January 08, 2011

D I Y / Hair-On Purse

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Hair on leather, goat hair purses and jackets that have blown my mind plus my obsession with hair resulted in this project.
I created a new hairy friend, the perfect piece to give any outfit an odd touch. It could come right out of Morticia Adam’s wardrobe.


What you’ll need to make one is
-45 minutes
-a boxy leather flap purse. (I used an old vintage one that, as you can see, was already a bit damaged)
-one package of short human hair strands (for sale at wig supply shops, also online or on ebay)
-Glue (you can also use needle and thread. I tried it but the leather of my purse was in a very bad condition)
*Optional, I also added a golden chain to the strap. I felt all that hair needed some hardware to not look too much like a wig on a strap.

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What you are going to do is glue on ‘rows’ of hair on your purse starting at the bottom. Depending on how large your purse is and how much hair you have to cover it with decide on how much space you are going to leave in between each row. I left about 2 cm between each.

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Measure how long your next row is going to be, cut the hair to the right size and glue it on your purse. You’re going to be left with some short left over pieces of hair. Use those for the lower rows, or the rows on the back of the purse. Be sure to save some entire strands for the top of the purse, because those are going to be visible.

Go on gluing the rows upwards until you reach the top. Then glue the last two in the same direction at the back and make the hair go over the top.(see image that the hair looks like it’s flipped from that back to the front) You can even style it into shape with a straightening iron.


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104 comments:

Lisa said...

Heel creatief, maar ik vind het wel een beetje te freaky voor mij haha. Maar je DIY zijn echt geweldig!
Deze ook weer!

http://theboydoesnotlikethat.blogspot.com/

MeMe said...

Absolutely fabulous! xxx MeMe

Michelle said...

Oh, this reminds me of that guy on Project Runway who made his entire collection consist of human hair!

I think it's really wicked, and really creative of you with this DIY. Looks great!

angelina said...

love this DIY

Céline K.G said...

I don't know if... i love this bag or not aha :D

xoxo, Céline
areyouincorrect.blogspot.com

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Really cool!
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death_sexxx said...

great idea doll... looks awesome!

Fashion Agony said...

That's a great idea, the bag looks great!
xoxo
http://www.fashionagony.blogspot.com/

heylila said...

it IS odd, but cool DIY!!!

bisous,
mia

heylilahey.blogspot.com

Léonie Mizée said...

GENIAAL!! Vind hem echt prachtig.
Bekijk ook even mijn nieuwe tas, ze hebben wel overeenkomsten vind ik!
http://madamemode.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-bag.html

Sabrina O. said...

Vreemd, but I like it!
GE-WEL-DIGE BLOG!
xx
Sabrina O.

http://jardin-de-la-mode.blogspot.com/

Mademoiselle Antonova said...

this is amazing! definitely looks like it could have came out of the addams family wardrobe... but i love it even more for that.
well done on adding the strap, i do think it's necessary!
surprisingly... i have a whole pack of human hair that i've never opened... now i need to find a flap bag :)

Anonymous said...

wow, that's a good idea! I think it's really cool.!xoxo

www.lauraholm-insane.blogspot.com

Raspberry Jam said...

Love this!

Amazing idea!

http://sweetraspberryjam.blogspot.com/


XOXO

KittehsCupcakes said...

once again, zooo creatief! ziet er echt goed gelukt uit joh! ik had vroeger ook van die hairy tassen, maar niet van die lange menselijke haren haha. geeft idd een 'odd' sfeertje maar heel tof!

projectvee said...

you always have the most amazing DIY ideas. love this :)

http://project-vee.blogspot.com/

Taylor said...

Once again, this is amazing. I can't believe how well you transformed that bag.

Marlene said...

Great idea :)
Love it !

Nemesis said...

Gewoonweg geniaal haha, het is dat ik zelf niet echt iets met "haar" heb maar het ziet er super uit!

Suzanne said...

jij bent mijn held!
ik wilde dit ook een keer uitproberen alleen was ik bang dat het zou mislukken. Maar nu ga ik het zeker uitproberen! Moet iets, nu ik geen kleding mag kopen haha

Kimberley said...

I am so jealous. Now make the hair shoe (Nicholas Kirkwood).

crazy pig said...

Oh my god, that's so original! SUch a great idea... It looks a bit macabre-like, but it's damn cool <3
you're so creative!

Jantine said...

Super joh! Ofja, het past niet echt bij mij maar je bent zo creatief en stijlvol!

AP23 said...

That is quite something! Very unusual :-)
♥ ♥ ♥

www.apartmenttwentythree.blogspot.com

Fashion Nicotine said...

Fakkin vet!!!
En je tattoo vind ik ook echt super!!

Emma said...

hahaha this is so rad!
I love it!

xo

Heis said...

And you did it again, Fantastic!

Piter said...

SO original!!!!!!!

VIVIENNE KONGVONGSA said...

Now
that
is
insane!
In
the
most
breathtakingwaypossible!!

XXX

Shilpi said...

OMG haha so clever!

Love this post

xx

sftrend

wobblinbetty said...

Perfection! I'm loving this so much!!!!
xxx

minnja said...

Amazing photos & bag !!!!!!

LOVE
minnja

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

Francesca said...

another amazing DIY. thanks for your email! i hope it's okay that i'm using a few of your pics to go along with the interview x

F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com)

LOVETHEFABRIC said...

WAUW! Ik beland net op je blog en jouw blog beschrijft de stijl waar ik van houd! Je DIY zijn helemaal geweldig en ik heb daarom een klein artikeltje over je gemaakt! Ik volg je nu ook! Kom je trouwens uit Arnhem?

Sarah Voigt said...

Your blog is fantastic!
I love your style and your good ideas... and you are just so buteful -i'm så envy :)

I'm a follower now.
-you are welcome to take a look at my blog.

xx


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Michelle Chic said...

ur amazing at diy! absolutely amazing!

TONJE said...

ha ha wicked. :)

xx T

Lisanne & Carlijn said...

ziet er heel vet uit, je bent echt vreatief he!? x

Sjaar said...

Geweldig idee. Wel een beetje morbide maar geweldig haha. Je nieuwe tat is geniaal. Hoe kwam je er bij?

Marle said...

Wauw, ik moet het je nageven; het ziet er geweldig uit!

lies said...

ik vind het echt geweldig!

Ginta said...

OMFG! This is amazing!

...love Maegan said...

brilliant!!!

ANewPairOfVintageBoots said...

Is that your/a tattoo? Fckn. awesome. Love simple tattoos. Anyways, only you can think of a 'create your own hairy bag!'-diy. hahaha

angelina said...

really great idea!

tutta_ said...

I love the idea!

hannah said...

this is SUCH an incredible post. i love the purse and i am definitely making my own.

X

http://www.thefashionhash.com/

Kim said...

Geweldig weer ! Wat ben jij toch super crea he !

Heart Charlie said...

That purse is so amazing! I love your simple DIY post, brilliant :)

naughtymess said...

awesome as always!

xx

chloe

Chip said...

amazing!!! so smart!
I love a good hair DIY

QueenDesi said...

OMG!!! you're so creative!!
i loe this idea to make a hairy purse.
really remind me to one episode in America's Next Top Model cycle 14
where the model wear hairy outfit.
i love the concept but i think that's to much if i turn it in my daily outfit.
But with this hairy bag, that's totally the best solution to take this hairy concept on my everyday style.
thx for share babe.

oh yeah i'm your new follower,
come and visit my blog..feel free if you wanna follow me back

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Luca said...

AAAh, this is just an amazing blog!
I didn't noticed you before!
X

Start dreaming on www.dreamingthedayawaywithluca.blogspot.com

Holly Springett said...

Love this DIY - the finished bag looks amazing!

Victoria Loraine said...

my gosh i love this so much!

shall definitely be having a go at it myself!

v x

victorialoraine.blogspot.com

Shevah said...

Awesome DIY. This bag is killer!





www.shevahh.blogspot.com

Yamilla said...

wauw! geweldig! veel leuker dan in het haar! haha! liefs,

SEAFAKEDAYS said...

love it, love it !!!

with love,

www.seafakedays.blogspot.com

Marle said...

Ik had al gereageerd, maar wilde je nog even laten weten dat ik je doorgelinkt heb én heb getagged, haha!

Emma said...

Not gonna lie; that looks wicked. x

Prad Savania said...

Wow, what an Amazing post...so cool, also very innovative, keep up the great work...

Check out my shoe design blog? All my designs are hand-drawn also...Take care....

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Raez said...

love this DIY! You never fail to dissapoint when it comes to creative new DIYs, you rock!

xx raez

Michelle Elaine said...

clever!! not sure that i want a purse with hair though, but you totally rock it!

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

November Grey said...

I don't know how I feel about it. It's sort of creepy. But I love that you did it!

xx

November Grey

Alysha said...

this is so freaking awesome!
i love everything on your blog-im now following

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AViewfromtheShade said...

great idea! cool DIY, definitely will keep in mind

GlamorousGirl said...

love the bag :)amazing idea
hope u check out my blog
follow me on:
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http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/2187105/glamourgirl

Leather and Lace said...

just found your blog..looked through the whole thing...LOVE! following.
xoxo

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http://www.leatherlaceblog.com/

cathy. said...

This is so gorgeous! I think I'd attempt this with feather trim rather than hair. The thought of a wig on a bag freaks me out a little :P

xx

S said...

Your DIY's are always fantastic, I think I'm trying this one when I end my exams, the result is excellent!

http://singinonmymind.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

wow you're very creative! great DIY, I especially like how you added the gold strap.

Angy said...

amazing! you are so creative!

I will follow you, please follow me too ;)


http://angystearoom.blogspot.com

blorange dice said...

the first picture made me smile - looks like you are pretending to have facial hair! haha. anyway, you made a very difficult idea look flawless and professional

Jessie said...

If you made a heap of these, I'd buy one from you.

HitomiNeko said...

wow. that’s nice! n it doesn’t look that creepy on the photos.. hahhaa.. great blog. following!

please check out mine too ^^

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Bex said...

This is insane, what a fabulous post! I love how the bag turned out, it looks amazing!

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Marella said...

So creative dear! Gorgeous blog! Following! Follow back? <3

Debbie said...

WAUW ik vind het echt geniaal! Serieus, supertof, en zeker niet freaky!

x

Milly said...

Love this bag and your whole blog in general!

http://thoroughlymodernmilly5.blogspot.com/

xx

Rix og Mill said...

OMG that's so cool! Need to try making one myself, even though I'm not good at making stuff like that (:


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jess said...

This scares me a little bit but I love it at the same time. Isn't fashion funny? Great DIY x

ching said...

gosh this is amazing! very creative.

KRISSI ▲ said...

OMG! i love it!!

ELISABETH said...

awesome!

Emma said...

Echt geweldig! ♥
XX

Joanna said...

Great idea! Pretty creepy too :P

http://theythinkimtooyoung.blogspot.com

ólöf said...

looks really good!

Jooz. said...

really nice DIY! :D

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Very cool bag. (thanks Outsapop!)

Six Six Sick said...

Completely brilliant. I definitely want to try this!

xx
Tiffany

Yorien said...

Só cool! I'm def going to try it out tomorrow! Thank you!~

http://iambackstage.blogspot.com/

Annalisa Babysan Laterza said...

WoW!!! PHantastic!!! :)

coco said...

looks amazing!
great job.

le pearl said...

Kinda gross but cool at the same time. Good stuff for doing something out-of-the-ordinary x

this symmetry. said...

You are fabulous.
-R

Isabelle said...

freakish but i love it! you did a reat job.
xoxo

http://storyofstyle.blogspot.com/

denise said...

wat ontzettend creatief,
en origineel bedacht!
liefs,
denise

Shine On said...

May have to nab this idea sometime in the near future!

Peace X

http://alwaysshiningyoucrazydiamond.blogspot.com/

Maria said...

Heee, ik zoek al heel erg lang zo'n soort tasje!
Vroeg me af, of je tegen betaling zo'n zelfde soort iets wilt maken voor mij? Liefss Mariska

Shevon said...

I actually did this with a twist I'll post pics soon. All I used a was old leather cylinder bag a h&m chain and a belt from I was 4 oh and a good old pack of weave lol came out great!

Anonymous said...

something like freaky but also catchy

Rebecca Alonzo said...

what??? this is amazing. so creative !

instagram: rebequitaalonzo

Mateusz. said...

Świetna jest.:D Pomysłowe.:)

Mateusz. said...

:))