Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Before winter's over! A JCrew-ey glitter clutch

Okay, so, kind of long story here... I had been meaning to do this project since I saw J.Crew's holiday catalog 2009.  Yeah, 2009. I think it was this one:

They also had wallets, not sure when... and of course now they have glitter belts, iPhone cases, the works!

Anyway, I had a glitter/ModPodge phase (remember my DIY Christian Louboutin glitter heels?  Awesome project...), and in, uh... February or March of 2010, I finally got around to glitter-ing this wallet I had.  White leather wallet, got it at Goodwill Outlet.

Added a blend of ModPodge mixed with glitter and painted it on with a foam brush thing.  So pretty!

I did both sides of the outside.

Anyway, I didn't post it because I figured it was too late in the season by the time I actually finished it.  But now, glitter is EVERYWHERE, and hey, never too late for glitter, right?!

Although I probably should have posted this before New Year's Eve.  Oops.

Point being, if you want something glitter-ey, DIY it!  I highly recommend mixing ModPodge with glitter from JoAnn and spreading it on.  The glitter doesn't fall off at all, and it's still plenty shiny and almost smooth to the touch.  And this thing has lasted two years, and it's still looking okay!

Have you been into glitter this winter?  Do any fun sparkly projects? ;)


  1. I think glitter is good all year round! I love the simple steps. I might have to try it soon!

  2. I don't think I've ever commented on your blog, but now that I started my own, I know how much I love comments. Your philosophical post in the end of December about DIYing got me thinking and writing in this blog that I started many years ago, so Thank You!! I've read your blog for a few years and you were one of my inspirations. My blog doesn't have much direction right now, but I'm at least keeping it up and getting used to writing almost daily, so there's a start. Anyway, I LOVE glitter (all year around). I recently did two posts about glitter- one project that I did
    And one project that a friend did for me;postID=8688129410035862428
    And I also loved reading about your wedding. We got married at about the same time so I enjoyed your inspiration. I also DIY'd a ton (but not dresses- they all were amazing!)

  3. That looks really pretty! Well done.

  4. I have a wallet that's starting to look a little sad--this is a great idea to spruce it up some!

  5. Came across your blog thanks to EBEW and I have to say I am loving all the DIY tips and tutorials. I need to try a number of these things asap!! - Katy

  6. Awesome comments today!

    @Tess, so glad I inspired you! Can't see the glitter post for some reason, but... congrats on the blog and wedding!

    @Mallory, DUH! What an awesome idea. This would be a great solution for a dying wallet.

    @Katy Rose, yay! I'm so excited about sharing outfits on EBEW. Glad you found me!

  7. I love this. Thank you for posting it. I can't wait to glitter something!! I put it on my pintrest!




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