If you love reading and fashion, then welcome to your new favorite Do It, Gurl video! This week, Jamie shows us how to make the cutest book clutch ever, perfect for holding small items when you’re going out and don’t want to tote around a large bag. Yes, books are sacred and should never be destroyed or messed with, but… what about a book that you don’t like? Or a book that is so old and icky that reading it is close to impossible? Or a second copy of something you already have, or a thrift store find that has an amazing cover? Okay, fine, sometimes books should be messed with.

Make your own book clutch using your favorite novel so that everyone can learn something about you, or just use any beautiful hardcover option you can find. A book clutch is fun, a little quirky, and a little unique – especially when it’s handmade rather than purchased from a store. Let’s do it!

Hardcover Book
Ruler & Writing Utensil
Hot Glue / Strong Super Glue
Decorative Material
Clasp Closure

Step 1: Remove Book Pages
Step 2: Create Chipboard Pages
Step 3: Create Inner Lining
Step 4: Attach Pages & Lining
Step 5: Attach Clutch Closure

Are you going to try this craft? Which book will you use? Let me know in the comments!


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  • Love this idea even just for office storage for little things!! 🙂 We don’t have many posts about DIY but we do have a couple on cute office storage if you want to check them out!! Thanks for another great post gurl!! 🙂 xx

  • Lydia

    What’s chipboard