Make a handbag charm from a dog tag
|Dog tag handbag charm|
Last week’s blog post was a bit of a departure from my usual focus. The point of this blog has always been to make, or remake clothes rather than buying. I often visit on-line fashion web-sites for inspiration and when they have affordable, not to mention gorgeous items, it gets really hard not to want to shop.
The ASOS rings I bought got me fired up to experiment using black irrigation hose to make similar rings. I’m working on that one. But no way would I be able to make leggings that fit as well as the ASOS ones.
|What you need for this DIY|
My hope with this blog is that I can build up an archive with lots and lots of ideas to recycle and upcycle old clothes but also other materials such as electrical wire – which I did a while back when I made – these. It’s so much nicer wearing something and not feeling guilty about being a greedy consumer.
This week’s DIY is also easy. Most of them are. It’s a handbag charm using a dog tag. Have used dog tags before when I had mantras stamped on them to make a charm necklace – see here – and a charm bracelet – see that DIY here. This is the same, only different.
|Join the two ends of chain with an O-Ring|
You need a short piece of chain, a dog tag with or without words stamped onto it and an O-Ring. There is a bloke who stamps and sells dog tags outside our supermarket. He was a little taken aback at my request to stamp words like love, serenity and prosperity on my tag but he happily obliged. He has a few shapes to choose from. I wasn’t keen on a bone and I like hearts so it was a no brainer.
To assemble the handbag charm you join the two ends of your chain to the dog tag with the O-Ring and put it around the handle of your handbag. Simple as that.
Visit the Greenie archive to view older DIYs by heading to the top of this page. And the Greenie facebook page could always do with a ‘like’.
Till next week, happy DIY-ing.