Let's play "guess that thing, really close up!"... I'll tell you right now you're not going to get it, because it's just too wierd and wonderful to be true. Months ago, on a Value Village %50 off day, Andrew came running over to me at the till with THIS in hand: a strange, ostrich feathery, light purple boa. It was $1, so I bought it hoping I'd figure out some way to DIY it into something quasi-wearable. On closer inspection, I realized it's actually made of Mongolian lamb fur. Creepy, yet still so alluring....
I thought about it for ages before I came up with something to do with this furry thing, then I decided to make it into an insane, purple, shaggy clutch!
First get an old or secondhand clutch/bag that needs some sprucin'. This grey one has seen better days...
You'll also need some scrap facric that at least kind of matches the colour of the boa. Also some scissors and a glue gun.
The fabric is to cover the clutch so that if you see any gaps between the fur and the bag, the fabric it's covered in kind of makes it all blend in... although mine doesn't really match at all, so you just get a glimpse of floral! Lay out the fabric and cut it around the bag, giving it a good extra inch or more all the way around.
I gave more fabric on the sides so I could cover the folds of the clutch (when it expands).
Glue gun the edges then press on the fabric, making sure there are no bubbles and it's smooth all over.
Next I cut the boa into 4 equal pieces. Then basically you just glue gun them on! A tip is to seperate the fur and put A LOT of glue down the parted area, then put the bag on top of the piece so it stays flat and neat.
See how the fur is parted on that piece on the left?
Then use glue down some fur on the bag on parts that look a bit bald, so you get an even fur-ball effect. Then, you're done!
I know this DIY isn't that practicle, and you're thinking either a) "Where do I find purple Mongolian Lamb fur??" or b) "Why would I want to carry around a thing like that...", but really I wanted to post this because it's just a bit of fun. I think we can all do with a bit of insanity once and a while, and toting something like this all around town is sure to make somebody smile :)