I wanted to find something to do with leftover diamonds (from diamond painting projects), and bought this fabric coin purse on ebay to experiment with. Link: https://tinyurl.com/y8erf3jb
You don’t need to have leftover diamonds, you can use pearls you buy at the Dollar Tree, buttons, enamel dots, nail art, rhinestones, sequins, resin pieces or wood embellishments instead…Use your imagination, almost anything you use as an embellishment can be used on this project.
How to change the diamond color: I used leftover diamonds and used alcohol markers to change the colors to the colors I wanted. I used a diamond painting tool to pick up the diamonds before coloring them..link..https://tinyurl.com/y9cbcdmh
The markers you use to color the diamonds must be alcohol based, as water based markers will run when wet. Put a plastic bag inside your coin purse so the glue doesn’t seep through to glue itself shut. I used Aleene’s Super Fabric Adhesive link: https://tinyurl.com/yaklxkm3 to glue the diamonds to the purse.. I used a cheap kid’s craft paint brush from Walmart link: https://tinyurl.com/ybmqvznt and cut about 1/4″ off the brush so it was more manageable to work with for the glue…I also used tweezers I got with a diamond painting to pick up some of the diamonds and to push them around on the purse. link: https://tinyurl.com/y77tobzw
I created a pattern (in my head) of flowers, and used the glue to adhere them by putting glue on the back of each diamond with the paint brush and then pushing it into the purse. I used a micro brush link: https://tinyurl.com/ya5gnkg6 to draw a line of glue to add a line of Bling it rhinestones from Michaels (couldn’t find it in their online store) to create the stems and leaves of the flowers, and pearls to create the centers.
It was a fun project, but after thinking about it, I don’t recommend you doing this with kids, as the glue is really toxic smelling and hard to work with. The glue I bought came with a nozzle, but it didn’t show how to re-cap it once you attach the nozzle, so I didn’t use it, as I knew I wouldn’t use the entire tube doing this.