Hello 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.
Recycle a CD Case Into a Purse
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step Five: Trace, cut and Mod Podge coordinating paper to the inside covering your ribbon.
Step Six: Embellish the front and you’re done. Aly was so excited about her new purse!
Now that you know how to recycle a CD case into a little purse, you can make a bunch for all your kids and their friends. You have to do something with those old AOL CDs, right?
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