Tuesday, November 6, 2012

DIY: Faux Chanel Paper Bag


Hello, everyone! This is what I wore last Sunday. I went for a cool look by planning my outfit around these combat boots, faux leather jacket and DIY faux Chanel paper bag. Bright red, heart sunglasses, high rise jeans and a black cami completed this look. Look towards the end of the post for the DIY for this faux Chanel paper bag.

High-rise jeans: Urban Outfitters
Combat boots: Target
Faux leather jacket: Marshall's
Cami: Kohl's
Heart sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage Sunglasses
Faux Chanel bag: DIY



Alright, on to the DIY! I drew my inspiration for this bag from THIS blog post that I discovered while browsing Pinterest Saturday morning. I immediately fell in love and knew that I had to make one. I grabbed some supplies and started on my DIY mission to create this wonderful, faux Chanel bag. If you can't afford a Chanel bag (which I cannot even come close to affording), this bag is a fun obviously fake alternative. So what do you guys think? Will you be trying this DIY out?

Level of difficulty: Easy

Supplies: Paper bag (I used one from the grocery store), sharpie, pencil & eraser, ruler, scissors, hole punch and a chain strap for the bag

Cost: This DIY should be very inexpensive. Chances are that you have most of the supplies at home (the bag, sharpie, pencil & eraser, ruler, scissors & hole punch). You may have to buy a chain for the bag. However, I just used a chain from one of my bags. So this DIY cost me nothing!

Steps:
1. Gather supplies
2. Cut the handles off of the paper bag.
3.Turn your bag inside out so that you can't see any writing on the outside. If you have an already plain bag, ignore this step.
4. Lightly outline the two interlocking C's in pencil on the bag. Erase and re-draw until they meet your satisfaction.
5. Go over and color in your outline with sharpie.
6. Grab your ruler and lightly draw diagonal lines going across the bag from both directions.
7. Trace over those lines in sharpie.
8. Punch a hole in each side of the bag.
9. Thread your chain through those holes.
10. Voila! Instant faux Chanel. 

17 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love your jacket! Your bag is so fun too! I may have to try making one one of these days.(: I love the paper bag look, but I think it might also be fun to try on a plain canvas tote as well...hmm. ^^

    ~Vicki
    deckedoutinruffles.blogspot.com

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  2. Such a wonderful outfit! Love your DIY idea very much. x

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  3. Haha, that is SO creative! I love it :)
    Also, super cute sunnies

    Trendy Teal

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  4. thank you!
    i love the fake chanel :D

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.com

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  5. aw love this diy! its so cute! :D and i loveeeee your sunglasses! :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  6. such a great idea with the bag! thanks so much for following back <3

    love,
    Lali
    Lali pops of colour

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  7. That is just too cute! HAHAHA
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! I’ve decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  9. This is so cuuteee. I love your idea. Nice!

    http://kathastrophee.blogspot.com/

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  10. LOLITA IS DAT CHU!? Cuteness overload and i love the fake-chanel situation going on!

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