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So, there’s a little backstory to my Cars-inspired wristlet DIY. I ordered the dress I wore on the Cars 3 red carpet the night I was invited. I happened to be in Florida at the time, and the dress was sitting on my doorstep by the time I arrived home. This was my fifth red carpet event, and you should know that I’m kind of obsessive when it comes to what I’ll wear. And by obsessive I mean that I can’t get anything done until I have my dress in hand. So you’d think that when I had my dress ready from the start that I’d be golden, right? Oh, no…not even a little.
It started with wanting a red belt. Then I wanted a yellow necklace. I already had the shoes, thankfully. I’m a bit of a bag hag, so it never occurred to me that something from my closet wouldn’t work for my outfit. But there I was, standing in front of my mirror realizing that I had to have a black patent purse of some kind. Just to be clear, I’m not complaining. I love to shop and I love having a reason to shop.
So a black patent purse, easy enough. Except then I had this vision for a themed black patent purse with either Lightning McQueen’s number or maybe the Route 66 sign. Which meant a very specific shape was needed for my black patent purse.
After a day-seriously, a full day-of shopping, I found the perfect bag. I then used shiny white vinyl and my Silhouette to create the decals. Outside of the shopping, the whole project only took a few minutes. Best of all, the vinyl can peel right off and suddenly my wristlet is just a simple black patent bag again. Or maybe it’s ready for my next red carpet theme?
This was so last minute that I never did master the art of holding my bag in a way it could be easily viewed. You can get just a hint of it in the picture above. And since I could never decide on Route 66 or McQueen’s 95, I opted for both, one on each side.
Want to make your own Cars-inspired wristlet? You can grab the Silhouette cut file here.
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