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How To Give Your Old Handbag A *Fresh* Makeover

How To Give Your Old Handbag A *Fresh* Makeover

Your favourite handbag is probably tucked away in your closet somewhere. And yet, for some weird reason, you can’t seem to get rid of it. Well, it’s time to give it a makeover and show it the light of day! Trust us, a little customization goes a long way. With the right embellishments, minimal DIY skills and very little time, you can totally upgrade a basic bag and turn it into a stylish arm candy. Read on to find out how to revamp your old handbags in some really cool ways!


1. A Printed Scarf


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Ladies, we all have that ONE handbag that we totally adore! And it probably hasn’t seen the light of the day in a really long time and it’s time for this beauty to get a trendy makeover. Adding a beautiful printed scarf to the handle or wrapping it entirely around the handle instantly elevates the whole look of the bag – making it look chic, expensive and polished.

POPxo Recommends: Check out this Noi Multicoloured Printed Scarf (Rs 649) from Myntra – it looks lovely with a black or beige handbag!

2. A Furry Makeover

Furry charm pieces are so cute, aren’t they? Ladies, if you have a chic leather bag, then you definitely need to try this. Add a furry pom-pom to one side of the bag. Also, you could attach a furry patch to the front and back of your basic handbag and make it look like an expensive Dior!

POPxo Recommends: Add a touch of luxe to your old handbag with this Accessorize Pink & Gold-Toned Furry Key Chain (Rs 378) from Myntra.

3. Vintage Patchwork


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Obsessed with the new patchwork Gucci bags? We don’t blame you. Now you can give your old handbag a cool patchy avatar by just cutting out some really fun vintage wallpaper! It takes very little time and all you have to do is cut it evenly and stick it to one side of your bag and you’re done!

POPxo Recommends: Give your old handbags a vintage makeover and shop this Vintage Marble Embroidery (Rs 89) from Wallskin.

4. Metal Chains

Give your bag the ultimate makeover by wrapping the straps of your bag in metal chains! You can either use acrylic chains, brass or metal ones. Use a plier to cut the metal chain, then carefully thread the chain around the strap of your bag. A detachable strap makes it easier. But if you don’t have one, simply cut the straps of your bag and sew them back! This can be a little complicated but trust us, it is totally worth it in the end!

POPxo Recommends: Weave magic into your handbag and buy this Magic 22K Yellow Gold Plated Brass Chain (Rs 889) from Amazon.

5. Paint Your Own Design

Unleash your creative side and paint your own designs on your old handbag. Acrylic paint works  well on leather, synthetic, cotton and almost any type of fabric. However, remember not to paint the whole bag as the paint might chip off.

POPxo Recommends: Get your hands on this Camel Acrylic Color Box – 20ml tubes, 12 Shades (Rs 485) from Amazon and paint away to glory!

29 Sep 2017

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