Transform a Cosmetic Bag into a Wristlet Purse – 5 Minute Project

Hi Friends,

I had the pleasure of attending beautiful a wedding on Folly Beach last weekend. I was excited to get dressed up and spend some time out with my husband.  I knew that I wanted to wear my pink flamingo dress, but did not have a handbag that would go with it.  I love wristlets, especially for weddings and parties.  It is an easy way to keep up with your key essentials.  After visiting a few shops and not finding what I needed, I decided that I was going to have to make my own wristlet.

Transform a cosmetic bag into a wistlet purse


Transform a Cosmetic Bag into a Wristlet Purse

I picked up this cute cosmetic bag from Forever 21 for under $6.  Yes, I secretly still shop there.



 To assemble the  wristlet, I used silver necklace cord, jewelry pliers and beads from a broken necklace.

metal jewlery thread

 I cut a piece of necklace cord about 12 inches long.  I wrapped  one side of the silver necklace cord around the zipper hole with the pliers to secure the cord to the bag.  Then, I strung the beads on the cord until it was the perfect size to wrap around my wrist.  I wrapped the remaining cord around the zipper hole and clamped the end with the pliers.

makeup bag into wristlet side


It is basically like having a bracelet attached to your purse.


Makeup bag intp wristlet

It is simple, easy and pretty.

My new wristlet made from a cosmetic bag

I think that it look great with my dress too!

XOXO Carmody

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