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I came up with the idea of making a "denim" covered purse out of cardboard and acrylic paint.

Step 1: Cut Pieces Out of Cardboard

For this purse, the length is 7 and 1/2 inches. One piece is cut to to a width of 3 and 1/2 inch, while the large, triangle shaped piece is 7 inches overall.

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why not use actual denim? it would be more practical and harder wearing
Sure did look like denim. I&nbsp;read that it was cardboard and had to look at it again just to make sure you weren't pulling our legs. Still not sure!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Great instructable. Good photos. Good step by step process. <br />
Gotcha!&nbsp; Thanks for your comment...I assure you it is painted cboard! Cman<br />
Beautiful execution of a clever idea. This would be a great way to 'wrap' a gift of cash or a gift card for a teenager. It could be reused to keep ticket stubs and other bits and pieces. Something like that just might inspire me to keep track of my receipts. *g*
Thanks Wicken. Cman
Trompe l'Oeil! You are very talented.
Again, excellent work.
I was totally fooled - great job!
Thanks Ninzerbean. Cman
You have been busy lately C'man. Thanks for all the great ideas. You present them very nicely and clearly too. Great work!
Thanks again, Dave. Cman
Quite a good job on the exterior, you definitely had me fooled when I was looking at the thumbnail!
Thanks JRF....Cman
How did I miss this one, very cool CMan as usual you did an excellent job!
Thanks Deb...just put it in, so you're right on schedule! Cman
Whoa! That's super creative. I'll have to try this. I'll be linking as well.
You could use a real riveted snap for the closure too!
Good idea, never crossed my mind. thanks. Cman

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