How to Make a Beautiful DIY Handmade Paper Purse?

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About: I am a passionate crafter from India. Making unique DIY crafts using recycled materials is my hobby and I love to share my knowledge with the world.

This is a very easy craft for girls. It is a fashion accessory that you can carry to any function or party. If you are a fan of paper crafts then this purse is for you! You can keep your stuff inside it and carry it anywhere.

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Step 1: Things Needed to Make a DIY Purse

  • Empty Fevicol Box
  • Printed & Color Papers
  • Decorative Stone
  • Glue Gun
  • Velcro
  • Pencil
  • Cutter
  • Brush
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Step 2: Let's Start With the Empty Box!

  • Use a cutter to cut out the box.
  • Cut out the other portions of the box as well to get the base for the paper purse.
  • Now mark the measurements on the cutout piece and cut along the markings.
  • Again draw some more markings on the cutout piece.
  • Cut along the markings and the drawn pattern.
  • Run a cutter over the markings for easy folding. Do not cut it.
  • Now take both the cutout pieces and join the edges using glue.

Step 3: Let's Paste the Colour Sheet!

  • Take a colour sheet and paste it to this design.

Step 4: Let's Make Accordion Shapes!

  • Take a colour sheet and mark the points on it by taking the measurements.
  • Use a cutter to cut out the outlines of the markings. For the remaining markings, just fold along it.
  • Take a cutter and run over the cutout paper for easy folding to get an accordion shape. Do not cut it!
  • Draw some patterns on it and again run a cutter over it for easy folding to get the required shape.
  • Now take and paste this shape on the cutout box to form the sides of the paper purse.

Step 5: Let's Paste a Printed Paper!

  • Paste a printed paper on the upper surface of the box to give it an attractive look.
  • Cut a Velcro and paste it on the inner portion of the flap and the body of the hand purse to seal it.

Step 6: Let's Decorate the Purse!

  • Draw an outline of the flap on a colour sheet and cut it.
  • Paste it on the edges of the flap.
  • Now paste a decorative stone on the paper purse to decorate it.

Wow!! Your beautiful Paper Purse is now ready.

Step 7: ​Conclusion

You can keep your stuff inside it and this simple yet elegant paper purse looks beautiful. It will also serve as a perfect gifting option.

Hope you enjoyed making this craft. In case of any feedback or suggestion, please share the same in the comment section.

Happy Crafting!

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    nikke121

    1 year ago

    Nice project, but why does it have to be a nice project for girls? Men and boys can make this as well... Please don't reinforce the stereotype. Women have a had enough for to be engineers or any other occupation remotely near engineering. Give us and everyone a break from shoving people into boxes with expectations of who should be doing this project.

    End of rant.

    Good project, though....