Magazine Clutch DIY

IMG_8308IMG_8317We used to love making things out of magazine pages when we were in middle school and high school. I guess it was partly because magazines were the supply we always had access to! But to us, there's something so perfectly 90s about a good magazine page craft. Here's an easy way to make a durable clutch from your favorite magazine's pages.Magazine clutch1. Supplies: magazines, laminating sheets, embroidery thread, scissors. 2. Begin by ripping out your favorite magazine pages for your clutch. 3. After you've picked your favorite, assort them in a collage and apply the laminating pages directly on top. We went really slow with this step, making sure the laminating sheets lined up perfectly. Once you've the covered the entire area, cut it into a perfect square. 4. Then, begin forming the clutch by folding three corners to the middle and securing them in place with another laminating sheet. 5. Next, cut the corners of the sides, making the top corner able to fold down farther. 6. Lastly, attach a hook and button so you can close it shut! IMG_8318Happy crafting! xo. elsie and emma

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  • Tori, the second sheet goes on the back (inside) of the clutch. The finished clutch is about 8×10 inches, but you can make it any size you want! XOXO

    Q: I’m guessing it doesnt get damaged on a rainy day?

    A: Nope, the laminating sheets make it water resistant. XO!

  • how do the laminating sheets work? I really want to make one but can’t figure out how the second laminating sheet goes on. Also I was wondering what the dimensions of your clutch are?

  • Such a great idea, I just made one myself, and it turned out fantastic!

  • Wonderful idea! I have a pile of magazines just sitting around too

  • Looks amazing! I’m guessing it doesnt get damaged on a rainy day .. ?

  • That’s an odd project. I never would have thought of that.

  • Love this! How creative, you guys are amazing. Wish we lived closer so we could be friends.

  • I’m totally speechless!!

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    La Vie Quotidienne

  • What a great idea. I think they would make wonderful gifts as well and I will be making some in my new room from Thanks again for the great idea.

  • I love this idea! And it actually sounds easy enough for me to make!

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  • LOVE it. The idea is bomb and I will see when time is given to recreate this beautiful clutch. Yours is really ready to go out with :))!!

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  • Love love love this! I have a huge collection of Seventeen and Teen Vogue mags so I’ll definitely need to try this!! What are some of the other projects you guys made when you were in school? Any cool school supplies stuff?? Thanks and if you get a chance check out my blog @
    Stay happy! 🙂

  • Nice idea, really creative! 🙂

  • this is a cool idea… it would be helpful to see more descriptive instructions beneath each photo for the steps. do you heat the lamination sheets at all? or are they self-adhesive?

  • What a really great idea! And such an unique accesoire, thanks again 😉

  • What a brilliant idea, thank you so much for sharing, will have to give this a try!


  • Great DIY. The laminating sheets make it a bit too complicated for me haha. Maybe one day I’ll be motivated enough to make it myself.

  • So pretty! I recently made a DIY on an envelope clutch using fabric, but magazine paper is such a great idea! 🙂

  • how is it possible to have always so beautiful, amazing ideas. Just love it! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

  • That’s a fun crafting idea to try this weekend with the BFFs!
    Great tips and tricks, as always! 🙂

  • Amazing, such a brilliant idea! I don’t quite understand how you attached the hook and button?

  • This is such a cute idea!

    You easily could have a whole selection of them to go with whatever outfit you wanted.

    Thanks for sharing!



  • ahhaha i tried it with scotch tapes and without laminating sheets. it looked sooo ugly ! haha i guess the color combinations should be similar or else it’s going to look really weird.

  • This is super cute. Great idea to carry notes and pens to class.

  • That´s an awesome idea! I actually just diy´d a Olympia Le Tan inspired book clutch on my blog..i guess reading is becoming fashionable lol

  • Finally! Something USEFUL I can do with my magazine cut-outs! This is a great gift idea… I only have one question: what kind of laminating sheets did you use- self adhesive or the kind you have to run through a laminator? I’m just a bit confused on this step. Thanks!

  • how creative and coooool. Love the photos you guys chose.
    I wanna make one!

    xO, vicky

  • The funny thing is that I tore out that same black and white image for my inspiration drawer! Definitely doing this.

  • This is a great idea! My friend and I make envelopes out of magazines all the time; it is really fun (and cheap – we are definitely poor college students). Where do you get the laminating sheets?


  • thanks for the flashback,i used to cover my notebooks in magazine clippings. how did you attach the hook & button. thanks!

  • Lovely idea! You ladies are so creative! Thanks for sharing.

  • I love this! Such a perfect gift for grads!!

  • What timing – I was just doing some spring cleaning and debating whether to toss my old magazines or salvage my favorite looks for some sort of project – this may be it!

  • I would have never thought to turn magazine pages into a fabric of sorts. You ladies always make my imagination go wild with your creativity, thank you for the inspiration 🙂

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  • omigod that is the cutest thing eva

    and it looks so easy

    i am diffently going to try this

    thanx heaps ur blog is awesome

  • Fun! I love creating stuff out of magazines… I remember my college dorm room being decked out in all type of magazine crafts.

  • Lovely! So eye-catching and wearable at the same time!! I need to do it

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