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DIY: Book Clutch

Book Clutches

New York, Paris, London—no matter which Fashion Week you had your eye on this season, it was hard to deny the overwhelming amount of book clutches that were sweeping the street style scene.

The trend really became a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world when Kate Spade released her collection earlier this year with titles like The Great Gatsby, I Married Adventure and bestseller The Single Girl. While these perfect purses may look like something you can check out of a library, they can actually cost up to $2,000like this Olympia Le-Tan piece.

Now here's the great news: This is a fun DIY project and we're going to show you how!

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What you'll need:

A hardcover book  

A ruler


An X-Acto knife

A clasp

A brush

Fabulist Book Clutch Arianna Berk

1. Open your book about three pages and brush the glue onto the sides of the pages. Apply two coats.

Fabulist Book Clutch Arianna Berk

2. Apply weight to the book in order to allow the glue to properly dry and hold the pages together.

Fabulist Book Clutch Arianna Berk

3. Once completely dry, open your book to the first glued page, mark your desired sized rectangle and use your X-Acto knife to cut along the edges. Remove a few pages at a time until you're almost at the end of the book. 

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Fabulist Book Clutch Arianna Berk

4. When you are finished cutting, brush more glue along the sides of your pages as well as on the inside of your newly cutout section.

Fabulist Book Clutch Arianna Berk

5. Close the book and apply weight to the top while the glue dries.

Fabulist Book Clutch Arianna Berk

6. Attach your clasp and let dry. You're now the proud owner of your own book clutch!

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