“steal the real”: make-it-yourself glitter pouch

Inspiration: this Kate Spade sparkler known as the Little Gia Pouch. She taunted me from Pinterest and the pages of my favorite magazines, and retailed for $75.

I first spotted this flashy number on Pinterest. My friend Anne pinned it, and soon after posted a simple DIY of her own version on her blog, WobiSobi. I wanted a glitter pouch to call my own!

Being the type A perfectionist I am, I had to find a gold pouch with a gold zipper to get as close as I could to the look and style of the original. When cleaning out my handbags last weekend, I found handfuls of long-lost lipgloss and the perfect gold pouch — the little forgotten travel pouch that came with my Dr. Scholl’s Fast Flats.

Pouch in hand, I headed to the craft store for shimmer supplies. Up close, the Kate Spade pouches have a beautiful texture made up of several sizes and shapes of glitter, so I knew one bottle of sparkle just wouldn’t do. I picked a few different types: a traditional gold glitter made of circles, a confetti-style gold glitter that looked like tiny rectangles, and iridescent fairy dust with itty-bitty gold stars.

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I made a thick paste with the three types of glitter and Mod Podge, and — with my hand inside the pouch — painted the mixture on thickly with a brush on both sides. It took a couple of healthy coats to get the full coverage I wanted, but the entire project took 15 minutes, start-to-finish. I propped the pouch open over a water bottle to dry overnight. Easy peasy, and about $70 saved.

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If you want to recreate this project for yourself, look for cosmetic pouches with metallic or brightly colored zippers. Raid your bathroom cabinets for gift-with-purchase makeup bags from the department store. Mix things up with multi-colored glitter or trade the gold for silver. Happy sparkling!

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20 Comments

  1. 2.6.15
    Lori said:

    Nice work, love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 10.12.14
    Rosalina said:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on domain. Regards

  3. 12.19.13
    Swetlana said:

    Thank you for this wonderful idea! I will definitely try this out. …Due to my lack of patience I am not really good in the DIY business ;) … but the fact that the whole procedure took you only 15 mins made it for me ;)

  4. 7.6.13

    Not only is this super cute, but I also LOVE your coat! Where is it from?!

  5. 8.10.12

    Love glitter. Love this!!

  6. 5.1.12

    cute!

  7. 2.7.12
    Amy said:

    Such a great DIY

  8. 2.6.12
    Megan said:

    I definitely need more glitter in my life and this is such a cute, easy idea! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. 2.6.12
    aflgirl said:

    So cute! I need to do this.

  10. 2.3.12
    Linda Z said:

    Great idea!! Cute!

  11. 2.2.12
    Anne said:

    Looks fantastic!!!

  12. 2.1.12
    Melina said:

    I am so obsessed with all these glitter DIYs I’ve seen around. Soon everything I own will be covered in glitter! But this pouch is just too cute not to try! ;)

    xx Melina

  13. 2.1.12
    Valerie said:

    Your pouch came out super cute! Can’t wait to try it!

  14. 2.1.12

    this is an awesome idea! I can see how great it looks in the sun and I definitely want to try it out! I bought flats like this last month and probably could have saved some money by applying this same method.

  15. 2.1.12
    Alex said:

    How does the pouch fare with the wear and tear? (haha, I totally didn’t mean to rhyme!) Does the glitter stick onto the pouch or does the pouch leave some glitter behind throughout the day?

  16. 2.1.12
    Anita said:

    wonderfull idea, it works like with heels ;-)

  17. 2.1.12

    This is way too cute, but I confess, I worry. To quote Dmitri Martin, “Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies.” Tell the truth, was the glitter all over when you carried it around? I might have fear of glitter because I have a 2.5 year old and a 6 year old… =)

    • 3.23.15
      crisaquarius24@gmail.com said:

      ITs not an issue when you use modpodge mixture, and if you coat it with a clear coat product of your choice it will seal it. A layer of modge podge can do as well as a layer of spray clear coat. There is a flexible one they sell at Michaels.