Project Kickoff: Cherish My Juicy Cherry Wicker Handbag DIY

etsy vintage wicker handbag

I started putting together a coordinate for an upcoming convention.  My second Con to be exact.  Once the dress form was lookin all good and frilly, it came to purse options.  I have tried every bag I own and no joy.  So I hit the brand sites and still no love.  What’s a girl to do?  Then it came to me – Etsy!  And score! For $26 + shipping, this beautiful vintage wicker handbag was on its way.

juicy cherry handbag mood board

But you know me.  Can’t be that easy.  No this vintage jem is about to get the full treatment.  The package arrived late yesterday and I could wait to start the creative process.  The Plan: decorate to be a perfect match for Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Cherish my Juicy Cherry.  The purse is missing its original lining.  But that isn’t a problem, that’s an opportunity.  I have some nice pink cherry fabric from last summer’s DIY marathon that will be a good match.

BTSSB juicy cherry wicker handbag layout

As you can see above, the outside is starting to take shape.  I played with a bunch of embellishments, laces and various compositions.  So far this option using the waist bow from the dress along with some pearls, lace and crocheted cherries is my favorite.

And the best part?  We have a nice long holiday ahead which couldn’t be a more perfect time to start some DIY July.  Get ready glue gun.  Here I come.

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TBD

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