Easy, no-sew and cheap to make, this DIY is the ultimate can't-go-wrong bridesmaid gift, stocking-stuffer or birthday party favor. (And don't forget to make one for yourself, too!)
Personalized Sequin Makeup Bags
What You Need
- 6mm flat sequin trim
- Canvas zipper fabric bags
- Glue gun
1. Write It Out
Using a pencil, write out the name of your giftees in script (it’s easier to use the trim when each letter connects to the next one). The canvas bag fabric is erasable, so if you mess up, just erase it and start over. But do write lightly as erasing repeatedly can leave smudges.
If your friends have super long names, consider using a nickname or just doing a monogram. The shorter the name, the cuter the finished product
2. Trace With Glue
Once you’re happy with the look of the name, lay some of the sequin trim on top of the letters to gauge roughly how much trim you’ll need. Then, trace the letters with your glue gun.
As you add the glue, lightly press the sequin trim into it. Gluing as you go lets you take your time applying the trim without having to worry that the glue will harden by the time you finish tracing all your letters.
3. Let 'Em Dry
Set the bags aside to dry for an hour, and they're ready for gifting!
Photos by Alison Caporimo.
Find Your Next Project
If you're still looking for small gifts to DIY, you're in the right place! Break out your clay and mold some cute jewelry, or try your hand at a different type of bag.