Make a little purse out of a CD case

Make a little purse out of a CD caseHello Mod Podge fans! My name is Jax from Aly and Ash! I am so excited to be posting here today with my Mod Podge tin purse. Isn’t Amy amazing? Not only is she a total Mod Podge rock star . . . but she is so supportive and encouraging of us crafty bloggers it’s incredible!

So a while back I had made a Mod Podge Star Tin for my niece Aly to store her bows in . . . well forget the bows, she was in love with the tin and carries it everywhere. It hardly fits in her backpack yet it often travels with her to school! That gave me the idea to make her something similar…and MUCH smaller! I have these CD tins for my photography business DoChara Photography and thought…”Hey! I wonder if I could turn one into a purse for her!” Here is what I did.

1Step One: To keep the tin together but still open all the way I used Mod Podge to attach a wide ribbon to the back side of the tin.

2Step Two: While closed, wrap the ribbon around at secure to the front. I was impatient so I sped up the drying phase with a blow dryer on the cool setting, rubbing out the bubbles as it dried. Trim off the excess ribbon.

3Step Three: Trace, cut out and Mod Podge some scrapbook paper to the front and back of the tin covering the ribbon. I used Sparkle Mod Podge on the top coat to make it extra girlie!

4Step Four: Once the outside is completely dry. Open and lay flat. Cut the desired length of ribbon for the strap and use hot glue to secure to the inside. When attaching, glue your ribbon right side down so it will lay right side up when worn.

5Step Five: Trace, cut and Mod Podge coordinating paper to the inside covering your ribbon.

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Step Six: Embellish the front and you’re done. Aly was so excited about her new purse!

Well thanks for having me! I love love love to see what you come up with, so be sure to email me pictures if you make one of these to [email protected] so I can add it to the Aly and Ash Facebook page! Now come on over to Aly and Ash to see what Amy has “podged” up for us. And while you’re there check out some of my other projects, tutorials and free templates. Thanks again! -Jax


  1. olive and love says

    So cute. I was thinking the same thing as the previous poster….altoid tins. SOOO many possibilities with this crafty idea. Great job!

  2. says

    That is so cute and totally giftable- I love it! Thanks so much to both of you, I’ll be linking.

  3. Kirsten says

    These are too cute!!! I am such a fan of that mod podge. Just found your blog and it’s crafty and not only that, your stuff is darn cute!!! We use it like crazy over at, it’s a total love affair :)