Introduction: Crystal Box Clutch

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Make this crystal box clutch with simple acrylic frames and some easy to acquire hardware. You'll be the talk of the party when you carry this!

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial

Step 2: You'll Need


Two 5"x7" acrylic box frames

2 small brass hinges

1 small brass latch closure

Rhinestones, brooches, crystals

Rhinestone chain

Stick on rhinestones

Transparent tape

Wire cutters (optional)

Step 3:

Remove the cardboard from the frames

Tape them together, mouth to mouth, at each corner

Center your hinges over the boxes where they meet and glue them on with E-6000 Tape them in place while they dry

Flip the boxes over, glue and tape the latch closure where the boxes meet.

Step 4:

Figure out your rhinestone placement

Carefully glue each one in place Add stick-on rhinestone trim around the edges

Remove the tape after about 45 minutes and you're done!

Step 5:

My friend Julia rocking her new clutch!