Orly Shani shows you how to convert your old placemats into one of a kind stylish custom clutches.


  • Round straw placemats in desired color
  • Trim, tassels, fringe, flowers… of your choice
  • Snaps
  • Straight pins
  • Hot glue
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Clamps/binder clips

1. Fold placemat in half

2. Pin together with straight pins

3. Glue sides together, tucking in corners, leaving 6-inch pocket

4. Attach clamps till dry

5. Turn placemat inside out

6. Attach 1-3 snaps across the pocket, depending on how secure you want the closure to be.

7. Hot glue trim: tassels, fringe, etc. onto front of the purse.

8. Add straps for a “hands free” version

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