Using an unlikely dollar-store item, you can make an easy summer clutch inspired by high-end fashion. Holes are hot right now. This year, sporty summer fashion is including a lot of eyelet, perforated fabric, leather and mesh. You can try out this trend for less than $3.
- Two white dish mats, $2
- Good glue like 5-minute epoxy or E6000, on hand
- Magnet clasp for purses (optional), on hand or $1 and up
Total: $2 and up
First, remove any labels and wash and dry the mats.
Glue on a magnetic or similar clasp if you want one, lining up the magnets on each mat. Allow to dry.
Glue around three sides of your mats. Press the mats together and flatten with a couple of heavy books. Allow to dry.
Like any flat clutch, you’re limited to carrying flat items. But your DIY clutch will be roomy enough for a phone, metro card, paperwork or some reading material. Since your clutch is tough and washable, you can even take it to the beach.
And, yeah, you could dry your dishes on it.