Intro: Zebra Purse, Folder, or Whatever
This zebra print briefcase clutch with its sleek design; is the perfect answer for those who like the looks of large bags but don't like how heavy they are. Works great for casual and dress. This clutch is designed for keys, phones, papers, and wallet or make-up-bags. It can be used as a file folder as well. This would make a great kids craft for gifts for everyone. Follow through and I will show you how it was made!
Step 1: Supplies
Clear packaging tape
2 Sided tape
Zebra print Duct tape
Picture of zebra I printed out a coloring page online for the zebra face.
Step 2: Tools and Optional
Marker or pen
Exact o knife optional omit if kids are making this.
Ribbon, handle, or flowers all optional
Cleaning cloth and alcohol optional
Step 3: Clean
Step 4: Print
I would print extra in case you make a mistake.
Here is the link that I used: http://scrapcoloring.com/news/zebra-head
Step 5: Mark Cutting Line
Don't cut the pieces out because in the next step we are going to tape the page to wax paper and then cut it out.
If by chance you did it is OK you will be taping 2 pieces instead of one in the next step.
Step 6: Covering the Picture With Tape
- Cut out the zebra picture.
- Take a piece of wax paper larger than the zebra image and put it on a table.
- Stick a small piece of the 2 sided tape in the center of the wax paper to hold the zebra picture in place while you tape the zebra picture to the wax paper.
- Lay the zebra picture on top of the wax paper centering the zebra picture over the wax paper.
- Tear off a strip of packaging tape larger the the zebra image and beginning at the top or bottom edge tape over the picture but make sure you overlap the edges so the picture attaches to the wax paper.
- Repeat this across until all the picture is covered with tape.
- Cut out the outline of the zebra and remove the wax paper.
- Cut the zebra on your marking line.
- You should have 2 pieces now that are covered with tape.
Step 7: Taping to the Brief Case
Lay the zebra's nose section under the flap and center it between the two blue tabs.
Lightly stick it to the tape, re-position if necessary.
Next place a small piece of 2 sided tape on the top flap.
Lay the eye section on the top flap centering and matching the zebra's stripes.
Step 8: Attach
Using the packaging tape; tape along the edge that overlaps the nose so it will turn under to form a nice edge.
Repeat this for the edge above the nose under the flap.
Step 9: Duct Tape
Continue across the bottom section of the file folder using the duct tape.
When that is done then tape the top section.
Lastly Duct tape the back and the inside flap.
Step 10: Embellish
If I had purchased the file folder new; I would have bought one with red , white, or black instead of blue tabs and handles.
It would have made this bag come alive. I am not that fond of black and blue together.
I did not attach the brown purse handle to the bag because the handles were fine, but I wanted to show how pretty it looked even better if they had been a different color! It made the bag look quite classy!
Step 11: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
I was totally surprised how cute this purse turned out! I am definitely making a few more and share them on Instructables!
I hope everyone likes it as much as I do!
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