The amount of bags/purses/clutches/etc that I have bought this year is not funny, it’s bordering on terrifying. Not only does my novelty bag collection post need a dire update, but I also need to share a rainbow bag collection post, as that’s what has REALLY created the problem.
Anyway, amongst my many bag purchases throughout 2020, I discovered this clear plastic clutch. I have noticed a lot of people carrying clear bags this year actually, and it always looked kind of strange to me, honestly.
I just don’t know why you’d want everyone to see what’s inside your bag, buuuuuut then I saw this hard-cover, no-colour, rectangle shaped one (whereas all the ones I had seen so far has been bendy, coloured, tote bag-looking ones) and it INSTANTLY reminded me of a Tic Tac box and I was sold. I knew what I had to do – and here we are!
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The best part about this DIY project is that, whilst it does involve vinyl, you don’t need a Cricut machine! I did this all by hand. So, if you want to look like you’re carrying around a giant tub of candy – which is one of the weirdest sentences I’ve ever typed, but is also one of the most “me” sentences I’ve ever typed as well – then keep on reading to find out how! 👇
YOU WILL NEED:
♡ Clear clutch
♡ White and green vinyl
♡ Transfer paper
♡ Tracing paper
♡ Ruler (optional)
1. Save a photo of a peppermint Tic Tac box so you have a guide to work off. Enlarge the photo until it is the same size of your clutch.
You’re not going to trace everything from the Tic Tac box because there’s a lot of bubbles, shades, and other details that would take a long time and that I frankly couldn’t think of how to do.
Even with simplifying the design, you can still easily tell what it is!
2. Trace the overall rectangular shape with the curved bottom, which I have pointed to with the arrow labelled “1” in a picture below. Move your tracing paper over to get a fresh area, then trace the larger green area, which I have pointed to with the arrow labelled “2”.
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This arrow starts at the top. It has a small curve at the top left, then a larger wave at the bottom right. Ensure that it is as wide on both sides as the rectangular shape that you just traced; it can be wider, but NOT thinner.
3. Now to trace the “Tic Tac” part. Move your tracing paper over to a fresh part. Trace the outside of the white outer part of the Tic Tac logo (the diamond-ish looking part, that is), then move over to a fresh part of your tracing paper once again.
Trace the outside of the GREEN outer part of the Tic Tac logo (the diamond-ish looking part, once again), and move to a fresh part of your tracing paper once again.
4. Finally, trace around the actually letters for the words “tic tac”, then cut out everything that you have traced. Place out all the things that you traced that are meant to be green with your green vinyl, and everything that you traced that are meant to be white with your white vinyl.
5. Grab your white vinyl and flip it over so you can write on the back without ruining the vinyl. Local your “tic tac” letter tracings and trace around them, then cut them out. Find your green logo tracing (which is the smaller of the two), flip over your green vinyl, then trace around the edge and cut it out.
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6. Play around with the placement of the letters on your green logo. Once you’re happy with where they’re sitting, peel the back off each letter one by one and stick them down onto the green vinyl.
Get your scissors and cut out a tiny, tiny capital “D” shape from your green vinyl, peel off the back and stick it on your letter “a”. Then, peel the backing off the green logo and stick it onto the white logo.
7. Re-trace around the tracing for the large, white rectangle onto the back of your white vinyl, then cut it out. Play around with the placement of it on your clutch.
When you’re happy, peel the back off, then slowly and carefully stick down onto your clutch – starting at the very top – and using something flat (such as a ruler or a scraper) to ensure there’s no bubbles. If you make a mistake, you can just pull it back off again.
8. Re-trace around the large, green tracing onto the back of green vinyl, then cut that out. Play around with its placement to ensure that it reaches both sides of the white rectangle, then peel the backing off it and stick it down slowly and carefully, starting at the top.
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9. Pick up the “tic tac” logo piece, peel the backing off that, and stick that in the middle, carefully and slowly once again. Repeat all steps once again if you wish to decorate both sides of the clutch. Then, you’re done! You now have a large piece of candy to take everywhere with you 😋🍬
Despite my aversion to clear clutches before, I am now dying to wear this somewhere! I’d love to see the kind of looks I’d get 😂
I made this one afternoon whilst Daniel was at work and when he got home, he saw it on the couch and said, “Where did you get such a big Tic Tac box?!” so that was pretty cool! 🙈🙊
He also wants me to try to FILL IT with Tic Tacs – which, I will admit, I’ll probably to try at some point, but that definitely sounds like a recipe for disaster, doesn’t it? 😅
Before you go, is there any other kind of candy or food that you want to see me turn into bags – or anything else – in the future?!
Until next time,