Boo-tique Handbag - boutique style handbag made for less than $10 from two Halloween placemats!
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be restricted to your home decor. A lot of people also like to dress themselves according to the holidays. If you’re that type, you will love this BOO-tique handbag for Halloween! At under $10, it’s super affordable to make and can be created in 20 minutes. Not to mention it is a fun and festive to carry around this October. And you’ll never guess what it is made from…

Boo-tique Handbag - boutique style handbag made for less than $10 from two Halloween placemats!
To create this Halloween handbag you will need:
2 Halloween placemats (Old Time Pottery)
1 yd belting trim (local craft store)
Halloween ribbon (Old Time Pottery)
A sewing machine

Any Halloween-themed placemats will work for this project, but I love the tapestry look of these. They will make the handbag look more lush.

Boo-tique Handbag - boutique style handbag made for less than $10 from two Halloween placemats!
First, cut the yard of belting trim in half to create 2 straps, one for each placemat. Line up the straps where you want them to go on the back of the placemats and pin in place. Sew strap to placemat.

Because of the orange and black stripes at the top of these placemats, I wanted to be sure all of my sewing occurred on black parts of the mats. The white arrows represent where the stitches are: 2 across the top and one down each side.

Boo-tique Handbag - boutique style handbag made for less than $10 from two Halloween placemats!
When you flip the placemat over, you cannot see the stitches (white arrows)

Boo-tique Handbag - boutique style handbag made for less than $10 from two Halloween placemats!
Once all of the straps are sewn on, put the placemats face-to-face. Line up all of the corners and sides and pin in place.

Sew down one side, across the bottom, then up the 2nd side.

Boo-tique Handbag - boutique style handbag made for less than $10 from two Halloween placemats!
Turn the bag right side out and iron the edges smooth.

Boo-tique Handbag - boutique style handbag made for less than $10 from two Halloween placemats!
Use the Halloween ribbon to make a decorative bow around one of the straps.

Now you will be styling this Halloween! The finished handbag is large enough to carry around quite a bit. I may be hiding our Halloween candy stash in mine!

Boo-tique Handbag - boutique style handbag made for less than $10 from two Halloween placemats!

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Michele is the creator behind The Scrap Shoppe, a craft and DIY blog. She is a wife and mommy to 2 fun little boys. She gave up a job in science to pursue her dream of spending more time with her boys and becoming a full time blogger. The Scrap Shoppe focuses on creating fun, creative, and unique craft and DIY projects for the home that anyone can recreate.

    4 Comments

  1. Jeannie @ For what it's worth October 13, 2015 at 10:26 AM Reply

    That is a very cleaver idea. I like it a lot.

  2. keri @ shaken together October 13, 2015 at 11:39 AM Reply

    This bag turned out So cute – can’t believe this started as placemats!

  3. Amy Anderson October 14, 2015 at 9:41 PM Reply

    A bag made out of placemats?! That is so fun!

  4. flamingotoes October 15, 2015 at 10:30 PM Reply

    That is so creative!! I love how cute it is and how fast it was to put together!!

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