Sometimes the shape of a box in the recycle bin inspires a new upcycled craft! That was the case with this fancy play fringe purse. The shape of the box lent itself perfectly but round, square or rectangle would work wonderfully too!

Start with:

  • Box
  • Scissors
  • Single Hole Punch
  • Glue
  • Yarn
  • Colored Paper

Create it!


Step 1: Glue colored paper to flaps and bottom of box.

Step 2: Cut fringe on colored paper and glue. Continue until all sides of box are covered.

Step 3: Punch hole in either side of box for handle. Cut equal lengths of yarn and knot on inside of one side of box.

Step 4: For the yarn handle, we cut two equal lengths of yarn and tied knots about 1-2 inches apart to create a chain like effect. Braiding with three lengths would be fun too!

Step 5: Attach yarn chain to the holes punched on each side of the purse. Knot on inside.

Such a fun project for those that love fashion or dress up!