina" link doesn't work! I get an error page everytime.

    Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments :)


  12. you're so creative with reusing things!!!

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  13. Wow! Very cool!


  14. Hi!
    Thanks for your comment.
    Fun DIY!
    And don't forget to stay in touch:

    with love,

  15. so cool, I think I might try to make one of these, just need to figure out what wrappers ill use :)

    -Tara x



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