26 Dec 2015

VELVET CLUTCH (DIY) AND DRESSLINK WISHLIST FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE

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See how to make a clutch starting from an old video tape case. // Scoprite come realizzare
una pochette partendo da una custodia di una vecchia videocassetta.

Hey dears!
Did you survive the food overload? How was your Christmas?
I enjoyed two amazing days with my beloveds and I couldn't ask for more.
Fortunately holidays are not over and party occasions too. New Year's Eve is near
and we have to organize everything perfectly, our outfit included!
I have always loved velvet, especially on accessories and for little details.
It is like it can make everything look more luxurious, precious and unique.
 So, nothing better than New Year's Eve to show off a beautiful red velvet clutch (no, 
I'm not talking about a cake bag), as a good luck wish (red is the lucky color!).
And, why not diy?
I would do something with velvet and, after meditation, yes, a clutch could be a good idea. 
Okay, but how?
 So, when I saw an old video tape case, my creative side
suddently said YES YES YES! while my practical side was saying I HOPE
YOU ARE JOCKING (and while my other side, that I could name melancholy, said 
MY GOD AM I SO OLD?).
And with my internal complex, here I am, with a velvet clutch for your New Year's Eve!
And you can use it also as jewelry storage, or as special gift-packaging and so on.
Read below how to and my personal wishlist for beautiful party-dresses!

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Ciao care!
Siete sopravvissute alle abbuffate? Come è stato il vostro Natale?
Io ho trascorso due giorni stupendi con i miei cari e non potevo chiedere di meglio.
Per fortuna le vacanze non sono finite e nemmeno le occasioni per festeggiare.
Capodanno è vicino e noi dobbiamo organizzare tutto alla perfezione, look compreso!
Ho sempre amato il velluto, specialmente per gli accessori e i piccoli dettagli.
Sembra che il velluto riesca a far sembrare tutto più prezioso ed unico, quasi di lusso. 
Dunque, niente di meglio che una bella clutch di velluto rosso per Capodanno,
come augurio di buona fortuna (il rosso è il colore fortunato!).
E, perché no fai da te?
Volevo realizzare qualcosa in velluto e, dopo della meditazione, sì, una clutch è parsa
una buona idea.
Okay, ma come?
Così, quando ho visto una vecchia custodia di una videocassetta, il mio lato creativo
ha subito detto Sì Sì Sì! mentre quello pratico diceva SPERO TU STIA SCHERZANDO 
(mentre l'altro mio lato ancora, quello che potrei chiamare malinconico, diceva OH CIELO,
SONO DAVVERO COSì VECCHIA?).
Ed ecomi qui, con i miei complessi interiori e con una pochette per il vostro Capodanno!
E potete, volendo, usarla anche come portagioie, come pacchetto per un regalo
speciale e così via.
Leggete sotto come farla e la mia wishlist personale per abiti da festa!

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You need // Vi occorre:

- An old video tape case (reuse: platinum edition!). // Una vecchia custodia di
video cassetta (riciclo: edizione platino!).
- Gold spray paint. // Vernice oro spray.
- Velvet paper. // Carta vellutata.
- Scissors. // Forbici.
- Glue. // Colla.
- A decoration. // Una decorazione.


How to // Come procedere:

1)
First, remove label and plastic from the case. // Primo, togliete etichetta e plastica
dalla custodia.

2)
Spray the case with the golden paint, inside and outside and let id dry. // Spruzzate
la custodia con la vernice oro, dentro e fuori, e lasciate asciugare.


3)
While waiting for the case to be dry, draw the model for the internal lateral corners.
Here mine. // Mentre aspettate che si asciughi la vernice, disegnate il modello
per gli angoli laterali interni. Ecco il mio.


4)
Try it on the case, folding the sides and cutting the excedent parts. // Provatelo
sulla custodia, piegando i lati e tagliando le parti eccedenti.


5)
Copy the model 4 times on the back of the velvet paper. Then cut the 4 pieces. //
Copiate il modello 4 volte sul retro della carta vellutata. Tagliate i 4 pezzetti.


6)
Glue 2 corners together, so that the velvet is outside. Repeat with the other 2. //
Incollate due angoli insieme, così che il velluto sia all'esterno. Ripetete con gli altri 2.


7)
Place the corners in the case and glue them to it. // Sistemate gli angoli nella custodia
ed incollateli ad essa.


8)
On the velvet paper draw a rectangle with same measure as the inside of the case, then cut and glue it.
// Sulla carta vellutata disegnate un rettangolo con le stesse dimensioni dell'interno della
custodia, poi ritagliatelo ed incollatelo.


9)
Cut an other rectangle for the outside and glue it too. // Tagliate un altro rettangolo per
l'esterno ed attaccate anch'esso.


10)
Add the decoration (what and where you want). This is optional. // Aggiungete una decorazione
(cosa e dove volete). Questo passaggio è opzionale.

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Voilà! Isn't it pretty? // Voilà! Non è carina?

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As I said, you can use it as a clutch or, if you prefer, as a storage for special things.
And, what about a party dress to match? It is absolutely essential on New Year's Eve!
I've talked about Dresslink Shop here and here yet.
So, I was dreaming about some festive dresses and I thought that this site
could be perfect, for the super huge choice of clothing they have!
So, here my personal DRESSLINK WHISHLIST:
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Come ho detto, potete usarla come pochette o come custodia per oggetti speciali.
E, che ne dite di un vestito da festa da abbinare? A Capodanno è d'obbligo!
Vi ho già parlato dello Shop Dresslink qui e qui.
Stavo pensando a un bel vestito per la festa e ho pensato che il loro sito
fosse perfetto, per la super ampia scelta di abiti che hanno!
Ecco, quindi, la mia personale WISHLIST DRESSLINK:

The classic red dress (find them here and here) // Il classico vestito rosso (li trovate
qui e qui)


The lace dress (find it here) // Il vestito di pizzo (lo trovate qui)


Some sparkle (find it here) // Un po' di scintillio (lo trovate qui)


...and the long gown (find it here) // ...e l'abito lungo (lo trovate qui)


Now you're perfect for your New Year's Eve! // Ora siete perfette per Capodanno!

xx Francine

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The wishlist section of this post is in collaboration with Dresslink.
La sezione wishlist è in collaborazione con Dresslink,
ma non sono stata pagata o ricompensata in alcun modo per parlare bene dei prodotti.
L'articolo rispecchia in modo trasparente la mia opinione. 

35 comments:

  1. Such a creative way to reuse them. I am sure I have some lying around somewhere in the basement still.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  2. Hi Elisa! :)
    I'm so glad we came across each other :) You are so talented and your blog is amazing :) Oh, not to mention this DIY. I could never tell that you made that clutch from a video case! How wonderful! I'm impressed with the result and the whole idea is so inspiring :)
    Hope you're having a wonderful evening! :*

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    1. Awww dear Tijiana, I am so glad too! Love your blog :) nd thank you for all the kind words!!! <3

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  3. This DIY is definitely amazing! Totally reminds me of Charlotte Olympia or something :)

    xo,

    Emma
    http://www.sassystreet.com

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  4. It didn't look it come from scratch
    Great DIY dear

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  5. You did and amazing job, what a beautiful idea!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  6. Well done, for a great clutch.
    Happy holidays.
    http://www.thestylegalaxy.com

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  7. Wow, I'm impressed how skilled you are! The result is fantastic and if I wouldn't have seen here the opposite I would have never believed that this is a video case! How wonderful you enjoyed Christmas so much and yes, I'm still well as we not really have that tons of food on Christmas :) Wish you a wonderful New Year's Eve, I'm convinced it will be perfect!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    International Time-Related Giveaway: Bad News and More
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Thank you so much, my dear Rena! Hope that you had Amazing holidays :)

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  8. Such a great idea, it looks very festive :0

    ARedLip&Love

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  9. omg, nobody would've guessed it for a video tape case! how creative! i'm actually really loving this idea :) thanks for sharing! x

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  10. OMG! that's one smart idea, girl. I would never have thought that an old video tape case could be turned into something so beautiful. AMAZING!!! I hope your Christmas was filled with joy, love, laughter and lots of presents.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Aww thanks Lenya! I hope you had great holidays too!

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  11. WTH that DIU clutch is genius! It really added another layer of elegance to the clutch

    BCfactor Blog | BCfactor.blogspot.com

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  12. wow! nice work :)
    kisses from dubai ❤️
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  13. You always create so many wonderful things, Elisa! Beautiful clutch and just perfect for the festive season. Happy 2016, dear! <3

    xoxo Ira
    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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  14. OMG, this is sooo smart!! Love it.

    Hope you have a New Year full of success! Kisses,
    BLOG | Taislany

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  15. Happy new year my dear!
    I wish u all the best!
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  16. Wow, you're a genius! I love this DIY! Really classy <3

    Have a great day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  17. Cool clutch! I like it :)

    Happy New Year!
    xo
    STYLE VANITY

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  18. Thank you, girls! Hope you all had great holidays! Happy new year!

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